Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday night.
A very quick post for you all tonight. I hope you had a fabulous Father's Day and got to celebrate the men in your life.
Tonight's card features Studio Sketches. I really am enjoying using this very versatile stamp set. One of the things that struck me about this set when I saw it, was that I wanted to use it with the chalkboard technique.
Tonight was the perfect opportunity. The creative design team at Palspaperarts are having a theme challenge this week. The theme? Summer. Now summer means lots of things to different people. For me.... I remember summer as a kid and we would suddenly get access to all these wonderful fruits and vegetables that the vege seller would bring around. He would pull his cart around the streets and the housewives would go out to meet him. It also meant even more amazing arrays of colors and smells in the fruit shop. Yep, back then we had a shop that sold just fruit! Pineapples, bananas and glorious green and red apples.
As I grew older, I remember sitting outside in restaurants in Europe and South Africa. The menu would often be chalked up on the black chalkboard. I decided to combine those two memories for this challenge.
The card base is Pear Pizzazz. The mat is Daffodil Delight. The focal point is Basic Black. I inked up the image with Craft White ink and allowed the ink to mostly dry. When it was dry, I went over the image with my water color crayons. The key to the chalkboard technique is to let go of perfection. It's not meant to be perfect - after all, it's chalk!
I wrapped a little of the Daffodil Delight ribbon around the black and stamped a sentiment from a retired rub ons. I thought the sentiment was perfect with the subject.
So, my own little chalkboard still life. As I was coloring it, it took me back to those earlier, more simple times,and it was a sweet little journey!
My thoughts and prayers, as usual for Trish, Germaine, Beth, Lynn and "T". Brenda, I am so pleased you got to appreciate the one day of summer in the NW of England :-) Have fun on your vacation, my friend.
I spent the afternoon making cards for the Operation Write Home card drive. I made 30 cards this afternoon. It was kind of like a manufacturing line :-)
Have a wonderful Monday, everyone. I hope your day is filled with fun. love and lots of smiles.
As always, thank you for your visit to my little area of the stamping blogosphere. Your visits, your support, and your comments are greatly appreciated.