Sunday, March 16, 2008

Chalkboard Apples

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
Other: Pastels


Nancy Riley said...

I feel a case coming on! That color combination is GREAT! Carol, I always look forward to clicking on your blog each day ... love your stuff!

Nancy Riley said...

Carol, it's me again. Would you mind dropping me an e-mail with the size of this card? THANKS!

Ann said...

Such a fun card! I love these colors together and will have to give that technique a try.

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

This is adorable! It would make the perfect "teacher" know the blackboard and apple thing! Fabulous job!

Anonymous said...

Oh, this is cuuuutttte!

YouInkIt said...


When I first saw this set, I thought it was cute, but told my self that I didn't NEED it. But now, with this, and the punched-out cherries from the other day?

Is it a good thing or a bad thing that you are making me rethink this set? I guess it depends if you're talking to me or my hubby! *Wink*

Courtney said...

What a GREAT card for teachers! I see a CASE in my near future!