Using Pastels Art Chalks on card stock

One of the main items in a new Stampin' Up! demo's starter kit is our Stampin' Pastels. When I first received my kit, I used to love to use my chalks to color in images, add some color around them and do what is called the "poppin' pastels" technique. In case you have forgotten (or perhaps didn't know), this is where you stamp your image with VersaMark, then you apply the Pastels to the image with the little daubers they come with.

Well, on Friday morning we played around with the chalkboard technique which is a variation on this technique. My mom and I were playing around with it some more and she wanted to work with this Morning Glory image on white and compare the two. I had forgotten how pretty this could be; and we haven't even done anything with it yet. We didn't do anything to the background, didn't mat it on anything yet, nothing... nada.

I think sometimes we forget about the stuff we already have or the techniques and products that brought us so much joy at the beginning. I absolutely love the new stamps, the new ways to use things; but for today, I encourage you to pull out some of those other things you may not have used in a while. Rediscover them, give them some purpose, let them lift your heart again.