Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Layered chalks

While waiting for my new stamps to arrive, I pulled out some old favorites to play with. This is a fun chalking technique I just found on the Stampin' Up! workshop wows video. It was demoed by Karen Motz. I love the easy wow it gives! You start out by stamping your image in a light color. I chose Creamy caramel. Then, you take your chalks and just randomly add colors to the image, not worrying about staying inside lines or being exact. Since this is a 'fall' card, I used earth element colors like garden green, ruby red, summer sun and chocolate chip. After I added my chalks, I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp over the tree in a darker color,Chocolate chip. This technique really makes the color pop!
I added my tree to a card base of chocolate chip and mustard cardstock and added some pumpkin pie striped ribbon along the edges. This really looks better in person!
Have a great day!


Kim said...

Very pretty card!! Love the way your tree turned out after chalking. Going to have to try this technique.

stephanie said...

I love this technique!