20 April 2009

Chalk Highlighting

This is the 2nd Pastel Perfection Card that we made for our Terrific Techniques Class on Saturday. In this card I have used a technique I nick-named Chalk Highlighting. Basically what you do is stamp an outline image in a pattern on white cardstock then go over the pattern with a cotton ball and Stampin' Pastels, then take a pencil top eraser (you want something nice and fine) and erase the parts of the pattern you want highlighted. So simple but so effective.
It doesn't show up well in the photo but on the white square I've actually lightly rubbed lovely lilac over the cardstock and then erased along the sentiment.
PS I want to give a little shout out to Debbie, she has a great blog candy to celebrate her 15,555th hit on her blog! While you are there make sure you check out her awesome creations, she does an amazing job.

Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly
Ink: Basic Black, Pink Passion, Lovely Lilac
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Pink Passion, Lovely Lilac
Accessories: Basic Black 1/4" Grosgrain, Stampin' Pastels

Images © Stampin' Up!, Designs © Zarna Gould


Allison said...

Lovely work...great job with chalks (I never pull mine out!).

Good idea with the trampoline. We are looking into one (his cousins have one [a family with three boys] and he loves it). My only worry? That he will go in it and kill himself or his sister! When we were there last, all the other kids took a break and he continued to run around the edge (like a hamster on a wheel!).

Debbie Pamment said...

It's great to see someone using their chalks, and sooo nicely - they're not my fave medium!!