Friday, May 23, 2014

Hampton Art | the faux chalkboard approach!

The days seem to be ticking by so quickly and we've come to the end of another week... thank goodness. The weekend is like a break from routine and although we don't get to sleep in, it still means I don't have to worry about school uniforms, lunch boxes and the general run around that goes on during the week days.

Today's card is something a bit different as I don't think I've ever dabbled in one of the current trends of the 'black-board look'. Actually to be honest, the last time I remember using a black-board was way back in school when I used to take great delight in running my fingernails down the classroom board and watching my fellow students cringe from the noise... such a model student!

DESIGNED FOR | Hampton Art
PROJECT | A Smile is the Prettiest Thing You can Wear card


The faux chalkboard was simply a matter of using a good quality white ink when stamping the image and then having some fun making a few smudges and smears. Simple but really effective!

I kept the black and white theme consistent across the card except for a touch of aqua to act as a highlight in breaking up the monotone.


SUPPLIES | Stamps:
Hampton Art/Jillibean Soup - Today is Full of Possible (JB0200)

Inks:
Colorbox Pigment Ink - Frost White

Other:
Hampton Art/Ki - Modern Elegance Paper Pack (WM0985)
Hampton Art/Ki - Modern Elegance Sticker Flip Pack (WM0993)
Hampton Art/Jillibean Soup - Chalkboard Flags (JB0106)
Hampton Art/Ki - Pastel Cardstock 6x6 Paper Pad (WM1060)
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Doodlebug Mini Pearls
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5 comments:

  1. Simple and beautiful. Love the blue you added.

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  2. Looks great...I don't know, good on you if you've found a good white ink....I'm still hunting...they frustrate me cos the half decent ones seem to take a year to dry.....so, there's my whinge for the week:):)!!!!!

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  3. simple and elegant as always!

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