Saturday, September 25, 2010
Papertrey September Blog Hop Challenge
As most of you who are visiting know, the focus of September's PTI Blog Hop is techniques.
"One of the most fun things about this hobby is the people you meet, whether in person or online, and
the things you can learn from them. Now is your chance to show off any skills you might have learned
from a fellow stamper, and perhaps even give them a little shout out to thank them for the inspiration
they have provided. Create a project using one of your favorite learned skills and perhaps after a little
blog hopping, we will ALL learn some new tips and tricks and continue to pass on the love of this hobby!"
For someone who has only been stamping for about two years, I must give a huge THANK YOU to the online community who have been my teachers. From your cards posted on your blogs and galleries, from your detailed instructions, from your comments on forums, I have learned some incredibly valuable tips and techniques.
While I have seen the blackboard technique with colored pencils used by several people, I want to give a shout out to Jennifer Ellefson whose blog is one of the first places I remember seeing this technique. You can read her instructions for this technique here and here.
I think this technique works well with larger images such as PTI's Year of Flower series. If you've time you can see a couple of cards using Lily of the Valley with the blackboard technique here.
I hope you'll sharpen your pencils and give this technique a try!
I can't wait to learn more during this blog hop!
Stamps: Vintage Picnic, Limitless Labels, Embellishments(PTI)
Ink: Fresh Snow(PTI),Memento Black Tuxedo (Tsukineko)
Paper: True Black, Kraft (PTI); patterned paper --Thrift Shop 8x8 pad (October Afternoon)
Other: Mat Stack Die 4, Rustic Twine (PTI), Tags Trio (Spellbinders), Prismacolor pencils, Apron Lace Border Punch (Fiskars)