Saturday, January 26, 2013

True Strength


It is a lovely lazy Saturday here, and I'm taking advantage of some me time to be crafty.

I decided the first order of business was to play along with the Waltzingmouse chalkboard technique challenge. I just made my first chalkboard card for last week's PDCC and loved it, so I was excited to give it another go.

I flipped through my catalog of WMS images and decided to use Afternoon Tea and Afternoon Tea Sentiments.

I paired these sets with patterned paper from Echo Park Paper Company's For the Record 2. I love the big flowers, the pattern reminds me of vintage oilcloth.

There is still just a bit of time left if you'd like to join in the challenge and give the chalkboard technique a try (a randomly chosen winner will get a gift certificate to the WMS store)! Hope to see you there!

Hope the rest of your weekend is great. I am looking forward to heading out to one of our favorite Chinese restaurants for dinner. Yummy!

STAMPS: Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Tea Sentiments, Very Vintage Labels No. 10 - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Soft Sky - SU!; Black - Wplus9
PATTERNED PAPER: For the Record 2 - Echo Park Paper Co.
INK: Whisper White - SU!; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
OTHER: Detail White Embossing Powder - Stampendous; Gingham Fabric Tape - Maya Road; Sewing Machine


  1. Lovely! I really like the pretty papers you've used too - great colours! I adore this sentiment - one of my favourites!

  2. We used the same set, squee! I was thinking of a cafe menu and yours looks even MORE like how I wanted mine to look, LOL! Love the floral patterned paper and the fancy stripes you CUTE!

  3. OMG...and how could I forget the yellow gingham washi tape?! LOVE! I have green, red, and brown...guess what color I need NEXT?!!

  4. Anya, this is gorgeous. You rocked the chalkboard technique!

  5. lovelovelove.
    One of my favorite quotes and the chalkboard!

  6. So cool Anya! Love the lines you added and the bright colored background! Those little spoons are so neat alternating direction!

  7. beautifully done. love how you added the drawn chalk lines.

  8. Love the chalkboard technique and what you have done on your card! Awesome!

  9. This is perfect!! I love your added white marks - it is exactly like a chalkboard!

  10. Tea-riffic, Anya. Love the drawn elements you added to your images. A truly fabulous project with this technique!

  11. Love those papers with the WMS tea perfect!! The scratches/lines off the images on the right- nice touch!!

  12. love your chalkboard!! great arrangement of elemnets!

  13. so fresh and pretty, I love the kettle done up like chalk Anya!! you are a genius!! hugs to you missy!

  14. Beautiful Anya! Love the set you chose for chalkboard,and the bit of yellow gingham. Perfect layout !


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