Friday, December 21, 2012

a chalky christmas

I just love the chalkboard trend going on right now - inspired by Pinterest,  I moved my chalkboard from the office to the kitchen & made some very simple xmas chalkboard art - (I need to pratice...)


This year I finally made some christmas cards and actually sent them out! Yay! This is what I came up with ! Going all-in with the chalky part! I distressed some licorice bazill paper using some white memories dye ink to get the chalk board look and I then stamped the images using Memories Unicorn white ink. So Simple - but I really like this look of this!

So are you ready for the holidays!?  :-)

I wish you all a very merry christmas!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Velveteen technique

Sorry for the very long blog break. I have been working very long hours the last months and no time for creativity at all.

I did do a few classes with the velveteen technique in 2 of them ( a technique introduced by the amazing Shari Caroll a while back).  So at least I can share some of these cards, huh?

This first one is using the wonderful Snow Dots stamp from Hero Arts and the White Christmas stamp which is a negative stampe with lots of solid area - great for this technique.
The blue ink is the mid tone pool.

On the next one I used the Leaf Background and the Christmas Ornaments - all from Hero Arts.
The grey ink is wet cement.

By the way, it is snowing here today - the first snow. Can you believe it? Anyway, perfect timing on 1st of December! ;))