Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Chalk Butterfly


Flutterby Wednesday is hosting an Open Challenge this week - Anything Goes as long as your creation has a butterfly or a fairy on it!  

I've been going through my old stamp sets lately and have one of the first techniques I learned on my card today too - the chalkboard technique.  I stamped the solid image of the butterfly with craft white ink on black cardstock.  After I gave it a few minutes to dry, I colored over it randomly with my chalk pastels before stamping the butterfly outline over it.  Then the sentiment is stamped directly onto the organdy ribbon.  

10 comments:

Chrissy said...

Really lovey Michelle, fabulous technique, so effective and so pretty.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Jenée said...

This is a great technique -- really quite simple but always gives a real WOW effect. Your card is lovely. Thanks for jogging a memory. I don't think I've used my chalks in years.

Lynette said...

Always a great technique - fabulous card!

Danni said...

So very pretty!!

Faith A said...

Soooo very pretty

Kathy said...

Pretty! I've never tried the chalkboard technique. This has a really great look.

Cassie_lu said...

love how those butterflies look against the black c/s. lovely indeed.

Harriet Skelly said...

I love how the butterflies came out with this technique - beautifully done!

Denice said...

This is a stunning card! Love the technique on black...it looks fabulous!

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Michelle. Love the chalboard technique on the butterflies.