Friday, January 11, 2013

Market Street Stamps Guest Design Day 1

Good morning! SUPER excited to be Guest Designing for Market Street Stamps this month! So...for today, I pulled out some DCWV Chalkboard papers, some Basic Grey PB&J, and my Market Street Minis. I ended up with 3 different cards - and slightly different effects on each one! Here is the first one: 
For this first one, I used a light blue chalkboard paper, and used this Market Street Mini:

I used some Memento Pigment ink in two different colors to stamp the feathers, and to stamp the sentiment with a slight shadow. The most important thing I learned in doing this, is to give it plenty of time to dry! I also heat set it a bit with my embossing gun. Otherwise, the ink smears pretty easily on the chalkboard paper.
I finished off by matting it with white paper, adding a few wraps of jute twine tied in a bow on the side, then attached to the background paper with foam adhesive. 
For the second card, I went with a more traditional chalkboard effect, only this time used some red chalkboard paper:
On this one I used one of my favorite Market Street sentiments - also one of the Market minis:

It is hard to tell in the picture, but I stamped with two different shades of Memento pigment ink, wheat and sage. I also used a paper towel held over my finger, dipped in white pigment ink, and smudged around for "chalk dust." Finished off by borrowing one of my kids white colored pencils to add some lines around the sides to frame it.
I tucked a doily behind, wrapped and tied some jute twine behind, then mounted it with foam adhesive. 
The last card is actually the one that inspired all of this. My husband was wearing a shirt he had gotten at Old Navy recently that was this lovely deep turquoise with a lightbulb on it. Poor guy has gotten used to me I guess, because he wasn't too surprised when I looked at it for a while, then disappeared into my crafty corner to make something inspired by it! Took me until the next day to make it work like i wanted, but here it is:
For this one I used this Market Street Mini:

And this Christmas set:

I've said it before - but I LOVE how these sets work together!!! This time I used some deep turquoise chalkboard paper, and stamped and heat embossed the light bulb and sentiment to start with. I then slightly offset and re-stamped the image with white pigment ink for a shadow effect. Then I added the light beams using Memento pigment ink in Thatched Straw, so it has a slightly golden effect. I smudged that a little with my finger so it didn't look quite so "perfect," then added some lines around the edges with my white colored pencil. 
Finished off this one with a couple more doilies tucked behind, then wrapped some jute twine and tied a bow before attaching, again with foam adhesive to my background. Added three little self adhesive gems to fill in the little spot that looked like it needed something else. 
Thanks SOOOO much Market Street Stamps for giving me the opportunity to be Guest Designer today! I had SOOO much fun playing with my stamps! Looking forward to one more chance to share my projects later this month.

And thank you everyone else for stopping by today! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!


  1. Congratulations on the guest designer spot! You did a super job!

  2. Congrats to you!!AND WOW!!What BEAUTIFUL cards!!Very sweet sentiments!Love it!
    Have a wonderful Friday,

  3. Great cards Heather, love the chalkboard look!!!

  4. Just SO unique and lovely. Your creativity is always SO FUN to see, and I really appreciate having you share your art with us in our challenges Have a very blessed week, and please come back real soon.
    Word Art Wednesday

  5. Heather ~ WOW, WOW and WOW!! You know these are so BEAUTIFUL and elegant looking! The coors, what you did with chalkboard( have that stack and have YET to use it ~ go figure)! LOVE that you stamped the images and sentiments then stamped them again ~ LOVe the effect!! Perfect as always! Have a great weekend!

  6. Heather, you are a star. and your cards are so unique and they are just the cats meow.I did see the wheat and the sage ink. I also thought the chalkdust was very clever.
    Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    May the Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!

  7. Hey there...You did a marvelous job on all these cards...I like them all. That is such a nice techniques with the stamps making the shadow. Thanks for blessing us with your artwork this week at Word Art Wednesday. God bless, always!

    JO ANN