Saturday, December 12, 2009

Two Challenges

Quick post today, gotta run!  Two challenges, the JUGS11 Technique (chalkboard) and the Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch#129

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This evolved into a WAY different card than I envisioned, plus I had a heck of a time trying to get a good photo.  I am not really that thrilled with it, and I may try another since this technique is so fun & easy. I think using the Nesties for the trees is awkward.   You'll just have to pretend that it looks better IRL!:

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I used the chalkboard technique on Handsome Hunter using Patterned Pines and the Baroque Borders wheel, stamping in Craft White, then using Sage Shadow chalk.  I also sprayed everything with a mix of alcohol and SU's Shimmery Paint in Frost White, so there is this nice sheen:

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which of course looks awful here, but is really quite nice.  I will just say that a light touch is better than a couple heavy sprays....when I dried it with my heat tool, some of the shimmer pooled up and left a "blob".....we don't need blobs of shimmer.  Just a nice even sheen!!!  But it was a fun technique to combine with the chalkboard.  You should try it!  Now off to have lunch with DD!

18 comments:

  1. I love your coloring of that emblem. Pretty!

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  2. WOW LeAnne! You always do such an awesome job! Your card looks so rich & elegant! The chalked trees really pop off the Hunter green cs! Thank you so much for playing along with the chalkboard technique challenge at Just Us Girls! We really enjoy seeing your creations week after week!

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  3. How pretty!! I love those flourishes!!!

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  4. I LOVE hunter green and it looks great on this card with that pretty red ribbon! nice job on both challenges!

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  5. So pretty, LeAnne! Love the colors you chose and your adding the shimmer to it really took it a step further! Thanks for playing again!

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  6. Pretty card!!! Way to go on the chalkboard technique!!!
    Heather RDH

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  7. I love this card! Those Christmas trees are so cute! Love the flourish you added too!
    Thank you so much for visiting my blog!

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  8. LeAnne! I LOVE the trees on the Nestabilities!! They look so regal! I also love the flourish on the bottom panel and the red contrast of your sentiment and little birdie :O) Oh, and I can definitely see the shimmer you created!! Thanks for the tip on that...I have to try it...after I buy the SU shimmery paint ;]

    Hope you had a nice time with your daughter! I spent most of my day at my other job...taxi driver for Tia. LOL

    So glad you could play along with us! As you know, I ADORE your work. It always makes me smile.

    Oh, and did I tell you how much I LOVE your profile photo?? Very pretty and very YOU!

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  9. I think it's a great combo of color and technique....love it.

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  10. Love your gorgeous trees and card layout. The patterned trees look fab paired with the baroque wheel! THanks so much for jumping in with the JUGs girls this week and for the tips on the SU shimmer paint! Very pretty!

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  11. LeAnne this is magnificent - don't be so hard on yourself - it truly is an eye catcher - such great contrast against the hunter! We really appreciate you playing along with Just Us Girls and you were our first player this week - way to run up and DO IT - just like Nike!!! :-) Hugs n smiles.

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  12. You're way too hard on yourself - this card is lovely! I'll bet the shimmer just glows in person. Nice combo of colors here too!
    Thanks for playing along again this week!

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  13. Love your colors, doesn't look awkward from here, I already wanted that label die, but now you made me want it more. Cool tip with the shimmer paint, will have to have some of that also.

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  14. Great card for both challenges! I have this set just sitting around and hasn't been inked up. Love what you made with it.

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  15. I haven't really played with this stamp set yet. I really like the chalkboard technique with it!!!

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  16. Gorgeous LeAnn! You are amazing - always such beautiful work. Don't know how you do it, girl :)

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  17. You crack me up... "pretend it looks better!" It looks fabulous! LOVE the color combination!

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  18. Very Pretty!! Thanks for playing along this week!!

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