Friday, March 19, 2010

Bloggers Challenge ~ think Spring

Today's blogger's challenge theme is "think spring." When I think of spring... I think of some specific techniques. Usually crayon resist, reinker float and others.. This morning I decided to try a spring version of Josephs Coat. I think now, I could have used more flowers.. :) But it was a really fun technique to try.

I used a sneak peek set that will be available in the new catalog, awash with flowers. It's a gorgeous 18 stamp, two step set. Next month SU is running a promotion that you can get it free with a $350 workshop. Isn't that the coolest??

In a nutshell, Josephs coat is when you emboss (here I did it with three colors of craft ink and clear), then use a brayer to add a very dark color over the rest of your glossy cardstock. My white embossing looks a little purple from the black ink, but other than that, I like it. Any suggestions for me on how to fix the purple tone? Perhaps I could have used white embossing powder instead of clear.

It's a super fun technique and my finger are all inky. :) I have a workshop for my friend Diane tonight, and posts going up over on stamping 411, so it's going to be a busy bee day for me!

Happy Spring and Rubbah hugs,
Selene

27 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

That new image works great for Josephs Coat! Congrats again on being published in the new issue of Just Cards!

Chrissy D said...

OhhH FABULOUS! Love this technique and how it looks like a chalkboard is SOOO cool!

BarbaraW said...

Love the flowers. Josephs Coat is a great technique for them.

Connie Paxman said...

Selene this one reminds me of another technique with craft ink and chalk...love the embossed look better.
connie paxman

Ida P. Krause said...

Lovely card. It does remind me of "chalks" which I love the look of.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

This is perfect, luv the blackboard look and the red. Open flowers worked out super!

Basement Stamper said...

love the flowers!

carolm said...

i love this!!!! the black is awesome with the bright colors. xoxo

njburk said...

Love the bright colors you used. I'm going to wait to get the set till everyone else can.
Still I love to see what everyone else is doing with it--just makes me want it all the more!
Chat with YOU Soon, Nola

GCgirl said...

Love the bright colors and the technique you used...can't wait to get my set and give it a try!

Corie said...

So fabulous -- love it!!

Robin Merriman said...

Just beautiful gf! Isn't that stamp set so fun? I love how bold your card is - really gorgeous!
Congrats on being published too! You need to re-post that card so we can all see it!

Claudia said...

Great Card, the colors just pop!

Lisa Bohler said...

Spring has sprung on your card! This is WONDERFUL! Love that you used JC tech for this stamp set! I didn't order, saw a couple of cards that made me think I should have and now I have to have it!

Lisa said...

Love the look of the chalkboard and just love this set!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Such a pretty card- love the new stamp set and your technique is wonderful.

Connie Babbert said...

Ah...so pretty! Love the pop of colors with the black Joseph's Coat! Great idea!

Barbara said...

OK! OK! I think you've finally convinced me (along with all the others who have made some amazing cards with this fabulous new prevew set!)....I've GOT TO HAVE IT! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card! And Lisa is right....perfect set for this technique!

Nikki Bond said...

Gorgeous...truly stunning! Love this look with this set...very striking! {SMILES}

sheryl said...

Wow! These flowers really pop with the Joseph's Coat. Great card!

Margaret Raburn said...

Great use of this set for the Joseph's Coat technique. I love the result! The colors just pop!!

tonistamps said...

Great card and technique Selene! I think the only way to avoid the purple tone is to use black ink other than SU. For some reason, the black ink has had a purple tint to it for the last several years.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is beautiful Selene! It reminds me of colored chalk on a blackboard! Just stunning! :D

Lori said...

Gorgeous! Love how the vivid colors of the flowers pop against the black.

MJ said...

I love the use of only a few flowers. Really makes the technique shine. Fabulous job with both the challenge and the technique.

Rachel Hope said...

Oh WOW! So striking!!!!

Tiffany Bauer said...

WOW!!! This card is beautiful Selene!!! I have never tried that technique but now I am thinking I just might have to!!! Love that stamp set too!!!