Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Playing with chalks

Good morning ...
I do hope you're having a good week so far

Make it Monday at Papertrey Ink this week is tutorial by Melissa Phillips ... 
It's all about using chalks and the lovely effects you can get by embossing your card stock first and stamping over your chalks
I have used chalks before but never tried stamping over them so I thought it was time to pull out those long forgotten chalks and give it a go ... Unlike Melissa ... I chose not to stamp in co-ordinating colours but in a soft muted pearlescent ink and I also did some wet embossing on top of that


I really do like the effect and it was fun to see the transformation as you go


I'm hoping you can see the sheen on this ... I used Archival Brilliance ink 'Platinum Planet'


The sad part is that I can't link this up to PTI because my supplies from them are meagre and I realised after I completed it that didn't use anything of theirs on this card...

Oh well ...

Thanks for stopping by ... Have a lovely day

~ Ros ~



20 comments:

Diane said...

What a wonderfully, beautiful card...so soft and so very pretty..I just LOVE the pastel goodness of this. I have a tab at the top of my blog that is challenges if interested...I am sure there would be one you could link to, you need to as it is so beautiful..the whole world needs to see it!!!!

Mona Pendleton said...

Stunning card Ros! Love the pretty color palette and beautiful layered blossom!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

this is really beautiful Ros, I did mine yesterday but didn't like the result as much as I like yours.

Ira Huberts said...

This is a lovely technique with such tremendous results, your card looks so sweet Ros in those delicate colours! Great idea to use a contrasting colour to stamp the pretty swirls! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Ira Huberts said...

Hope my commenting went well Ros, blogger is running havoc this evening. Probably because of the Dutch playing soccer right now (can't watch it, way too exciting!) So I'm watching the game between my fingers whilst blogging at the same time ;-) Btw, did I tell you I really love your new blog look, really pristine! Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Charlene said...

Stunning Ros!! I really love the BG!!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, I can totally see the chalks better here than over at PTI, Ros! Absolutely gorgeous! LOVE them over that diamond background, and that little, textural bloom is such a great touch!

Linda R said...

Your card is so pretty.. I LOVE the pretty pastel colors you used. And the flower looks beautiful.

Hugs~

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wow, that is amazing....I had no idea you could use chalk on cards, the colors are gorgeous!

Carol

Sylvia said...

Gorgeous card, Ros, love how you used the ink and the chalks! Beautiful design as well. Have a wonderful Thursday!

Robyn Oliver said...

Ros, it's a Beautiful card, love your colours again...think I might have to pop over to PI for some inspiration. Gorgeous

Barbara said...

Yes, it's stunning! Love the soft colors and all the different effects - it's a card to look at forever.

keren said...

That's just lovely! Such soft beautiful colours- I'd kinda spied that they'd used chalks but it's on my to-visit list. You've created such a beautiful card- I'll have to work out how you've done it now!! x

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful Ros, love how you worked this technique. Beautiful colours and embossing!

Maria said...

Just gorgeous, Ros! Wonderful background in lovely color! Pretty flower, too!

Tracy said...

I don't think I would have guessed you'd used chalk. The mix of colors is so pretty and the stamping gives a great effect. It's lovely. Hugs!

Sue Lelli said...

WOW, that BG is just STUNNING! LOVE your flower and that burlap with the plaid ribbon! FAB details!

Manuela said...

wow, I love this card, the colors are so soft and wonderful combination. just beautiful!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I have to say it again - this is my new favorite! Oh, my gosh, I do love this Ros!! The pattern, the colors, the softness and then the texture of your flower focus. Delushious!! I love your way of doing the technique and am pinning this for inspiration when I have time to try it ~ thank you!! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs, Darnell

Heidi said...

Stunning!
The colours are so pretty:)
Beautiful card.
Hugs,Heidi:)

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