Friday, November 13, 2009

Happy Fall Yall! ~ Bloggers challenge

This week's bloggers challenge theme is Happy Fall Yall! I have to admit, I used a card from my workshop last week. I'm really loving pastels lately. I've rediscovered them as a tool I like, instead of a mystery...

I was so excited when I found a stamp from this set that I misplaced ~ the leaves ~ that I used this set for my workshop last week.

I stamped the tree in chocolate chip ink on shimmer white paper and used versamark to stamp the leaves 3 times. In between, I added chalk with sponge daubers using the poppin pastels technique.

There is something about shimmer white paper and chalk pastels together. They work SO very well together!

After doing the poppin pastels on the tree, i used the sponge daubers to make my ground. I just smudged the chalk onto the shimmer with the pastels, the ground is so soft and pretty.

I used a retired stamp set for the sentiment ~ one i'll never part with, and then used the versmark for the leaves on kraft colored paper to make the background!

Happy Fall Yall! Check out what my girlfriends are doing over in the bloggers challenge group! If you're in the area, I'll be at a craft fair tomorrow at St. Margarite D'youville on lakeview ave in Dracut. I hope you have a great weekend and have a chance to stamp something for fun.

18 comments:

Robin Merriman said...

Is that Draaaaacut or Drayyycut? LOL!

Love, love this card, gf! I don't own this stamp set, but I might have to find a way to get it. Love the pastels here and the bow placement and the background....really, so pretty!

Lisa said...

Pretty card! I will have to get my chalks back out!

amycara said...

WOW! I've never tried poppin pastels on the shimmer paper...but I'm going to now! Beautiful card!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fabulous card- I have resisted this set, but I love it......I love the chalks with it- very pretty! TFS

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful C&S Design. Love the softness the pastels added to the background, but yet how bold they look on the Trees with the Versamark.

Basement Stamper said...

very pretty card! The tree is beautiful with the shimmer paper and chalks.

Ida P. Krause said...

Very nice. I like the way you used the pastels. Very soft and pretty.

Connie Paxman said...

ah my favorite set and love the craft CS goes so well.
great job on this challenge.
connie paxman

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Very pretty. Love the colors you chose--looks just like my trees (and lawn now too, lol)

MJ said...

I have been playing with my chalks lately too, forgot how fun they are.
Beautiful card.

MJ said...

I have been playing with my chalks lately too, forgot how fun they are.
Beautiful card.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Selene! I just love how you've used this set! Best of luck at the craft fair! :D

Kristie said...

Very cool card! Love what you did with the tree!

Lisa Bohler said...

OM goodness! We did think alike! I like how you used the pastels for the leaves and for the backdrop of the tree! Super pretty!

Tiffany Bauer said...

I love what you did with the pastels and I love love love this stamp set too!!! Great job!

Nikki Bond said...

Very pretty! Love the pop of ribbon! {sMILES}

Connie said...

Beautiful, Selene! Love the pastels you used to get such vibrant color! Great job...

Margaret Raburn said...

Ooh, this is so pretty!!! I'll have to try the pastels on shimmer paper...never have but yours looks great!