Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Chalked Scene

Evening everyone,
Not the world's best piccie here. Tried scanning and it wouldn't show up the pretty gradients of colour. This photo is a teeny better. It really does look pretty IRL. Maybe nightime photography is not on?

I have made the background using pastel chalks and stamped Stampscapes Lakescene over the top along with the birds also from Stampscapes. I also put some black card through the Cuttlebug, punched the frames from it and attached it to the main image using the orange brads.

The technique was something I taught a lady very new to stamping this morning. I wanted something really easy to achieve and which won't cost her an arm or a leg to repeat when she gets home. I think that the lesson went over very well.

Enjoy and have a good one!

18 comments:

Anita Hovey said...

This is beautiful Michelle! Wish I could case this one, but I don't have anything like that.

Elizabeth said...

Wow Michelle, this is gorgeous! You really used chalks for this?!?! I think I need to plan a trip down under so you can teach me your technique!

specialcraftmom4 said...

This is just soooo stunning!!!! I have no more words (:

Carisa said...

Wow, that is gorgeous!

Martha said...

its beautiful., I need to learn how to do this ;)

Jaspere said...

Now this is a work of art. Beautiful!

JazzyH said...

It is a little piece of art. It never occurred to me to chalk something and stamp.

Jennie said...

Beautiful card Michelle...love the scene you created on this card and the sunset/sunrise colors. Just breath-taking! Great job, can I pop in down under and you show me how? :o) LOL! I will just tell my hubby I need to make a quick trip to learn a new technique (hahahahaha, right!)

Carmen said...

WOW!! Stunning! You wanna come to the states and teach me this?!?!?

Nancy said...

Gorgeous card!!

Dawn said...

This is amazing. Your new stamper must have loved this technique. Really beautiful.

stampin abi said...

very pretty!

Maria (Inky Stamper) said...

beautiful Michelle! love the highlighting - awesome color job

Joanne Travis said...

Wow, Michelle! Your shading and colors are spectacular. You've really done this image justice. So lovely.

TangiiCrain said...

Michelle, this is stunning! The detail on everything is just amazing! I love the "sun rays"! and the texturing on the corners. You did a wonderful job! I'm going to have to try this!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Tenia Nelson said...

Very, very pretty!! tfs!!
-t

Kristin said...

Gorgeous!! Wow... I am so glad I am getting a chance to visit around. And, I saw some of the other things you guys have been doing- good for ya'll casing each other's work AND using UNinked Rubber!! Wow! Yippee for the Sassy Stampers! :-)

Angela said...

What a beautiful scene....