Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Chalkboard Technique

Lots of submissions to "Less is More" this week have used the Chalkboard technique and I was intrigued by it. I looked at various videos on You Tube and the methods varied considerably from crafter to crafter. What I did here was to stamp the image from Lavinia stamps using SU white craft ink onto black card and then add colour to the still wet ink with SU pastels using a Q tip, wiping off the excess with a cloth. I did the same with the SU sentiment which I mounted on Spellbinder pennant dies adjusting the length to fit the sentiment.
The square panel is in turn mounted on a slightly larger piece of toning card and popped onto dimensionals.
It 's for a couple of challenges that I haven't entered previously.
Papercraft star - Picture Inspiration. As you may see from their image it's the colours which I loved!

ABC Challenges -All Beautiful Cards -CAS
Allsorts Challenge - CAS


  1. Love it! It looks stunning!

    Kerry Louise

  2. Smashing card and now you've made me watch more youtube videos too! Must try this technique soon


  3. Beautifully done! I love your addition of pastels.

  4. So elegant and pretty design. What a great technique to try.
    Heather T.

  5. Oh, that looks really velvety soft! I love these warm colors!

    Rosi x

  6. Oooh I like this will have to have a go. Fabulous card
    Suzi B x

  7. Gorgeous card Chrissie, will have to find my chalks and blow off the dust to give this a go.

  8. This is so beautiful! ... love the effect ... Many thanks for playing at Papercraft Star!

  9. A very effective technique Chrissy, thanks so much sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  10. Fabulous take on the picture,
    Chrissie, love the black background and the pops of color! Thanks for sharing your card with us at the Papercraft Star this week.

  11. Oh wow this is just stunning Chrissie, gorgeous colours. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week for our CAS challenge, good luck x

  12. Wow Chrissie - this stunning. So elegantly done. Thanks so much for joining us this week at 'ABC' Challenges.

  13. This is a perfect CAS card! Beautifully done! Be sure to stop on by our challenge blog! Your card was one of our winners this week!

    Thank you for joining us this week at ABC challenges!

  14. Wow this is stunning! Thank you so much for sharing it with us over at the Papercraft Star. I love the way the rich colors pop out from the chalk board background!



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