Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Chalking it up with my stash

Today I am covering some more use of chalk, and to give a "chalky" look. As you remember the other day I was apart of a fun blog hop using up our stash and focusing on chalk. Well as a person that loves paper and I just hold on to it because I love it, I have quite the stash.


All the products in this were/ are Close To My Heart. Many of the items are retired, but they still make great projects!
I specifically focused on two new items of Close To My Hearts when making this layout. The chalk marker, and the chalk board paper.

I used the new chalk marker to write on the chalk board sheet.

I took some old close to my heart chalks, and rubbed my finger in them and then all over the chalk board sheet to give it the old black board feel.

The journaling isn't on this or the tags yet, but the story is I went and got a matching tattoo with a friend. So one foot is mine, and the other is hers. This is the left page of the two page spread.
For this little accessory I took some Tulle, and blotted some of the new pigment inks on it to give it colored, but chalky look. Then the star is some of the You Rock paper on a die cut.
If you notice the sparkle bling those are currently in the Avonlea cark making workshop on the go. LOVE LOVE LOVE those sparkles! So I had to keep some from my cards =) The stars on this page were all cut out of the printed B&T you rock paper, which really let me utilize my scraps and use up this paper. 

Today's Supply List:
** anything in the list below with a code is a Current Close To My Heart product, and the code links you to my website for easy pricing and purchasing**

Tulle- Z1798
Chalk Marker-Z1767
Chalk board sheet-Z1789
You Rock Paper pack
Hemp- Z280
Star Dimensional elements- Z1680
Slate Epoxy Bubbles( WOTG bling) - G1041
Adventure mini pigment ink pads- Z2501

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Use up your stash blog hop- Chalk it up!

If you are joining us for the "Use Your Stash Blog Hop" you are right on track. WELCOME! You should be coming from Joy's Blog.

There are 5 participants this month. If you get lost along the way you can see the entire list of hoppers on Rachel's Blog. Let's get started.

Today I am showcasing 2 Halloween cards I made using chalk. I have loved using chalk for various projects but I have always found it just wonderful for Halloween crafts. This is partially because of how old and spooky you can make stuff look by adding a little but of chalk because of the matte look it has.


On this card the spiders are all done in chalk. I used the new chalk marker to make the webbing the big spider is coming down the card on. I had patted lightly on the bottom of the card with calk to give it a dusty dirty look.

the big spider was glue dotted down on its butt, and then 3-d foam taped in the front to give the feeling that it is coming off the card.

I used versa mark to stamp the image of the spider. Then I patted it with chalk to color in the image. I stamped with versa mark of the image over itself 2 more times, and patted talk on lighter each time to give a generation stamping feel that gives the feeling of movement. To ensure that it went down lighter I used brown chalk for the second image, and a grey blue for the 3rd image.

Here is a close up of the image chalked, before it was cut out.
The skeleton image is where I did my chalking on this card. I did the opposite as I did on the previous card. I first rubbed chalk on the piece of card stock, using 3 colors and making a design with them. I then took the image and rubbed it on my versa mark pad, and then stamped it on to the talked area. This gave a negative image.


Supply List:**this supply list is all current Close to my heart products. There item codes are linked to my website for pricing and  purchasing.**

Versa Mark- Z891
Tulle- Z1798
Sparkles Black and Grey- Z1754
Stardust Glitz- Z1313
Colonial White ink pad-Z2168
Black Ink pad- Z2105
Chalk Marker- Z1767

Now hop on over to Judy's Blog for more ideas of using up your stash.

P.S. come back tomorrow to see another use of Chalk with the new Chalk marker

Monday, October 15, 2012

Technique Blog Hop- rock n' roll



Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 6 of us highlighting the Rock n' Roll Technique as shown on page 31 in the Fall/Winter 2012 Idea Book!  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique. 

If you are coming from Judy'sBlog, you are on the right track!  
I love the fall, but with all my school work I need to be able to have a project that I could get done quick. So I chose to use the Flirty workshop on the go, because a layout with instructions is provided, and it had a fall theme that I knew I would enjoy and get to do some of my favorite stamped images.... LEAVES!

This is the whole layout, and because we are still in the fall season I didn't want to pick a set of pictures for it just yet. One thing I loved about this layout is the amount of photos that go on it.


left page of the layout. on this layout I cut part of the tree after applying it to my page with glue dots. This ensured that I only removed as much as the tree as I wanted, and by using the glue dots it allowed me to manipulate where the tree is and isn't glued down so I can insert pictures at a later date.

Right page of the layout.



to go along with the rock n' roll theme when I used my CTMH markers on this, I only colored the edges of the stems.

While the focus today is Rock n' Roll stamping, I did want to highlight that this is a second generation stamping. This is where the image is stamped, then immediately stamped again with out re-inking the image. This allows for the second image (second generation of the same inking) to be a lighter tone.





Two rock n' rolled stamped leaves. Explanation is on the next pictures.

for this leaf i did the rock n roll technique by rubbing the stamp on my honey ink pad, then I rock n rolled it on its edges on my gold rush in pad, and then very lightly rolled the edges on my ruby ink pad. The veins were created by doing a second generation stamp of cocoa.

for the rock n roll on this leaf I put the stamp in Honey ink first applying the ink for full coverage. Then rolled the stamp around on it's edges on my smoothie ink pad, then stamped it to my paper.




Supply List:  (all items listed below were used on this and can currently be purchased. The item code is linked to my website to make shopping easier)
Flirty Workshop on the GO(includes the sparkles, and die cut elements, stamp set)-G1050
Gold rush ink pad-Z2123
Cocoa ink pad-Z2114
Smoothie ink pad-Z2196
Fall favorites stamp set - S1209 (sept. stamp of the month)
Honey marker- Z2415
Topiary marker-Z2413
goldrush marker-Z2426

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto Joy's Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!