Welcome to blog hop Wednesday. This week we were challenged to use Midnight Muse. With it we could add More Mustard and Rich Razzleberry or Bashful Blue and Cherry Cobbler. I chose Bashful Blue and Cherry Cobbler. You probably came here by way of Liz's blogsite. She is an amazing crafter, and today she shows how she works MDS into her cards. I need to take some tips. I just haven't been able to create what I want with MDS. I think I need lots more practice.
The other day I was perusing some blogs and came across the chalk technique. Also referred to as blackboard technique. I think I was on Becky Roberts' blogsite, but I'm not positive. I decided I wanted to do that technique. And I wanted to do it for our challenge this week. Some of my friends know that when I get something in my head, I am a determined person. Well, I figure Midnight Muse is close to black, right? So I have a MidnightMuseboard on my card. On my MidnightMuseboard I printed a birthday wish from Delightful Dozen and some butterflies from the SAB set called Bloomin' Marvelous. How do you like my chalk board?
Stampin'Up! doesn't have Bashful Blue embossing powder so I had a brainstorm and figured I could use Bashful Blue ink, emboss it with clear and it would look like a blueish chalk --- WRONG! You can't use embossed light ink on dark cardstock. So I had to use white embossing powder. But Bashful Blue looks pretty good as the board around the slate, so I worked the Bashful Blue in there. The chalky eraser marks were done by using the only craft ink I have -- Very Vanilla. Looks pretty chalky to me. I am going to have to leave this card a simple card because no matter what I thought to add, it would not be a chalk board any longer. Brads? No. Rhinestones? No. Ribbon? Definitely not. The Cherry Cobbler base is dry embossed with the stripes embossing folder. You can't see it very well, here, but it is there and looks a little like a wall behind the chalk board. So here is my card and I hope you like it.
Now you should hop over to Teri's blogsite. I'm sure she has something great waiting for us. Come along let's go.....................
Come back to visit soon.