Sunday, November 9, 2014

Green Chalkboard

As you guys know, I love combining challenges. I went to the Saturday challenges yesterday, and this is what I found:

Crazy 4 Challenges - numbers
Just Us Girls - chalkboard trend
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - colors: red and green with silver or gold
Less is More - One Layer with stars

I was stumped at first because I couldn't use black for 52CCT, then how was I going to make a chalkboard card? I thought and thought, until I finally realized - some chalkboards are green! So I used New England Ivy cardstock cut out with Art Philosophy for the card base.



I used gold embossing powder for the star, a button with hemp for the pop of red, and outlined the card with a gold metallic marker. The images are stamped in White Daisy pigment ink and smeared with a tissue. I used the Bible verse, Luke 2:14 for the numbers.

 
Materials used:
Cardstock: New England Ivy
Stamps: Glory to God
Ink: VersaMark, White Daisy
Other: Gold embossing powder, Holiday buttons, Natural Hemp, Metallic Markers

13 comments:

  1. Great effect you got by smudging the images for your chalkboard card. Lovely touch with the star and button. Thanks for joining us at Just us Girls this week.

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  2. Gorgeous background for your card, striking and unusual creation
    Thanks so much for your LIM entry
    Anne
    Less is More Designer

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  3. Very unusual and effective card, love your gold embossed star !!

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  4. Great idea . . . a shaped card! Hazel xx

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  5. this is so stunning on the chalkboard and makes a terrific little scene
    Great starry sky too - truly inspirational
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

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  6. Ingenious chalkboard card! Great idea to combine the challenges. Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at 52 CCT this week. Hugs, Gill xx

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  7. Great card! Love the unique shape and the scene your created! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Us Girls!

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  8. What a very clever combination of challenges! I do like the shaped chalkboard card - the lovely scene, the glimmer of the gold stars and the cute button. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

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  9. This looks super... the green works surprisingly well... most innovative Sarah!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  10. Sarah - I love the chalkboard technique on the NE Ivy - looks great!

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  11. Absolutely awesome Sarah! It truly does look like a chalkboard to me and I love the shape. Thanks so much for joining us at 52CCT! Hope all is well with you. Hugs D

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  12. Great combination of challenges, love the green chalkboard, the shaped card and the traditional,image. Thank you for joint in with our colour challenge at 52 CCT
    Louise x

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