This was my first successful attempt at the Chalkboard technique.

I say successful, because I had tried it before using Versamark and chalk, but really couldn’t get it to look right.

That was until another lovely demonstrator over at ESAD showed me how.

ESAD is short for Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators. They are a bunch of helpful talented ladies that I am proud to be a member of.

Anyway, back to the chalkboard technique. I feel you get a much better result once you use the White craft ink and then colour with the chalk. I still have to improve on not smudging, but I feel this turned out pretty OK.


TwinPramsI was asked to make a card for a lady who was having twins. They didn’t know the sex of the babies, so it had to be in neutral colours. They also asked to feature a pram, somehow.

When I was doing a bit of research, a lot of the cards were either pink or blue or a combination of both.

Here I have used Certainly Celery and Barely Banana. Alternate the colours so that it blends well, then layer that against Very Vanilla and it becomes very soft indeed.



TwinRattlesI couldn’t stop at one card.

I have just purchased glossy card stock and a brayer. So I was eager to try a new technique.

I found some small baby images and stamped them in versamark on the glossy card stock. You then ink up your brayer and roll over the card stock. This leaves you with a subtle image in the background.

Again, I have alternated  the two colours, attempting to blend and  bring the two separate parts to the card together.