Schools Out For SUMMER! WooHoo! I am popping in with a late post today! I am playing along with this week's PTI Make It Monday #168: Combining Chalk and Stamps with Impression Plates.
I was concerned at first that I would not be able to find my chalks. It has been years since I have used those. I found one of the smaller containers right away and decided to focus on the greens since I am using PTI vineyard impressions plate. I impressed my plate in two passes. I wanted a top texture and a bottom texture to follow the sketch design from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. I loved this sketch and thought it would work fabulously with this technique. I scored the lines to add emphasis on the separation. I swiped some pink chalk through the center of the sentiment portion. I chose Ruby Rose stamps. I combined simply chartreuse, winter wisteria, harvest gold, berry sorbet, scarlet jewel, and hibiscus burst inks for the floral portion of my card. I like that the textured portion made the stamping look a bit distressed. Patchy in spots.
For the sentiment I chose Bigger Blooms and did not want it perfect. I wanted a slight tilt to follow the less the perfect stamping look. I added a couple of layered butterflies. At first I did not emboss the vellum butterfly, but I felt like it need some texture to show up against the rustic white background. That bit of texture made all the difference. I am using a new piece of my harvest gold felt from the felt swap! I topped off my layered butterflies with a scarlet jewel button. I really love the contrast of textures and colors with this card. I must say this technique surprised me. I really like the finally look. I am playing along with The Curtain Calls Inspiration Challenge, too!
As always thanks so much for stopping by!