Wednesday, December 18, 2013

SSCB#27 - Chalked Shell Wreath

A new challenge begins today at the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog!  This time you are asked to make a project that features some chalk coloring. Just link up your projects here for your chance to win $20 off your next order.  You must use one Serendipity Stamps die or stamp on your project.   Everyone is a winner though because there are more than 100 stamps on our 50% Off Wood Mounted Sale.  Also, 3 different grab bags – unmounted,  sticky cushion, and cling cushion.   Each has 10 small stamps.   Just search for “grab bag”

I haven't done much  with chalk before other than distress the edges of paper so I had some learning to do for this one. I didn't want to run out and buy anything - better to use what I have on hand (especially around the holidays).     I purchased several of these Pebbles chalk palates a few years back because I was smitten with all the colors and shimmery  look of them.    They came with this little clip applicator. You grab the pom pom you need and color away.  I was disappointed by the lack of control that the pom poms had to offer so I tried a few more things,  foam applicators, paint brush, cotton swab and finally these paper stumps that I bought for a different experiment.  The stumps worked perfectly for the small areas- they allowed me to blend too.  What's really neat about them if you haven't worked with them before - to change colors you rub the end against sand paper - it  works like a pencil sharpener - removing the colored edges and forming a new tip.
 I stamped a background of sea horses for a background on the top half of the card,  and spritzed it with some gold shimmer to add some sparkle.  The chalk I applied in two colors, laying a base for the item with the lighter color, and adding detail and highlight with the slightly darker shade .

Want to see what the rest of the team made for you today?  Just click on their names here to hop to their blog!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Sea HorseShell Wreath SmallMerry Merry Merry
Supplies Used:  Finished Size:  4.5 x 6.25"
Stamps:  Serendipity Sea Horse, Shell Wreath, Merry
Dies:  Spellbinder Nested Lacy Pennants
Ribbon:  5/8" Teal Stitch Burlap, Ivory Button Thread May Arts, 1" White Lace Decorative Trim Hobby Lobby
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug Cane back Chair
Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa, SU! Soft Sky, Clear Wink of Stella, Tsukineko Gold Shimmer Spritz
Chalk:  Pebbles Pearl Jewel Chalk
Card Stock:  PTI Vintage Cream, Antique Linen, Aqua Mist


The Hardy Stamper said...

This is really lovely Jeanne! I adore sea themed cards, especially shells and seahorses so this is perefct!

Marybeth said...

Very interesting with the stumps,never heard of them. I just used a paint brush .
Love the looks of the chalk on this one ,such a soft beachy look. Gorgeous card Jeanne! The lace and ribbon look so pretty with the wreath.
Are you ready for Christmas!

Kim Heggins said... your card Jeanne! so fun to see a non-traditional holiday card and the colors are fabulous. This looks like a card for Joyce or Christine with the beachy theme...

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

So pretty, Jeanne! Love the soft pastel colors on your lovely seashell wreath.The trim and lace are lovely.

Karen Amidon said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Love the soft colors of the Pebbles chalk on your Shell Wreath image. Your details on this are outstanding! Wonderful teal stitched burlap, lace, cane back chair embossing...and the very clever tone on tone stamped Seahorse image in the background!
Jeanne, can you tell I love it?! Happy Holidays!