Friday, September 21, 2012

Chalk tutorial


Welcome back to another powdered chalk tutorial. The Ginger chalk I use on my card is not on the Powder chalk website but you can order it by calling 715-271-1873. It's a fun red with a hint of yellow. 


I'm creating a fun background using powdered chalk, a cotton ball and a plastic overlay. You could simply use another piece of paper instead of the overlay but it's nice to see through the overlay to know where your next line goes.

I started by lining up the overlay in the corner. On the cotton ball I rubbed chalk against the seam in circular motion.

Then I moved the overlay in a counter clockwise fashion creating more lines giving my paper a starburst look.

Here's what I ended up with. Definitely not perfect but creative placement in my card covers up the imperfections. 

Here is my card using THIS flower stamp. I used the cotton ball around the edges of the image. The sentiment sticker is by Sticko/EK Success, cardstock by Provo Craft, patterned paper by Recollections and die cut by Spellbinders.

10 comments:

  1. Cindy this is so beautifully designed. Loving your creative style. Lots of eye candy here. Wishing you a fab Friday.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  2. OMGosh I love how you did your background, it's fabulous!!!! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

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  3. Sinulla on todella kauniit värit ja tunnelma tässä kortissa !Hieno opastus1 Kiitos kun tulit mukaan The Paper Shelter- fall/autumn image + fall/autumn colors-haasteeseen tällä viikolla! Paljon onnea arvontaan!
    Hyvää viikonloppua sinulle ja kaikkea hyvää elämääsi ! T : An

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  4. A lovely looking card. Thanks for playing with us over at the Paper Shelter.
    Love n hugs
    Marie

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  5. Great Card...Love the technique. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Whimsy. Hope to see you again next month as well. joann sassy raggedy

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  6. Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
    Sarah-Jane xx

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  7. Fabulous card, I love the chalked background :)
    Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter & Good Luck!
    Hugs
    Tracey
    x

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  8. Wow this is so pretty! Love the tutorial on the background - I will definately have to try that out! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

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  9. I just love this! Thanks for playing at RCC.

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  10. What a clever technique, and a beautiful card! So glad you joined our Whimsy Inspiration Challenge! Hugs, Shannah xox

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Cindy