Saturday, January 26, 2013

Chalk (not Chai) Tea Latte

I could not wait to play along with Claire's new Monday Morning Make hosted from her blog Waltzingmouse Makes!  This week she issued a technique challenge...the chalkboard technique!  I decided to try Betsy Veldman's version with Ocean Tides cardstock to make a retro green chalkboard.

I pulled out the Afternoon Tea and Afternoon Tea Sentiments sets from Waltzingmouse Stamps to make a card reminiscent of those cool cafe menus!


I shaded the edges with some Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers Distress Ink (that's fun to type!)  The background papers are from My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline "Howdy Doody" Collection.


Laurie Jones mentioned on her chalkboard technique entry that the trickiest part is overstamping the image with the white ink.. and I agree!  It can turn really blurry if you don't get in close enough which can make for a woozy sentiment!  This time I used a Prismacolor white pencil to added shadow detail and it helped a bit.  I did add Fresh Snow ink with a sponger around the inside of the card for chalk dust.  The pretty scroll image framing the sentiment is from Very Vintage Labels No. 4.

You still have time to play along!  Upload your creation using some Waltzingmouse Stamps and the chalkboard technique to the Mr. Linky set on Claire's blog by Monday morning January 28th at 2:00 PM GMT (that's 9:00 AM EST).  Can't wait to see what she has up her sleeve this Monday!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Tea Sentiments, Very Vintage Labels No. 4, all Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper:  My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline "Howdy Doody" Collection, PTI Ocean Tides and white cardstock
Ink:  VersaMark, PTI Fresh Snow, Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers
Other:  Filagree Fine Detail white embossing powder, Prismacolor White pencil, paper flower, pearl

22 comments:

Renee said...

It's fantastic!!
Every time I see this set used I think of I need it even though I don't drink tea...
well...unless it's sweet...
over ice...
"house wine of the South!" :)
And this set is so perfect for this technique...
I just die!!
It's perfect!
Papers...
the OT cardstock...
I love it! :)

Laurie said...

Kelly....wow!! This is really pretty! I love the color of your "chalkboard". Just gorgeous!

Carla said...

love your card, Kelly!!!!!
I love tea so this is nice to see.
Love from Holland.

Joyce said...

Wonderful card. I love your green background, and the shading that you did to outline your images. I must admit that I have omitted the overstamping, as my OCD would not allow it. PS--did you know you have word verification on?

Sharron said...

So fabulous in Ocean Tides--love it! And the tea set is perfect for this technique. Claire included so many wonderful sentiments.

Deborah Frings said...

How beautiful! I adore the softer look of the green chalkboard! So very pretty!

Jeanne J said...

ooooohhhhh! This is beautiful with the blue - glad to see it through your eyes - all your own Kelly! You have absolutely mastered this and taken it to the next level!

LaurieJ said...

Ooh, I'd love a cuppa! Beautiful card. Love the green! And what a brilliant idea to use a pencil to do the shadowing instead of trying to overstamp! Much more control - it looks fantastic, no wooziness here. :-)

Vickie Z said...

Love the green/blue chalkboard....looks fabulous!! So perfect with this set!!

Maureen said...

Wow! Absolutely love this!! It really does look like a chalkboard in a coffee house - great job!!

Tenia Nelson said...

AWESOME!!!!

Sunflower said...

oooooh I do love a nice cup of tea just the best time of day to relax. Love your green chalkboard and gorgeous background paper and a lovely set to use with this technique.
Hugs Rizwana xx

Ruth S said...

Gorgeous card Kelly - the white pencil idea to do the overstamping works a treat, and I love that Vintage Labels 4 scroll ;)
Thanks for the inspiration, Rx

Marlena M. said...

This is beautiful Kelly~lovely image and sentiment! It IS like a cafe menu~such a great idea to ground the image also.

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

Gorgeous!!

Carola said...

Hi Kelly

What a beautiful card in the chalkboard technique! The image and the pretty sentiment look so pretty and I like how you added the shadows. And I also very much like the papers you used.

Kind regards
Carola

Lynn Mercurio said...

I love your take on this challenge, Kelly. I thought about making a "green board"...and I love that you created such a fabulous sample of how much fun this technique is!

Cammie said...

What a wonderful take on this challenge! I just love seeing how your creative mind works. I followed your tip on using a pencil for adding the shading.

Claire Brennan said...

ooh Kelly I love the vintage green chalkboard!! I loved your Rescue remedies chalk card from the waltz also - you really have the chalky technique down pat!! Hugs to you missy!

Marybeth said...

Kelly this is so pretty! I don't think I remember this fun large cup…love it! Your green board looks so real. Beautiful framed with such pretty paper and flower. Hope you have a good week.

Susan (rainy) said...

What a cool technique.. And what a fabulous card!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

This looks great!