Saturday, February 23, 2013

PDCC170: Stone, Buttercream, Denim

When I saw this week's color story at The Play Date Cafe Challenge I immediately thought of a My Mind's Eye pp collection I own called "Moments":





And I decided I'd better try the faux chalkboard technique before it goes out of fashion:) 



The sentiment is from the PTI set called The Sweet Life and the motif is from an older SU set called Carte Postale - I like how this motif kind of echoes the motif in the pp.  After embossing both on a label die cut with a Spellbinder Nestie I added the hand drawn border with a white prismacolor pencil and sponged on some white pigment ink.  The banners were die cut using MFT dies and the hearts using a SU embosslit.  All edges were lightly distressed with Ranger antique linen distress ink.

I've been in CAS mode lately and it felt really good to throw caution to the wind and not worry about how much it's going to cost to mail out a card with so many layers!  What a rebel I am:)
Other Supplies Used:  Stampin' Up cs, Queen & Co silver pearls, Echo Park pp

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!  Tomorrow I'll have no hope whatsoever of wrestling the TV remote from my dh......guess I'd better pick a Daytona 500 race car driver to cheer for:)

13 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh my gosh, Robin, this is amazing!!! I love the placement of your banners and the pretty hearts and pearls! Awesome job, my friend!

Trinh said...

Beautiful, Robin! I love how you used the chalkboard technique. I need to give it a try myself. My DH will be watching the 500 too.

Pam W Merwin said...

Robin, what a great design using the colors! Loving the chalkboard technique too :) You will not be the only one handing over the remote tomorrow - Hubby has already said that will be where the channel will be set :)

Greta said...

Oh, Robin--this is a winner! Love your design, the paper, your chalkboard technique (perfect 1st try!)--everything! I loved the colors when I saw them but nothing has come into my mind--uh oh--LOL!

svelteSTUFF said...

I don't understand all of the techniques, but I DO like the results 8-)!

CinnamonSally said...

Wow Robin I love this card, so many elements, and I love your chalk board look!

Nancy said...

Such a lovely design, Robin! I love all the details, and your chalkboard is perfect with this design!

Rosemary said...

beautiful take on the chalkboard technique, robin... love it done in blue!!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Robin, Your card is beautiful--I love it. Love the embossing; the chalkboard technique turned out awesome. I love that technique. I know what you mean about CAS cards; I have been making a lot of CAS cards lately, too.

Cindy C. said...

Robin it's gorgeous! So many beautiful elements on it!

Bibiana Martinez-Ziegler said...

I really like that you show your color combo inspiration...great card thanks for sharing
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Donna Bowman said...

Gorgeous card! Love the chalkboard technique! Thanks for playing at the Play Date Cafe.

Maureen Morton said...

Loving the rebel in you, girlfriend! This is simply stunning - so many yummy layers. Rich and classy. I, too, need to try this before it is passe, but.......well. April is right around the corner. Please order me some good weather.