I'm combining a bunch of challenges as my stamping time has been limited this week. Mixability challenge asked us to pick an element that is our natural style-I'm all about the earth tones (when I'm not using my favorite color blue!). I'm back to school for the Ways to use it challenge to do the chalkboard technique, and I've got one big button for today's Free for All.
I had this new stamp that I bought specifically with the chalkboard technique in mind. Stamped in white, embossed in same and used my finger dipped in the ink pad to add some eraser smear. I also used my bronze Sharpie to add coffee color to the cup of joe.I found these cool placemats at a thrift store and used that for my frame. I took a piece of paper I made using the CitraSolv Magic technique for my bg. To this I added Espresso acrylic spatter as well as acrylic daubed through dry wall mesh. I used bronze on the torn edges. I used a white Sharpie paint pen to add some steam. I laid this over a green frame that I'd also spattered. I distressed its edges. I used a base of Cajun Craze that I scored. I added an accent brown button with a chunky twine bow.
Date: Friday, August 29, 2014 GMT Views: 909
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Fri, Aug 29, 2014 @ 1:18 PM
I never got back to check the F4A, but I instantly knew this was for tbe MIX & WT. Your warm tones are wonderful, and I think your chalkboard is super. It reminds me of a restaurant where I get the bus home from work; they often have quirky phrases or drawings on a board outside.