Monday, 22 September 2008

Dabbing it here, dabbing it there...

...paint and paper everywhere (sorry, you probably need to be British and have had Victorian era music hall songs pushed at you during your education for that!).

It's Challenge Chicks day at Cornish Heritage Farms and today's challenge focuses on Adirondack paint dabbers. I'll confess right now that I own the sum total of one dabber (Snowcap) but it's probably the nicest acrylic paint I've come across so even without the aid of a crystal ball I see more in my future.

The paint is thick and the foam dabber top makes it easy to apply to your stamps. To continue with the theme of the opening song... unlike father papering the parlour, it's definitely not going to go everywhere, it's very easy to control. The only word of caution is that it's best to clean up your stamp promptly as the paint does tend to dry quickly on there and it's easier to remove before it dries.

I've not yet found a white ink that I'm really happy with the coverage of so for me, this white dabber seemed like the perfect choice to do a white-on-black card. I also used it to paint the chipboard letters. The pointing finger is a sticker; you could also use a dingbat font to print out and cut round yourself. Raising it on foam pads lets you overlap the finger tip and the chipboard lettering a little.

Stamps: AlphaNumber backgrounder (Cornish Heritage Farms)
Ink: Adirondack Paint Dabber - Snowcap
Paper: Epic Laid Black (Prism) and smooth white
Other: chipboard letters (Maya Road), sticker (Office Daisy Dots by Heartwarming Vintage/Crafty Secrets), foam pads

Other DT members playing along and finding lots of lovely uses for Adirondack acrylics are:

Julia
Kim
Kristine
Lisa Silver
Sherrie

Thanks for stopping by today, I appreciate you taking a slice out of your day to visit my corner of the web!

15 comments:

Kristine Reynolds said...

Love this card Joanne. That white paint looks awesome on the black cardstock!

Kaz said...

Great card Joanne and thanks for the tip as I haven't found a decent white ink pad either.

Kathy said...

oooh this is fab, love the pointing finger and the big letters. Great card Joanne

Julia Stainton said...

So cool! love this look Joanne!

Karen said...

I love the black & white theme of this and thanks for the tip on the white ink X

Dawn said...

just love it Joanne!!!

Janice said...

Hope you didn't get too much paint in your 'parlour' - yes I must have had the same Victorian upbringing as you Joanne - ha ha ha.

Hazel said...

I love black and white - great using the dabber paint with stamps (I've got some of these dabbers - must get them out and play)

GezzyB said...

Lovely card Joanne. Will definately have to try using the dabbers on stamps.

Silvergirl said...

The contrast of the black and white is wonderful! I'm in the same boat as you... I've not found the perfect white ink either and will definitely grab the white paint next time!

Love this card... so fun!
Hugs,
lise

Beth said...

Joanne, the pointing finger is great, a very good idea. Love the simplicity of the black and white too and those dabbers are just 'FAB'. XX

Andrea said...

this is just brill, love black and white x

tracy said...

very nice card joanne :0 so how many dadders do you have now???!!!

CraftyC said...

the end result id stunning, love it!
Clairex

carolinejane said...

Oooh thats really gorgeous Joanne. I love using dabbers - might have to get me some more of those!