Our current challenge at HANDSTAMPED SENTIMENTS (#380) is a sketch.
Each week at The Inque Spot Studio, I issue a personal challenge to my clients to play along with me. It is a way to engage all to keep stamping when we cannot get together. This week the challenge was to try a technique using Pastel Chalks.
The use of the Chalk Technique tied in nicely with a couple of other challenges: Just Us Girls (#614) to create an Inked Background and Happy Little Stampers to use a Stencil. I opted to use the colors suggested by the Paper Players Team (#573) using Basic Black as my neutral color.
Here is the result:
- Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Just Jade cardstock.
- Background Panel: (4” x 5¼”) Basic Black cardstock.
- From the new Butterflies &Flowers Layering Decorative Masks pack, I chose the Multi-Floral patterned mask.
- Whisper White Craft ink was applied through the Stencil with a Sponge Dauber.
- With the Stencil still in place, three sections were masked off with Copy Paper.
- For the technique, I thought I would use the new Soft Pastels Assortment, but the colors were too bright. I chose to use the retired Stampin’ Pastels collection that included, Apricot Appeal, Cameo Coral and Tangerine Tango. The Chalk colors were applied with a Sponge Dauber.
- When I removed the Stencil, over the Whisper White, the Apricot Appeal (center) came out a very soft Green. The Cameo Coral (left) was a little darker and a little like Pale Papaya. The Tangerine Tango (right) came out much like Calypso Coral.
- I did spray the Chalked Stenciled Background Panel with a Clear Spray Fixative to ensure that the soft Chalks stayed put.
- Left Horizontal Panel – Focal Image: (1⅞” x 2½”) Pale Papaya and Calypso Coral Pansies were fussy cut with Paper Snips from a patterned piece of paper from Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper pack. The Leaves were punched with the Symmetrical Stems Border Punch from a scrap of patterned paper from the retired Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper pack. The Pansies and Leaves were arranged and adhered to the Background Panel. The Pansies were popped up with Dimensionals.
- Bottom Vertical Panel: (4” x1½”) Calypso Coral patterned piece of paper from the retired Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper pack.
- Sentiment Label: (2” x 1¼”) Pale Papaya patterned piece of paper from the In-Color 2021/2023 Designer Series Paper pack. The sentiment, I Like You, from the Flowing Flowers stamp set was stamped with Versamark ink and heat-set with Black Embossing Powder. The Sentiment was then die-cut with one of the dies from the Tasteful Labels Dies set. The Label was popped up with Dimensionals and adhered over a folded piece of Just Jade In-Color 2020/2022 Ribbon.
All of the elements came together to match the Sketch. Using the Chalks was a fun technique to try for an interesting Inked and Stenciled background. I like how it turned out!
I hope I have given you some inspiration and that you will decide to join us for this Sketch challenge and post your creations. I look forward to seeing what you will make?
Thanks for spending some of your time with me today. Cheers, Jolanda!
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