"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Saturday, January 5, 2013

start each day....

Hello friends!!  I'm back with another try at the chalkboard technique.  This time the card is for the current PTI Make it Monday and the current Less is More challenge.  This week's MIM is what got me interested in giving the chalkboard technique a try in the first place.   And since this week's LIM challenge was to use black & white with a pop of color combining the two seemed the perfect fit.  


Just like the card I posted the other day using the chalkboard technique this card took several tries for me to finally end up with something that I was happy with.  I went with a bit more modern look since the card is for the LIM challenge.  The chalkboard technique is a pretty fun one to try and I learned that using my finger to swipe on the white ink gave me the best results.   I used two PTI sets:  Stitches & Swirls and Lovely Layers.   I die cut the fishtail flag using my MFT Fishtail Flag Stax dies and then stamped it with the sentiment.   In keeping with the modern feel I decided to add clear rhinestone to the center of the button to jazz things up a bit.  The button is actually a deep pink, but iin the photo is looking more like red! 

Thanks for stopping....

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white and true black; Stamps:  PTI; Button:  PTI Raspberry Fizz; Inks:  Tuxedo Black & VersaMark watermark ink, Brilliance Moonlight white; Embossing Powder:  Filigree white; Rhinestone:  Want2Scrap


30 comments:

Julie said...

Love your card Rosemary. Great take on the two challenges!The pop of red is perfect.

Robin K. said...

I love the modern feel of this one Rosemary! Adding the rhinestone to the button is a great detail!

Tracey McNeely said...

An excellent chalkboard card Rosie! I need to give this technique a try.

Judy1223 said...

What a great chalkboard technique result...love this! I haven't tried it yet but I think I need to, you have convinced me!

Chrissie said...

I'd never heard of the chalkboard technique, but having had two submissions using it this week, I'm certainly going to have to try to find out what it's all about!
This card looks stunning!
Thanks so much Rosemary.
Chrissie
"Less is More"

kingstonmama said...

Happy New Year, Rosemary! This is beautiful. What a fun technique. I'm going to have to give this a try sometime. Ann

wienerhoneymooners said...

AWESOME card! I will have to try this technique too! Thanks for sharing.

Christine said...

Great idea Rosy! I love the way you did it! Happy New Year!!
Hug
Christine

Valerie said...

I'm with Chrissie on this one Rosie, love your card and I'm off to do a bit of research:)
Val x

Jen said...

ok i'm def going to have to try this technique now!!
fab as always rosemary

Thanks for Joining us this week
Jen xx
"Less Is More"

Olga said...

this is gorgeous, I love how you rounded one corner!!!!

Paula Whittaker said...

great effect with that technique

bastelengel said...

It's the second card I see in this chalk board technique now. I love it and must try it as well. Beautiful card.
Eva

Viv said...

What a fabulous card again Rosie, loving this chalkboard technique too...must give it a try sometime tfs.Happy New Year too :) Viv xx

Jo said...

Brilliant! You are definitely much better at this technique than me, must go practice lol

Karen M said...

Hi Rosemary, i've seen a few cards recently incorporating the blackboard look, but yours is one of the best I've seen so far! i love it! Thanks for visiting me and for commenting! God bless Kx

Cards By Jan said...

Hi Rosemary...I had to come say hello....and tell you how much I loved your cards....have to keep in touch you know!!
This card is awesome...I love the blackboard look....beautifully done!!
Missing ya & Hugs
Jan

Lisa Lara said...

I love love love love it Rosi!

Geri said...

Love the stamps you chose for this...turned out beautiful!

Martha said...

Rosemary, I absolutely LOVE how you used the chalkboard technique and that lovely stamp set (it's one of my favorite PTI sets). Great job, my friend! I love it!

Nicole Parmentier said...

Beautiful! I love the button detail with the rinestone.

Julie Steed said...

I'll have to try this technique - glad you stuck with it as I really like the result. :)

Greta said...

Boy did you nail it! Love this card, Rosemary! You're making me think I should look at the chalkboard video after all--hadn't thought it really interested me, but I'm loving the cards I see like this one!

Jenni's Jems said...

Love the look of this technique will have to give it a go if the results are this good!x

Olga said...

Chalkboard technique on a CAS card, what a wonderful combination! Gorgeous!

Brenda said...

Love that button and your one rounded corner Rosemary! I think your technique came out superbly!

mypapercraftworld said...

You've created such a wonderful effect here, Rosemary ... love the sentiment and that blingy deep pink button! Anita :)

stempelomi said...

I love the chalkboard technique! Great card. And the splach of red button is great!

Michelle said...

Beautiful! Love that pop of red!!!

Martha said...

Rosemary, this DARLING chalkboard card caught my eye at the bottom of your most recent post. I HAD to click on it to admire it once again. As the comment I originally left you on this post says, you've used one of my favorite PTI stamp sets SO beautifully. You make me want to try the chalkboard technique, again. :-)

I always...always...feel SO inspired when I visit your blog.
Thanks for ALL the beautiful creations you share with us.