Sunday, November 04, 2012

Chalk-Ah-Lot thankful challenge

The challenge this week at the Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe blog is to do a project connected with thanks, thankful, or Thanksgiving  with powdered chalk as one of the mediums used. I continue to have fun experimenting with the chalks from Stamp N Plus Scrap N. It's interesting to think of different ways to use them for mixed media, art journalling, cards...whatever  I can dream up.

This week I decided to combine powdered chalk with Crafters' Workshop stencils. Starting with white cardstock, two colours of Distress Ink, Scattered Straw and Dried Marigold were applied with ink blenders. Once the ink dried, copper powdered chalk, called Ritzy, was mixed with Buzz N Magic paint. When you mix the metallic chalk with this paint, you get a beautiful sheen. The chalk and paint mixture was sponged over two different stencils, herringbone and distressed diamonds, separately to achieve two different patterns. Both rectangles were matted with brown textured cardstock and layered. Before adhering these two layers to the  card base, a sentiment was printed from the computer onto white cardstock. This was cut out using the Memory Box Bistro Label die and popped up on foam tape. Two pieces of brown embroidery floss were adhered to the back of the label and wrapped around  each side of the stacked rectangles. Amber rhinestones were glued to the top of the label at each end.

The little pilgrim girl is a Stamp N Plus stamp by Mary Helen Gould which can be found here. She was coloured with Prismacolor pencils, cut out with a Spellbinders die, and matted on brown cardstock cut from the next size die. That's it, that's all for this clean and simple card. I love the effect of the powdered chalk and paint sponging through the stencils. I know that this is a technique I will repeat...can't wait to try it with other colours. Wish I could have captured the beautiful sheen on the patterns for you.

Thanks for visiting L'il Pilgrim girl and me today. We always enjoy your company. Come join the challenge.

Life is good; so is art.


Words and Pictures said...

Such a lovely, warm, cheering card on this grim, grey day - I'm certainly thankful for it!
Alison x

ParkNSlide said...

The rich, warm colors just glow on your card. "Ritzy" is my favorite Chalk-Ah-lot. I'll bet it adds a nice sparkle to this card.

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Adorable image...perfectly bright and fun!