Welcome to our Create with Connie and Mary Saturday blog hop!
Our theme this week features ideas on how to use the new Soft Pastel Assortment Chalks –
I went with a simple technique that has been around for a long time, Poppin Pastels. To keep up with my theme this week, I used it with the Hydrangea Haven stamp set –
Simply gorgeous, right???
Simple as well! To create this, I first stamped the flower image in Versamark. It is a sticky ink and stays tacky for a bit enabling you to add something to it such as embossing powder, foil, or chalks! It is quite versatile.
To apply the chalks, I took the two colors I wanted to use and scribbled on a piece of scratch paper about the size of a quarter.
I used a Sponge Dauber to pick up the first chalk color, Gorgeous Grape. I then tapped the flower area that was stamped in Versamark so the color would adhere! I also used a rubbing motion once I cover the areas with the initial pat.
I then went to the other color, Mossy Meadow, with the same technique. Once finished, I took a soft bristle (glitter) brush to remove the excess chalk dust.
This just makes for a soft, pretty coloring.
I added the embossed stitching using the Stitched With Whimsy Dies to add some simple detailing to the card.
You can set the chalk color once finished, although I did not.
Get lots of ideas and examples from all of us on how to use the chalks. Go forward to check out Debbie Henderson, and back to Cindy Elam. I know they’ll have some great ideas to share with us!
- Stamp Set – Hydrangea Haven
- Dies / Embossing – Stitched With Whimsy Dies
- Card Stock – Basic White
- Ink – Versamark, Gorgeous Grape
- Other – Soft Pastel Assortment, Sponge Daubers