I've wanted to try the chalkboard technique for awhile now, and I thought the apples from Tart & Tangy would be a fun stamp to use. I guess I fell into that old tradition of associating apples with school! Anyway, I liked the combination of black with the Real Red and Old Olive from the Summer Picnic DSP, so I thought it all worked well together.
This technique is different from anything I've tried before. I haven't really used my Pastels since I got them in my demo starter kit. I wasn't sure how I felt about not having totally smooth and even coverage on my stamped images, but I do like the way the card turned out. With the addition of the thank you stamp, I think it might be a fun one to give a teacher at the end of the year.
ETA: The card is a 4 1/4" square. The Basic Black and Summer Picnic DSP are 4" wide and about 2" tall (the middle green strip is 3/4"), and everything is matted on a 4 1/8" square of Whisper White.
Stamps: Tart & Tangy, Stem Silhouettes (thank you)
CS: Basic Black, Whisper White
DSP: Summer Picnic
Ink: Whisper White, Real Red
Accessories: Black Gingham, Old Olive Poly-Twill, Basic Black Grosgrain