Thursday 11 July 2013

Chalk & Versamark

Hi, I was inspired to make this card by a technique that Donna did on the Annabelle Stamps blog last week. It's a new technique for me, stamping an image in Versamark ink, then sponging or daubing chalk over it. I love the soft colours it gives!

I stamped a couple of the grass images from the All Things Grow set from Annabelles. I fussy cut the taller ones and glued them on to be a feature. The butterfly is an old stamp from my sister's collection and I coloured it with chalk using a cotton bud. The clouds are Memory Box dies that I borrowed.

The sentiment is from Annabelle's Standing Tall set. I've been using it a lot lately! Stamped in Versafine and clear embossed.

I'm entering the challenge  at Annabelle Stamps. Here's the sketch.

I used white ribbon as the vertical stripes on my card. They're a bit hard to see in the photo.

I'm also entering the challenge at Make It Monday, where the theme is anything goes, and to share creativity. Since my dark green layer is a snippet (there's a die been cut out of the middle of it!), I can also visit the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.

Thanks for visiting :)


Irene said...

A beautiful and serene card Cathy, I love it.
Your little scene is beautiful, and what a great techquiue.

Di said...

Wow Cathy, what a delightful scene you've created! Love the technique you used, one to try methinks - the result is just like an English Summer meadow.

And your very own cloud die set was posted yesterday, along with the chevron dies :)

Hugs, Di xx

roffeycreations said...

Another lovely creation,,, see you tomorrow!!! Mxx

rachel said...

this is beautiful Cathy - such soft perfect colours - love it xx

Loll said...

Hi Cathy. Love the softness of the chalks and haven't tried this technique ... thanks for sharing! Beautiful scene that you've created and I love that layout! Loll xx

lostinpaper said...

OH my, this is sooo pretty, love love love the subtle look of those chalks!
Thanks so much for sharing with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

Andrea said...

Wow this is simply gorgeous Cathy! Love the splash of pink on the butterfly and amazing scene you've created!
TFS with us this week :)

Bonnie said...

This is so dreamy and beautiful! Love that gorgeous butterfly!

Shirley-Anne said...

A beautiful country scene . fabulous creation . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

Karen Petitt said...

Beautiful scene, wonderful stamping. Saw your beautiful card at the playground and it's stunning. I think I'm going to have to get my chalks out to play with again! hugs Karen

anne said...

This is just a beautiful card, lovely colours and so perfectly put together