I am starting on my Christmas cards. I purchased some new stamps and today I am going to work with the Clearly Besotted Christmas Mice. I have an affiliated link below that you can use if you are interested in any of the supplies I used. I stamped out several panels these mice by using my Misiti it was easy to reproduce the panels. I used one of the panels to practice with my inktense colored pencils for the practice version.
The card I am blogging about today was colored with pastel chalk. I got the chalk a couple of summers ago at a yard sale. The set came from Stamping Up and I had never used it. I really wasn’t sure what to do with it. So I decided today was the day to tackle it. Using the chalk was really easy. I used Q-tips to move the chalk to the paper and then blended it with a blending pen. Once you blend the chalk it does not smear.
I did not take pictures of the process as I worked thru it but I did put together a video that you can watch to see what I did. If you have never tried coloring with chalk I would encourage you to give it a try. It is really very easy and creates a soft glowing image once it is blended.
I hope you will find some time in your day to go do something creative! Thanks for stopping by. I am entering this card on the Anything Goes Challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
It is starting to cool down in now and fall is in the air. So I decided to make my favorite chicken, coconut, curry soup and I am adding some extra vegetables to pump up the nutrition value. This is a great dish to make ahead and eat throughout the week. Don’t be afraid to use full fat coconut milk. It really makes a difference in the recipe. So here is the soup dished up and I will walk you through the steps to create it. Don’t be frightened by the long list of ingredients. I often purchase already chopped ginger and broccoli and that makes this recipe move a little quicker. If you make this recipe let me know what you think. Also as with most curries, this recipe gets better overnight!
I think I found this original recipe on once a month meals. com but I have added a few things to personalize to my taste.
I am entering another card Challenge. This card is for SSS Wednesday Challenge. The challenge is to create something pink. I used a rose stamp set to create these flowers and colored with topic markers. The picture below shows the colors I used in case you are interested! I have been experimenting with shading around the stamped image. I like the way the image pops when you take this approach.
I heat embossed the sentiment using some gold embossing powder.