Saturday, January 5, 2013

Make it Monday #98 and ColourQ #170

I had the house all to myself this morning, and finally got a chance to play along with this week's Make it Monday #98:  Chalkboard Technique.

And one more card, based on a card I saw on the Simon Says Stamp blog this morning.  It's a bit hard to see in this photo, but I colored the embossed banner flags with colored pencils, to try to make it look like colored chalk.  I have to admit that I'm not sure I'm in love with this card.  I know that the chalkboard technique is supposed to be kind of messy, but I think this one may be just too messy for my taste.

This week's ColourQ #170 is a fun one.  I picked N@'s favorite color scheme, which was from ColourQ#163.

I broke out my new Love Potion stamps to make a birthday card for a friend who works in a lab.  I'm sure that this is the wrong kind of lab equipment, but what can I say--I was a Econ major.

That's it for me today.  I think that everyone will be home very soon, and I am hoping to get this posted before chaos returns.

Supplies Used (PTI):
The Best is Yet to Come
Stamps:  Over Under Easy
Paper:  White, Ocean Tides, MME Dolled Up (thanks, Cathy), Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise
Ink:  Colorbox Frost White
Other:  Stars dies, White Filigree Embossing Powder, White Gel Pen, White pencil

Happy Birthday
Stamps:  Banner Builder, Birthday Bash
Paper:  True Black, Lavender Moon
Ink:  Colorbox Frost White
Other:  White Filigree Embossing Powder, White Gel Pen, Colored pencils

Stamps:  Love Potion, Birthday Bash, Over Under Easy (for the bubbles)
Paper:  White, Ripe Avocado
Ink:  Kraft, Ripe Avocado, Canyon Clay, Blueberry Sky
Other:  Lil Inkers Stitched Sentiment Flag Die

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  1. All amazing, I think your chalkboards are just fantastic--the first one looks real and the second is such a fun birthday card. Your chemistry card is wonderful in that colour palette. So three great cards. Looking forward to Monday as my chaos is back to school. LOL

  2. Awesome cards!
    Love the two MIM cards best.
    You nailed this technique. Loved all your smudges even on
    the birthday card.

  3. Great cards Joyce - I have a love/hate with the chalkboard technique - it looks cool, but just seems wrong to have smudges & stray embossing bits be OK. Love the birthday card with the pencil coloring & one of my fav birthday sentiments.

  4. Love that first card...
    the colors and sentiment...
    And the chemistry card...
    so much fun!!
    I think of Big Bang Theory every time I see this set!
    Great cards all around...
    and my chaos will all be back in school by Tuesday!! :)

  5. Looks like you had a great day ;) I just LOVE your Cards! Especially the MIM one. I have to try that technique out.

  6. It looks like you had a great day ;) I love your cards! Especially the MZiM one. I have to try out that technique.

  7. Fabulous cards, Joyce! I love how you used the chalkboard technique and your potion card is super cute!

  8. Joyce, all 3 of your cards are just amazing! I love what you did with that chalkboard technique...I have to get some white ink, any suggestions? Both of them are fabulous. Your chemistry card is just too darn cute and now I have to have that set, another one added to my wish list, thanks!

  9. I love this first one!! so country:) love your colourq card too!! thanks for sharing it with us this week!:)

  10. Look at you all this creative free time. Love the chalkboard card that turned out great! Love the HB on the potion card...hope you are happy and well.

  11. Love your take on the chalkboard technique! I'm still too chicken to try it... I'm sure ill make a mess of it... Thanks for the inspiration with the love potion stamps too! I work in a lab, so those were a must for me!

  12. Joyce, WOW, all your creations are simply beautiful! So many lovely details! Beautifully done!

  13. Cute card, Joyce, love what you did with those colors! Thanks for joining in the fun at the colourQ this week. the other two cards are lovely as well.


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