My response to The Studio (see links) June 16th challenge - "use only the colors of your country's flag (and black)". Timely for those of us in Canada eh? Having a Mountie in the family guarantees at least one Canada Day pic - Spencer is always proud to wear the red serge. (And he wears it well.)
The white background is Bazzil cardstock, the black is the back of a piece of Core'dinations Whitewash, the red and white patterned papers come from Michael's and the chipboard title from Scrappers' Anonymous (my lss). The rocket stamp is by See D.
The rocket and flare I embellished with a bit of Gunmetal Stickles and red glitter. The chipboard (and I love the look of this!) title I used gesso on, let it dry and then faux stitched with a red marker.
TIP #1: Painting chipboard can be a guessing game - you don't know if it is going to warp until it does! Then there is no fix. If you haven't used gesso before you will be amazed at the difference. Besides doing away with the "warping issue" it gives you a smooth and opaque surface to work with. You can find gesso in many of the acrylic paint lines for very little $.
TIP #2: Love the look of white journaling or doodling but haven't found a pen that gives a reliable finish? Try the opaque white pen from Inkssentials. It is "the" pen for me and again it isn't an expensive purchase.
TIP #3: Want to catch up on your papercrafting projects? Join a challenge!