Friday, December 11, 2009

Just Us Girls Challenge #11 - Technique

Wow - where oh where is time flying to? It's Saturday and time for another Just Us Girls Technique challenge. Our hostess this week is the extremely talented Kristin and she has picked a fun technique called Chalkboard which I had never tried before *gasp*! First off - here is a link to the tutorial on SCS for this technique.  Chalkboard Technique




Here is my card for this project - I stepped away from holiday cards to create a much needed birthday card for this one - I wanted some cheery colors to chase away the winter drearies...


I started with GinaK's Chocolate Kiss CS which I stamped in Versamark with my Filigree BG stamp from SU! (retired). For the focal image I used Gina K's Tropical Flowers stamp set. I selected my yellow, pink-peach and green chalks to chalk up the stamped images and sentiment. I was delighted at how beautiful this turned out. I kept my layout simple - Labels 4 nestie die cut - then I hand cut the mat layer with PTI Berry Sorbet to accent the pink chalked flower. I pierced the edges all the way around the card then added a simple bow and some pink dew drops to finish off the card.

NOW  - let's see what YOU can do with this super cool technique (you can also work with colored pencils if you don't own chalks.) Once you create your card, be sure to go to the Just Us Girls website and post a direct link to your project on our Mr. Linky.

Ok  - need some further inspiration? Check out what the rest of the DT has come up with. You will not be disappointed!

Thanks for stopping by - can't wait to see what you come up with.



11 comments:

Dana Gustafson said...

Celebrate good times...come on! I am celebrating wonderful cards with you Pam. THis is lovely! I love the pops of pink and yellow.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Your card is so gorgeous Pam! The bright chalked flowers POP right off that chocolatey cs. The dew drops are such a nice accent! You did an amazing job with the Chalkboard Technique!

Lisa Kind said...

Your card is so beautiful, Pam! I like the chocolate with those soft pretty chalk colors! The bow is great with this layout. Great job on the challenge!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

this is stunning. i wish i could tie a bow that gorgeous!

hugs, - and many happy wishes for a truly blessed holiday.

hugs,

Maria Levine said...

Beautiful job Pam! Love that image! Your layout rocks!! Great job with this challenge. It's indeed a fun one!

1CardCreator said...

I love this card, it looks awesome! ~Diane

Tracey Cuccia said...

Pam - I LOVE this -- your focal panel is so beautiful - the colors are perfect! and your bow is so sweet. EXCELLENT :)

Hilary said...

Good job with this card! I love the technique and the colors are perfect! Also, congratulations on your recognition with GinaK!

Regan said...

eeek...its frigin gorgeous!!!

Pammy said...

Great example of the chalk technique! Great design! Well done and inspiring!

Wendy said...

Pam, this is so pretty!

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