Saturday, December 12, 2009

Just Us Girls Technique Challenge

Happy Saturday everyone! Are you stressing yet? Surprisingly I'm not...even though I have TONS to do! We are supposed to cut down our tree tomorrow and I'll put it up on Sunday, but the weather has been pretty wintery in the southern part of Western NY, so we may go on Sunday to get it.

But today, the Just Us Girls team has a fabulous challenge that I had never tried before. Kristin chose the chalkboard technique. You can find it here on the SCS Resources section. It's sooo easy to do (once you decide on a stamp to use, which is always my dilemma!). Here's my first try at it.The set I used is called Flourish Snowman from Darcie's. I picked it up at a stamp show over the summer. I inked this tree in a pigment white ink on black cardstock and then used SU chalks in Green Galore and Garden Green for the evergreens and Close to Cocoa for the trunk of the tree. The two greens gave it more dimension. I used SU's retired Holiday Treasures dp (love that dp!) and some sheer swiss dot black ribbon. There are two metal dots in the bottom corner. NO SPARKLE on this card! I tried, believe me! LOL! (I'm looking at this card as I type, and see that the green dp is much richer in color than in the picture. It looks very washed out here, but it's more olive in color. Hmmm....)

I hope you stop by the JUGs blog and see what the other girls have done and then play along! This is really a cool technique! Here is a list of the girls' personal blogs...they'd love to see some comments from you, too!


Thanks for stopping in today, and enjoy your weekend!
Recipe
Stamps: Flourish Snowman (Darcie's)
Paper: Neenah white, black, Holiday Treasures dp
Ink: White pigment ink
Accessories: Nesties, SU chalks, ribbon, metal dots, dimensionals

11 comments:

Dana Gustafson said...

You and I were all about the evergreens this week! I love yours! Great idea to trim it with the label die and have it run off the bottom. The polka dot sheer ribbon is a fab contrast to all those lovely greens. Wonderful as always Lisa!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Lisa, your evergreen looks wonderful! I like how you used the two different greens - you really achieved a nice look using the Chalkboard technique!

Katie Cotton said...

this is adorable! I cant wait to try this challenge out!

Maria Levine said...

Awesome job! Love that tree great image!! Fabulous job with the challenge!

Tracey Cuccia said...

Beautifully done Lisa!!! I ♥ that paper, not sure how I missed out on that one! lol. I like your focal image too - soft and lovely :).

Steph K (booga3) said...

So gorgeous, Lisa! I love the different tones in your tree - such a soft and realistic look!

Christi said...

How pretty!!!

Stampin' Pam said...

ROck on Lisa - this is gorgeous! I love the flourishes on the tree and the two colors of green. Fabulousness :-) and it's still lovely without the sparkle *grin*

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the tree and the way you chalked it. LOVE the dp! Just perfect for the background! Lovely card!

Silke Ledlow said...

Simply beautiful - Lisa!!! I might have to try this techique too...it looks really neat!!! Well done - GF!!! Hugs ~S~

Andrea M said...

Wow Lisa! This is a wonderful card! The tree looks so brilliantly green with this technique, especially on the black cardstock - it really sets a beautiful focal point! Gorgeous!

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