Welcome back to my blog :) If you are looking for my Merry Monday post, please scroll down (it won't hurt for you to admire this new challenge here at The Pink Elephant while you scroll *wink*)
This week's technique challenge is "The Chalkboard Technique." I have to admit, I've admired so many cards using this technique, but I've never tried it. I was excited to give it a whirl...I went to You Tube and scoped out some vid's on how to do it and it looks easy enough. Uh huh....it *would have been* had I had the right ink - or enough of it. I dug out my SU! Whisper White Craft Ink pad and some black card stock and got busy.
My ink pad was not moist enough I don't think - the stamped image I was using was very dull - all the projects I've seen they are crisp, bright white. SIGH. I do not have a refill for the Craft White ink either...so I had to resort to Plan B. Cheat. LOL
I dug out a 6 x 6 pack of MME paper called Chalk Studio and I used this image from it and smudged a bit of my WW ink on it with a sponge to give it that "just wiped" effect on a chalk board. I really do like how this turned out and I am excited to get better ink to try it "for real!" Here's my completed card:
I hope you get a chance to gather some supplies and come get inky with us - it's a messy but FUN technique! Come check out what the rest of the girls made for your viewing pleasure HERE. Happy crafting!!