Thursday, 9 January 2014

Natural Tonic


Time for a little remedy after all the excesses of Christmas and New Year.  The challenge at The Paper Players is to feature the chalkboard technique on your card:


While I was browsing Paper Playful's site for any other challenges I could enter this card into, I found this one, The Male Room, which is new to me:


And this week their challenge happens to be to make a GET WELL SOON CARD.

All the stamps I used come from the Andy Skinner Retro set.  For the background I stamped the images in Distress Ink (can't remember now whether it was Antique Linen or Scattered Straw) and smudged over it straight away to blur the images, then stencilled some Tim Holtz stars over the top using Brushed Corduroy.  For the centre panel I stamped the image with Versamark and white embossed, then smudged some white pigment ink over, and mounted the piece onto kraft card, then added some twine.

9 comments:

  1. That's a big promise (restoring body and mind!) But it makes a charming little card - love the stencilled stars - makes it even more magical!

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  2. A lovely card - great sentiment too - thanks for playing along with us this week in The Male Room - Jacqueline xx

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  3. Very cool and masculine, Shirley ... is this tonic available?? Anita :)

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  4. What a fun image for the chalkboard technique! I've not heard of that stamp company, I am going to have to check them out! Thanks for sharing this with us this week at the Paper Players!!

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  5. You never fail to amaze and delight me! There is nothing that you won't tackle, is there? You just set your sights on a project and jump right in! And ALWAYS create the most marvelously 'cool' and 'trendy' pieces!

    Another unique image! How do you find these treasures? This one was so made for chalkboard technique!

    Your handmade background paper is divine! I love the aged look that you achieved :)

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  6. Think I need that tonic!!
    Like the mix of the chalkboard with the twine x

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  7. Great card, perfect use of the chalkboard technique. This would be a great card for any man flu sufferer. Thanks for playing along with us at The Male Room

    Louise xx

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  8. fabulous card Shirley! Just found you from the Stenciled online class link up! TFS!

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  9. A great card. Where can I get a bottle of this? Thank you for joining us at The Male Room.

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