Saturday, September 25, 2010

Papertrey September Blog Hop Challenge

 
Welcome!
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.
 

Creating a fall card, I stamped the image from Vintage Picnic (one of my favorite PTI sets!)  in Fresh Snow ink and then colored with Prismacolor pencils, using the blending pencil to blend. I like the "rustic" look of the this technique which is perfect for my coloring skill. :)  I distressed the die cut a little with the white ink because it is so hard to keep a chalkboard clean.
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!


Supplies:
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)

40 comments:

  1. Oh this is awesome!! Love the colours, love everything about it!!

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  2. AMAZING ..... I love this technique and I think I need to take a peek at the links you posted for Jenn. Cammie the mix of papers and the flourish is just the right touch!!! Truly lovely!!!

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  3. This is beautifully done! I love it!

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  4. I have only done this once, a year ago with some Christmas images...I am SO glad you did this to remind me, or us! This is a VERY cool and different idea for stamping! So glad you picked this idea!
    Leah

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  5. I have never seen this technique. It is quite cool! LOve the card.

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  6. Great project. This is the first time I've been able to participate with the PTI fun being from Wales so the time difference never allowed. I'm also new to PTI products and have only just had my first order so am having loads of fun seeing what others create with the items.
    TFS
    Paul
    http://craftyblogocks.blogspot.com/

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  7. I love it! You did a fantastic job on this card and what a great technique! TFS!

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  8. What a cool technique, Cammie! Love how it adds to the rustic nature of your card!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  9. I can't believe how much I have learned on this blog hop, and your card is only 8 or 9 on the list. What a great technique. Never saw it before and can't wait to try it. Great, great job Cammie.

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  10. Beautiful, Cammie. And another technique that I simply must give a try! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Oh, my! I've never seen this technique before! It's gorgeous! I love coloring with Prismacolor pencils, so this post is getting bookmarked for sure! Great job!
    Amy Dann

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  12. What a fabby technique, love the results you got!

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  13. Beautiful Cammie! I love this technique and haven't used it for about 2 years. Thanks for the reminder.

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  14. I just pulled out my vintage picnic set and now you've given me even more inspiration thanks

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  15. What a cool idea!! I love how it looks all chalkboard. Great work!

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  16. Such a beautiful card, I am amazed that I have never seen this technique used! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  17. What a cool technique! I've never heard of it before. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  18. Such a cool technique! Great job with this card!

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  19. Blackboard technique is a lot of fun, isn't it? And it just GOES with that stamp set! Great card, love the borders too!

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  20. great job on the blackboard technique. I may have to try it out myself one day :)

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  21. So sweet! I love the look that the blackboard technique adds! Super cute country charm, now that's MY kinda card! Great job, Cammie!

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  22. What a wonderful technique to share! Your card has turned out beautifully!

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  23. What a beautiful card and I need to try the white ink technique soon. TFS!

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  24. Great technique to share! Beautiful result!!!

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  25. Absolutely beautiful!!! Such an awesome technique!!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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  26. Very cool! I've never tried this technique. I love the flourish on the background paper too!

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  27. Wow Cammie! You've showcased this technique amazingly! I absolutely adore the way you've placed your image on the text paper and have the little embellishments image peeking out from behind it!

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  28. This is amazing! I don't think I've ever done this technique before....going to have to check out those links!!

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  29. Wow! I love your blackboard technique. Its so beautiful. Great card, Cammie!

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  30. Such a great card! I love how you 'dirtied up' your blackboard with white, so clever. And such a neat colour combination for the entire card!

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  31. Great card...I have had this technique in the back of my mind ...working its way out,lol. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  32. So very pretty. I'm going to have to give this a try. TFS

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  33. Amazing creation and great technique, thanks for sharing!

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  34. Very pretty. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  35. very cool..i'll have to give it a try:)

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  36. this is a very cool technique. love how your turned out. the focal point works great with the background.

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  37. Woo Hoo! New technique to try!! Pencils on dark paper!! Thanks!!

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  38. Great job! I like doing that technique too!

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