So this week's challenge is titled 'Create' and features the chalkboard trend that is so popular at the moment. Blue Moon Scrapbooking have loads of chalkboard papers, stickers, labels & tags - check here and here. Also loads of stamps check here and here.
So off I went to youtube to see how to achieve this look. And then I had a little play and this is what I came up with - my first ever card using this technique.
First I die cut a rectangle of slightly ribbed black cardstock and punched the ripped out of a notebook top. I stamped using white ink and then added some freehand squiggles and dashes using a white watercolour pencil.
Finally I rubbed on some white ink to get that much used look of a chalkboard. I tried using a sponge with ink, talcum powder and smudging the white watercolour pencil, but found the way that worked best for me was just to use my finger with ink. Love how it's picked up the ribbing on the black card.
So then I mounted the chalkboard onto pads and added a little detail underneath with a twine tied tag.
Go check out the cards from the rest of the DT- they're amazing! Hope you'll join in and play 'create', can't wait to see what you all come up with.
Stamps: My Mind's Eye, The Sweetest Thing; SU, Oh Hello; Clearly Besotted, Holiday Sentiments
Inks: Versa Magic, cloud white; white watercolour pencil
Dies: Clearly Besotted, Tag Along; Lil'inker, stitched mats rectangles
Punch: ek sucess, notebook border
Embellishments: twine from my stash
Thanks for your time today and I'm all ready and keen to reciprocrate by looking at your blogs.