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The technique for this week is Poppin' Pastels. It was suggested by Reneejul1. Thanks Julie!
Poppin' Pastels uses Versamark and Pastels. Pastels are really just chalk...high quality chalk to be sure, but chalk. So if you don't have pastels in your supply cupboard, try it with some kid chalk.
Ink up your stamp with Versamark. Stamp on cardstock. Lightly touch a sponge dauber, q-tip, or cotton ball into the pastel of your choice. No need to press down hard! In fact, if you press too hard, you will break the chalk piece. It is still usuable, just not so pretty sitting in the tray. After you have the applicator of choice "chalked up", press or dab it over the versamarked image. The chalk will stick to the versamark and your image will magically appear. Some chalk will stick to the cardstock too, but the image will be much more vivid. Depending on the applicator, you can get just the image, or create a kind of halo effect around the image from the excess chalk. Both looks can be fabulous.
If you are new to the challenges, please feel free to do this one or ANY of the challenges at any time. There is no time limit. They are not races to see who can do one first, nor are they contests of any sort. All the challenges are simply to provide inspiration and to get us STAMPIN' !!
Never tried this before. Should be fun. But first I have to go find some chalk! I'm so glad I found this challenge board. Even though I've only been stamping for a few months, I have found that I'm already in a safe little zone that I need to be pulled out of. These challenges do just that!
Hmmmm.....don't have pastels....might be able to drag up some kiddo chalk....Hope to get to play, haven't been able to for a week or so. I really appreciate all you gals who come up with the challenges and those who play them!!! It really helps my learning curve!!!
Ooooo fun Beth! I was just thinking last week that I should bring out my pastels again...thanks for the push. As the kids are home today, it is going to be busy but hopefully I'll get some time this afternoon.
Great challenge............does anyone lightly spray their card with cheap hairspray so the pastels don't rub off? I do this and either tape with temporary tape so it will lay flat or put it under something so it will dry flat. Even if you lightly spray sometimes it curls.............just a suggestion.
Oh what fun, Beth! I haven't done this one before. I don't really know why either. I have chalks but they aren't SU. My sister gave them to me a long time ago when I was scrapbooking a lot. Needless to say, since I've been introduced to SU and SCS, I have not scrapped one page. I'm way behind in that area.
I can't wait to try this out! Thanks to all for the wonderful tips! I'll have to dig around to see if I have any shimmery eyeshadow.
Be back soon...
No time to play today but I did have this card in my stash. The pastels come in handy for newbies like me who are missing alot of colors. Plus, I bought the pastels at Michael's for only $4.99 (without a coupon) for about 48 colors.
This is one of those techniques I learned early in my stamping days but do not use often, thanks for the challenge. I got 3 new backgrounds last week and with the holiday weekend I couldn't play with them until today, so of course had to incorporate at least one.
Here is mine http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...62532&cat=3228
Good Morning! The boys are sleeping in this morning, so I got to play with the technique! I LOVED IT!!!! What fun. I played and played with my 2 step images. It was fun to chalk the darker lines first, then versamark the lighter stamp and color it with a lighter shade 2nd. I have had challenges with getting the 2 step where I like it. This is my first post. Not so much because I adore this particular card, but because I really liked the images I was creating and had to glue them together. Angie
I hope to be able to play and comment on all the gorgeous cards out there later but my kids are off school this week so I don't have much time now.
Here are a couple from my gallery in the meantime. Poppin' Blossoms Poppin' AOL
Thanks for looking!