I have to admit, I dont use my pastels(chalks) that often. They were one of those "I have to have them" items, and for yrs now they've just kind of sat in my drawer. I originally started with a birthday image that I was going to color with pastels and it just didnt work out the way I wanted, so I switched gears. I stamped the background image with Versamark, then I took a sponge dauber and put Sage Shadow chalk on it, and then sponged that on top of the Versamark. It's hard to tell because I used darker colors, but that's what my background is made up of, and not ink.
My oldest son turns 18 (holy cow, how did that happen?) on Saturday the 7th, so this card is for him! Happy Birthday Alexander!
Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Happiest Birthday Wishes, Fresh Fillers
Paper: Sahara Sand, Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, To The Nines DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Versamark
Accessories: Pastels, Sponge Daubers, Sage Shadow ribbon, Chocolate Chip ribbon