Thursday, May 14, 2009

Poppin' Pastels Christian Paper Crafts

Hello my friends,

I am so excited about today because my children and I are going to the SURVIVE ALIVE FIRE HOUSE in Milwaukee as a field trip with their girls club and boys club (I am a co-leader for the Boys Club).

This week's NEW TO YOU Challenge on the Christian Paper Craft Magazine forum is to create a project using the POPPIN' PASTELS technique.

Poppin' Pastels uses your Versamark pad and Pastels. Pastels is another name for a high quality chalk... So if you don't have pastels in your craft room and if you have children - go grab their sidewalk chalk or chalk board supplies! Ink your stamp with your Versamark pad. Stamp the image on cardstock. Lightly draw some color from your pastels using a sponge dauber, q-tip, or cotton ball into the pastel of your choice. You will not need to use a lot of pressure on your chalks, this will make them crumble. It will still useable, just not so pretty sitting in the tray and messier too. Once you have the applicator of choice "chalked up", gently press or dab it over your versamarked image.

The versamark will absorb the color and your image will pop out, you may even have some residue of color on your cardstock but the main image will be the image you stamped. Above is my sample to help inspire you for your start. You can also see it in the gallery here . When uploading to the gallery use the keyword NTYW05. When uploading to other online galleries or your blog please use the keyword CPCM-NTYW05. Also, please leave a comment here in this thread with a link to your creation so we can be sure to check it out. There is no time limit for playing so just have fun!

Here is my list of supplies...

Stamp Set: Dream Silhuoettes by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Floral Bg by SU

Cardstock, Ink & Pastel colors: Sage Shadow, Blush Blossom, Whisper White, Bashful Blue, barely Banana, versamark,

Accessories:Blue pearls, Dimensionals, Oval cutter

We are weathering a storm here (again) 'Tis the "season" :) so this is the Scripture I am meditating upon today.

Psalm 37:23-24 (NKJV) The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, And He delights in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For the LORD upholds him with His hand.

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day!
Chrissy D


Sally said...

Beautiful card. I love that technique and I love your meditation verse. It is one of my favorites.

Heather "Hev" said...

This is glorious :)

Beautiful work :)

Christi said...

This is stunning! Those pearls really make it pop!

Christina said...

Love the pearls where did you find colored ones?

Anne said...

Crissy this is soooo pretty and femine. Perfect little images for the poppin pastels technique! Love your pearls, the color is gorgeous!!

Kathy W said...

so soft and pretty, I forget about this technique...

redstamper7 said...

This card is just stunning with the demure colors. Great work, Chris!

Becky T

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Thank you so much for the directions for the Pastels, I don't use mine nearly enough. Your card is just lovely, soft dreamy coloring!

Laurie said...

What a beautiful card - so sweet & peaceful looking. I'm going to try the poppin pastel tech again!