Saturday, May 20, 2017

Mojo Monday: Dreams

As a teacher, I have a special affinity for colored chalk, and as crafter, I like to get out my old pan pastel chalks for this technique.  The background was created by randomly applying patches of color with the applicator included with the chalks, stamping, and dry embossing.  It also looks great with heat embossing.  My go-to ink is Memento Tuxedo Black, but it's time for a new pad, so I tried Tuxedo Black in the Memento Luxe version and found that it didn't stamp as evenly as the regular version.  The softening effect of the vellum helped to distract from the unevenness.  This sheet of vellum happens to have glittery speckles.  I also downsized the panels  in the sketch to let more of the butterflies show.

The stamps are Verve's Sparkly Dreams with matching dies, and the diagonal piece is from Little Inker Designs.

Linking to:
Mojo Monday (Sketch)
SSS Wednesday Challenge (Sparkle----Sparkly Dreams is the name of the stamp set, and the vellum has a touch of glitter.)
Word Art Wednesday
Crop Stop
PIP Challenge

Dream big,


Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a soft and dreamy background, Christine. Love this pretty card. So glad you could join us for Mojo Monday.

Esther Asbury said...

Such a pretty card! I love the soft, pastel background you created with chalks! Thanks for linking this up to the Cropstop blog - it's a pleasure to visit your beautiful blog and see all the lovely cards you create!

Sherrie K. said...

Wow, the colorful background looks fabulous and the butterflies are so pretty! I love the sentiment to! Super cute design!
Have a wonderful evening!
Sherrie K

Gayatri said...

Those sparkly butterflies are gorgeous. Love the background. Thanks so much for playing along Simon Says Stamp A Bit of Sparkle Challenge. Gayatri xx