Tuesday, June 17, 2014

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!



  1. I am loving the texture on this one! Beautiful work with the stamps and chalk! Happy Summer!

  2. Beautiful work, the detail is just stunning. I love the pink swipe under the sentiment...it is a beautiful card. Thank you for joining us this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

  3. Gorgeous card Betty! All the colorful flowers look amazing and I love the layered butterfly!

  4. Betty, your card is gorgeous! I too like the embossed butterfly, I noticed it right away.

  5. Gorgeous mix of flowers and love the felt/vellum butterfly. Thanks for joining us at the Curtain Call too :)

  6. You've inspired me to look for my chalks too! I love this look. It's gorgeous!

  7. Beautiful work, lots of attention to detail. Thank you so much for sharing with us at AHSC

  8. Every element is delightful!! I especially love the textures of your card : ) Brilliant!


  9. This is a stunning card, every single element pops but goes together so well at the same time. Thanks so much for playing along with AHSC this week!

  10. Stunning work! I love the vibrant colours! Thanks for playing along with AHSC!

  11. Betty, this is really pretty love the bright colors you chose to use. Thanks for sharing with us at AHSC.
    Cindy DT

  12. This is such a piece of artwork. Just beautiful. - Kristen AHSC


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