Monday, June 30, 2008

Peppermint and Linen

Today's challenge on SCS was to use chalk as the background and again over an image stamped in versamark. The technique is called chalk pouncing.
I chanced the technique a little bit for my card. I stamped the main image and colored it with copic markers before chalking the background with a coral chalk. I then stamped the Linen background stamp over the entire image with Versamark ink, and applied coral and caramel chalk over the top. If you look at the closeup below you can see the linen.

The background of the card is my favorite part... I simply stamped the flower part of the image along all the edges, then colored it in. I also used the chalk technique on the background.


The stamp I used is a new release from My Favorite Thing's Annie LaPoint line. I find all these herbal images so soothing, plus they are good for a variety of situations from birthday cards to get well!


Thanks for looking!

12 comments:

Janine said...

Just beautiful Michelle!!

retiredheather said...

Great background Michelle. Love the card.

Conniecrafter said...

So pretty, love these colors and what a neat idea for your background, Love it!

Bethany Paull said...

Very pretty! And the background...WOW!

{stampininthesun} said...

Very soft and pretty!

SmilynStef said...

Love what you did with this technique ... gorgeous.

Karen Hanim said...

I wondered as soon as I saw your card how you did the background to make it match the pot of flowers. It looks so great that I thought somehow you had a matching background stamp! Love the linen stamp over it as well.

Karen Hanim

alma said...

Awesome colors! Just wonderful.

Kendra Giles said...

fabulous card michelle!

Beth said...

This is beautiful, Michelle! Thanks for signing up for our ATC SWAP over at JBE!!!!

Dawny P said...

Love this Michelle - just wonderful xx

mochamama said...

This is a very beautiful card. It must be too early in the morning for me to think cause I still can't figure out how you did it. ddaahhhhh

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