Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Chalking Embossed Images

It's our last week of chalk techniques over at the Cookin' Up Creations forum and this week I decided to close the month out with two final techniques.  The first one is simple enough - use chalks to add color to dry embossed images.

Here I dry embossed the tulips with a Pebbles Inc.stencil, flipped my paper over and placed the stencil over the top of my embossed image and applied color using a q tip and Craf-T Products chalk.  

Thanks for looking!

Creating Unique Backgrounds:

I wanted to squeeze in another easy technique so I decided to create a one of a kind background for my stamped image.  I was a bit stumped for colors at first, and then I remembered the cute little tutus I spotted over at the Sweetie Pie Tutu shop on Etsy.

The one on the right is the one I drew my colors from. 

Cute eh?   And here's the card I came up with!


First, I punched a small circle out of white paper and adhered it to my cardstock using repositionable adhesive. I then used chalks and cotton balls to rub color onto my cardstock in a circular motion. Once I was done, I sprayed my background with hair spray to set the chalks. I then removed my punched circle and stamped my image over the top. I'm really pleased with the way it turned out, but I think the card needs a little something else, hmmm......a black cord and silver beads, perhaps?

Thanks for looking!


de said...

Amazing techniques! Love both your cards.

Thanks for playing the EtsyInspired challenge this week!

Jane said...

Love both card!!