Well today's my Open Day, so if you're in the area (North Sheffield/Barnsley - just email me for directions) then please pop in any time 1pm-4pm and say hello.
One of the demonstrations I'll be doing today is a colour variation on this card that I made for the In Love With Stamping chalks challenge.
Stamp set: Vintage Vogue
Cardstock: Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink: Craft Whisper White, Versamark, Stampin' Pastels
Taffeta Ribbon: Kraft
Punch: Eyelet Border
Other: Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint
The card base is Creamy Caramel cut to a standard A6 portrait card and then the front is folded back on itself to create a z-fold. Two panels of Chocolate Chip card were cut to 1-3/4" x 5-1/2". One was stamped with the edge stamp from the Vintage Vogue set, in Craft Whisper White ink and the other with the vine stamp, using the stamp-a-ma-jig for placement. Creamy caramel chalk was pounced (tapped) with sponge daubers onto the Craft ink. The chalk "sticks" to the Craft ink and the base white of the Craft ink allows the lighter colour chalk to show up on dark card. Excess chalk was blown off and then the image brushed very lightly with a dry paintbrush. The edges of the panels were dusted with the chalk using the dauber in a circular motion and avoiding rubbing the already stamped images.
The Friends stamp was stamped in Versamark onto Very Vanilla card, Chocolate Chip chalk pounced onto it and then the edges dusted. This was stuck flat to Creamy Caramel card.
A small strip of Very Vanilla card was punched at one end with the Eyelet punch and dusted with Chocolate Chip chalk. Champagne Mist Shimmer paint was rubbed over the top of the chalk using a sponge dauber dipped into the lid of the painted and applied in the same way as dusting the chalk. Kraft taffeta ribbon was wrapped around and secured behind with Sticky Strip and a small bow attached with a glue dot.
The Friends topper was raised on dimensionals and the whole piece added to the card base using dimensionals down just one side.
Hairspray can be used to seal the chalks in place and stop them rubbing off.
Not very easy to see it in the photos but there is a beautiful sheen from the champagne mist shimmer paint.
And don't forget that tonight is the Cup Challenge over at In Love With Stamping. Registration is 5pm-7pm and there'll be a thread here to sign up when it opens, then the first challenge will go up at 7pm. I'm on the organising committee tonight so I won't be playing along but will be there to help with any questions and to cheer you all on.
Hope to see you IRL this afternoon or virtually tonight ;-)