Pastel Techniques

Wednesday, June 30, is our Technique Class for June.  It's also the last day to order from the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog – so be sure to get your order in early so you're not disappointed!  And, if you want to become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and enjoy wonderful benefits and discounts, it's the last day to take advantage of the $99 mini starter kit.  You can sign up online and have immediate access to demonstrator tools.  Just go to my web site, click "Start your own business," then "Join Now," and fill out the form. The password you'll need to enter is "stamptherapy."  (If you're a former demonstrator, wait until you see what's coming in July!)

It's been suggested that we do some "Stampin' Pastels" techniques.  We've done coloring with chalk, Poppin' Pastels, and Pastels and Crystal Effects, so I think this time we'll do (drum roll) – Crafty Pastels and Reverse Pastels.  I'm not sure what the correct term for "Crafty Pastels" is.  I know there's a "Chalkboard" technique, but that uses embossing, and we're not embossing.  If you're really curious now, you'll have to come Wednesday and see what we do!  It's at 11 a.m.  Be sure to RSVP by Monday so I'll have supplies for you.

Here are two samples with the techniques.  You can't really see the Reverse Pastels one, because I covered it up with vellum butterflies.  We may do Chalk Dragging instead. 

Chalked_baroque This is the "Crafty Pastels." I used Baroque Motifs, and the Bravo Burgundy and Crumb Cake card stock remind me of one of my favorite retired combos – River Rock and Purely Pomegranite.  River Rock is coming back though! 

I got this combo from the new Color Coach.  It's Crumb Cake, Bravo Burgundy, More Mustard and Baja Breeze. 

And here's the sample using "Reverse Pastels."

Punched_posies

The stamp sets used on this one are Punched Posies (summer mini catalog hostess set) and Watercolor Trio (also in the summer mini).  I'm loving the Greenhouse Gala designer series paper, which will be available to order on July 1.  The colors are very vibrant.  Interestingly, I just grabbed colors that looked good with it, and the only one that is really "in" the design is Pear Pizzazz.  The paper colors are Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Daffodil Delight and Pear Pizzazz. For my card stock, I used Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade and Pear Pizzazz, but they look fine together, I think.  My ribbon is Certainly Celery, because I don't have the new colors yet.  Again, though, I think it looks ok.  That's one of the great things about Stampin' Up!  All the colors "go" together.  The chalk on the Whisper White card stock (under the butterflies) is Night of Navy and Garden Green.  Looks almost like Baja Breeze and Pear Pizzazz, though, doesn't it?  So if you're already missing some of the retiring colors, there's something you'll be able to use them with! 

I won't give away the techniques today.  After the class, I'll try to remember to go back and edit this.  The class is $5.00 and you'll make two card for your technique book and one sample card.  

We have a lot of out of town errands today, so I'd better get hoppin'!  Have a wonderful weekend!

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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