Sunday, July 15, 2012

Playing with Chalk

I played with chalk again.  I usually don't paint with chalk but I'm trying to use all the tools I have and chalk is one of those I don't use that much.  So, I'm taking advantage of the Chalk N' Stock challenges to make me practice. 

The challenge this month is with the "get well" theme.  People associate sunflowers with this theme so I went with the flow and worked with this stamp from Unity, that I hadn't used before.

I colored the image with chalk, and then cover with a mask and color the surroundings with chalk too.  

So I ended up with the image and a nice soft chalky background.

I used the image to make a card and followed this sketch from Crazy 4 Challenges.  I've never participated with C4C before (not that I remember)... but always receive the updates and get inspiration from others' work.  So this time I decided to submit my card.

And this is the card.

After I made it I felt it had too much "air" or empty space in the blue background, so I used some sand paper to rough it out and painted with more chalk and stamped dots in the areas for a final touch.

The butterflies stamp is from TAC, and the sentiment stamp from Inkadinkado.

I really hope you liked my card.

Thanks for your comments.

Happy Sunday.


Laura Figueroa Colon said...

Que linda! Me encanto tu tecnica para sombrear alrededor.

JOAN said...

Bien chula!! Gracias por compartir ;)

Nilsa said...

me gusto como te quedo con esa tecnica, very nice!

Wedgie said...

Fab card, love the chalk colouring.

Thanks for popping by my blog.
Wedgie xxx

Tammylee said...

Love that you are playing with your chalks now! The perfect card for our Get Well challenge over at Chlak N Stock!

Tameko said...

Love it! I like the way you masked off the image to add more color. Thanks so much for joining the challenge at Chalk N Stock!

Sonia said...

Bella creacion, me gusta el sketch.
Me gusto que usaste "chalks" para pintar.
Good Luck my friend!
Hugs, Sony

Margaret said...

Beautiful card. Inspires me to dig out my chalks and put them to use again! Thanks for stopping by my blog.