Friday, February 7, 2014

Be a Good One

"Whatever you are, be a good one" is one of my favorite sayings.It's also a stamp from Artistic Outpost. Today is Friday which means it's time for the Bloggers Challenge. This week the challenge is black/white with a splash of color. Today the black and white pulled me in two directions (fortunately compatible). I immediately thought of the chalkboard technique and of newspapers or book pages. I used both on my card. The splash of color (gold) was inspired by the Ink on my Fingers Sunday challenge which is black and gold. 

To make my card I started with a page from an old book. I then added the gold by painting a stencil with gold distress paint and then laying it on the panel. This gave a reverse of the stencil and you can still see the words on the book page. I then stamped the sentiment on black cardstock with embossing ink and heat embossed with frosted crystal embossing powder. The chalk was rubbed over the embossing. Thanks Tim Holtz for that technique! The card was embellished with a white ribbon and three flower diecuts (Cheery Lynn) with gold brad centers.

I am also entering my card into these challenges: City Crafter -- splash of color; Word Art Wednesday challenge -- anything goes; Inspiration Journal challenge -- show with words; and Artistic Outpost monthly referral challenge -- anything goes with Artistic Outpost stamps.

10 comments:

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Barbara! I LOVE the chalkboard technique - something rather new to me but I sure love the look. Thanks for sharing with us and please stop by again soon.
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Hels Sheridan said...

Absolutely stunnin, I love that chalkboard technique muchly and it goes so perfeclty with the gorgeous background you created... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Ros Crawford said...

Beautiful!! Thanks for playing along at CCCB this week!

Sid said...

Fab card !!

Maura said...

Good saying! I see why you like it.

Charlene said...

Gorgeous Barbara!!!!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Anna Rogalska said...

Such a beautiful card!Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

Jo Ann said...

This is wonderful...Love the wash-out design a lot! So grateful you joined our Challenge here at Word Art Wednesday this week. Leaving you with God's Word in Psalm 34:8 which says, "Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him." Hugs always...

JO ANN
http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

Lisa H said...

Wonderful! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Inspiration Journal. =)

Sue from Oregon said...

Thanks so much for joining our Inspiration Emporium February Show It With Words Challenge!

I love the pretty chalkboard! So fun!!!

♥ Sue Kment