Polished stone is such an effective technique for stunning backgrounds...
|This one was a bit over powering with the Perfect Plum and More Mustard so I put a sheet of vellum over the top...|
|I often leave off the greeting simply so that I am not tied down and can use for any occasion.|
|I love chalking. It is so soft and the tones one can get... love it.|
and a touch of distressing to create this look...
|A little vintage on this one, with the stamping in black - Baroque Motifs is the flourish in the background with ink pad drag on the card edges.|
|A closer look shows how randomly I chalked the clock/watch face with greens, yellow and lighter blues.|
|Made for a dear work colleague, the clock is chalked and clear embossed to again resemble a clock face, the background crimped after it was stamped.|
With the launch of the new catalogue and all the new stamping sketches, don't forget to pull out a retired set occasionally and rediscover why you fell in love with it in the first place.
Thank you for visiting, stay warm and keep crafting.