Saturday, January 5, 2013

Back with more chalkboard fun!

OK, now...this is just fun!  I couldn't stop with just one of these MIM Chalkboard Technique cards!  I stayed a little truer to Betsy's interpretation on this one.  But had a little trouble with my white ink...I think it's just about gone.  And since my double stamped shadows were light, I had to be careful not to go overboard with my 'chalk dust' smudging...


I wish the white inking could have been a little more dramatic, but...it's fine.  It's interesting how every little step of this technique really brings it to life.  I used images from All My Heart on this one, and the florals are from Pink Paislee's Spring Jubilee set.  And, once again, I pulled papers from CP's Fourteen collection...


...and I'm happy with it!  It's been so long since I've participated in a challenge of any sort...almost forgot how much fun it was.  Thank you so much for your sweet comments on the last card...I really appreciate it!  And thanks for coming back today!
Geri

22 comments:

  1. Oh, this is so gorgeous! I love how you added the patterned paper and ribbon!

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  2. BEAUTIFUL!!! You're making me wish I had more time this weekend...

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  3. Beautiful again! LOVE the ribbon bow, the way you used the flowers to frame the sentiment, and of course the layers of patterns and colors.

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  4. Beautiful! And also wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS on Precious Remembrance, what a perfect fit for you!

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  5. Welcome Back!!!! So glad to see you busy doing something you truly love. I really like the chalkboard effect. Congratulations on becoming part of the Precious Remembrance design team!!!! Loved what you did with the Christmas set so looking forward to what's up next!!! We need to get together! Luv

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  6. Glad to see you creating again. Your card is wonderful. I especially love the floral images you used.

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  7. Ooooooh this is PRETTY Geri! I just bought some of that sweet gingham ribbon at Hobby Lobby, love your bow! The bit of blue peeking out at the top is lovely and your chalkboard looks fantastic! I hope to try this technique soon. Mass this evening followed by the kids coming for dinner. Busy busy off to the grocery store ~ hugs!!

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  8. Geri, I love this card! I think it's my favorite so far! the chalkboard technique is perfect and so is your bow! like I already said, I just love it! :)

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  9. Oh my...this is fantabulous! I'm pinning this!!

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  10. Very cute! Found on pinterest via Amy^^^^^.

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  11. Oh so pretty. And the lady sews too! That scallop is the perfect border.

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  12. Soooo pretty Geri! I have to try this chalkboard technique!

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  13. What a beautiful card...great job!! :0)

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  14. Love this! That ribbon is amazing and your stamping just looks so awesome. I always have trouble with white ink pads so rarely do any stamping in white so I can understand your frustration. It looks perfect though. Hugs to you my friend!

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  15. Gorgeous - love the stamped hearts & the pearls - you have added so much depth & dimension to this technique!

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  16. This is beyond stunning, Geri! Wow!!!

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  17. So So beautiful Geri!!! I have ben wanting to try this technique...soon! Congrats on Precious Remberance DT!!! They are lucky to have you! Hugs!

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  18. Thanks for your inspiration...I hadn't thought of adding gingham with the chalkboard technique and LOVE the look! You've inspired me:

    http://tsurutadesigns.blogspot.com/2013/01/fresh-squeezed-stamps-release-day-4.html

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  19. Ok miss Geri.....this is utterly fantastic!!! Beautiful interpretation of this technique (mine does not hold a candle to your card here)! The gingham was absolutely the best idea ever!! Just love everything here.....the soft shadows, the stitching, the bow, and I could go on and on!!! Have a great weekend my friend!!!!

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  20. This is absolutely divine, Geri! Gosh, I just adore the color combo and that fabulous, gingham bow! But I think that it's the teacher in me just loving this chalkboard trend, and you've done it up perfectly! LOVE!

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  21. Geri it has been too long since I've been here and I missed a lot of fab projects made by you. I am in awe of your chalkboard cards; they took my breath away. Wow!

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