Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A Chalkboard Candy Wagon

Our Claire has started a Monday Morning Take over on the Waltzingmouse Blog and this week it is a technique challenge -  Chalkboard!

So I looked through my WMS stamp sets and thought the Candy Wagon would be a good set to use on my card. It has lots of sentiments to use around the wonderful candy wagon stamp!
  Design note:  each time I stamped an image I poured the white embossing powder on it, then tapped it off - so I could see where I had stamped - when I had the panel filled - I embossed it all with my hot gun. After embossing  - I scribble colored some of the areas with a  Carmine Red Prismacolor Watercolor pencil.
I also drew lines around the edges and between the images with a white pencil.  I added sparkly blue brads to the wheel spokes and sponged around the card with Fresh Snow ink.
To finish it off - I die cut a scallop edge in white and adhered it to the bottom of the chalkboard to mimic the awning on the candy wagon!
So - let's see what stamps you'll use for a Chalkboard card!  Link it up over on the Waltzingmouse blog so we all can see!  A random pick of entries will win a gift card to the WMS shop!  Check out all the details and link your card here -  you have until Monday 1/28!

Stamps:  Candy Wagon - Waltzingmouse 
Paper:  White, True Black, Hibiscus Burst - PTI
Ink:  Versamark, Fresh Snow - PTI
Accessories:  White embossing powder, hot gun, Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils, Sugar coated Brads - Doodlebug Design, Edger #4 die collection - PTI

19 comments:

Charmaine Stack said...

Wow, Julia, I adore this! Great images and sentiments and the red watercolour touches are inspired.
Thanks for the reminder about this challenge!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful Julia! Love the chalkboard technique!

Claire Brennan said...

Pinning this Julia, I LOVE how you used pencils and wee sparkly brads to add colour to this stunning card!! Fabarooney! Thanks for playing along with me! hugs!

Marybeth said...

Love your penciled stripes, and bits of color you added . Julia, love the way you used this set and how different both our cards turned out . Perfect scalloped edge at the bottom of the board. Beautiful!

Shoregirl said...

Isn't the chalkboard technique fun?! I love how you added some color with the pencils -- cute card!

Marlena M. said...

This is delightful Julia! I love all the sentiments you fit in here...it's so sweet~

Craftilicious said...

Blackboard perfection! The set was made for this technique.

Jeanne J said...

Beautiful Julia! Everything is stamped perfectly and you added so much color! You made this look easy!

Renee said...

Julia is so much fabulous fun...
I love it all!!
These images are perfect for this technique...
and love how you added color...
going to have to remember that! :)

Vickie Z said...

This set is perfect...your card is perfect!! Never thought about doing the versa mark, powder, and heating at the end....much easier way to see the layout...thanks for the tip!! Love the pops of color!

Annheidel said...

Super cute chalkboard card!

Deborah Frings said...

This is great - I love the candy stripes on the sentiments! Such a fun card!

Sharron said...

Amazing card, Julia! This is such an awesome set to use for the technique and I love how you combined so many of the images. You added the perfect touches of color too!

LaurieJ said...

This is so sweet, Julia! Perfect details - the red stripes, the blue brads, and the scalloped edge. Love it!

Kelly S. said...

YUM! I forgot how many sweet candy sentiments there are...they are perfect stamped together for this technique! Love all of the candy-colored pastel accents, too. The whole card has that ole time mercantile feel, LOVE IT!

Sunflower said...

A stunning card Julia love the way you have added colour. I am just getting use to the technique so will give adding colour a try too.
Hugs Rizwana

Carola said...

Hi Julia

WOW, what a wonderful card in this chalkboard technique! The stamps you used look great in this technique and I like that you also used colour on some elements. And the blue brads on the wheels are just a perfect addition.

Kind regards
Carola

Lynn Mercurio said...

So very fun, Julia. I really love your pencil scribbles over some of the words...so very creative.

Robin Feicht said...

Sweet Chalkboard Card!

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