Saturday, June 22, 2013

Sketch Saturday Challenge #264

Today, we have a new Sketch Challenge at Sketch Saturday and it's Jen's birthday too! 
Happy Birthday Jen!  

Jen designs the majority of the sketches for the blog, so this week's challenge is to use your favorite of Jen's sketches #216 - 263.  You can see a lot of the sketches HERE - note that Jen's sketches are unlabeled.
The sponsor this week is Loves Rubber Stamps and prize is a $10 store voucher.

I chose Sketch #255:
The image I used today is a Nina B stamp, Chalkboard Birthday, available at The Craft's Meow.  I had to get it because I've been seeing this chalkboard technique everywhere!    
First, I used Palette New Canvas ink and a sponge to create the used chalkboard look and heat set it.  Then, I stamped the Birthday sentiment with VersaMark ink added white embossing powder and heat embossed.  I ran the New Canvas ink pad along the edge of the image. 

Supplies --
Image: Nina B "Chalkboard Birthday"
Patterned Paper: Pebbles Walnut Grove
Cardstock: PTI True Black, Kraft and Pure Poppy
Ink: VersaMark, Palette New Canvas
White embossing powder
White eyelets
Cuttlebug embossing folder Distress Stripe

Sketch Saturday Challenges are open to all images and products, the only rule is to use the sketch.  This week, Challenge #264, YOU pick your favorite sketch from Jen's past designs!  Hope you will join us!

You can see all the DT's creations and enter the challenge HERE.

Lady Anne's Challenge - Use a Stamp
Word Art Wednesday - Uplifting sentiment
Technique Time Tuesday - Faux Chalkboard
Card Mania - Use Kraft paper
Creative Stamp Friends - Birthday
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Sentiment as focus
Fairy Tale Challenge - Happy Birthday
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Stampin' For the Weekend - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by...


  1. This is AWESOME! LOVE the fun layout, the texture, the patterned paper, and, most especially, the fabulous sentiment(s) you used! Fabulous use of the technique! Thanks for joining us at TTT! :)

  2. I just LOVE me some chalkboard images, and your cards are SO cute!! Thanks for sharing in our challenge. It's such a blessing to have you share with us, and to visit your sweet blog. Have a great week, and come back soon! LOVE your cards!
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. That´s a fab card! I love the blagboard effect! Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge! xx Bianca

  4. What a beautiful card, fab card...
    Thank you so much for joining our challenge at creative stamp friends.

  5. Love this saying and so perfect for the chalkboard technique! Thanks so much for joining us this week and we hope to see you again soon at the Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge, Elizabeth (DT) at the Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge.

  6. Debra,
    Love your chalkboard card. The eyelets are a great embellishment to this one!
    Cathy xx

  7. A really great card... I loved that sketch, too... can remember that I made a christmas card with it LOL.
    ;-) Alex H.

  8. Fantastic card! I love the chalkboard effect! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

  9. Oh how pretty! Love what you did with the chalkboard technique! Thanks for joining us at TTT this month!

  10. Great work, thanks for joining us at CCC.

    Liza x

  11. Such an elegant card!
    Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Challenge and Good Luck!!!
    Smiles, Kaly

  12. Beautiful job using the faux chalkboard technique! Love the happy colors for the background too. Very pretty card! :) Thank you for joining us at Technique Time Tuesday! :)

  13. What a great card. Love the idea with chalkboard look. Great job!
    Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.
    Tanti :)

  14. Eine sehr schöne Karte. Gefällt mir gut.
    Danke für deine Teilnahme bei Fairytale Challenge. Liebe Grüße Jenny

  15. Great card. Thank You for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
    Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge
    Lady Anne's: NanaVic's Challenge

  16. This is lovely!

    Thanks for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend for our Anything Goes challenge!


    Julie x

  17. What a great card. Love the stamp you used, it's just perfect for the chalkboard. Thanks for joining us at Technique Time Tuesday.

  18. Perfect stamp for the Faux Chalkboard Technique! Great card all around! Thanks for joining us at Technique Time Tuesday! :)

  19. Fabulous job with the chalkboard technique. Love the DP and the white eyelets. Thanks for playing along with TTT

    Louise xx

  20. Your card is so pretty. Thanks for joinig us at the Fairytale Challenge.
    Hugs, Uta