Friday, 15 March 2013

Chalkboard Art Mashup...


It's my turn to host the Friday Mashup challenge this week and I am challenging everyone to have a play with the 'chalkboard' art look...

So here is the "Mashup" Challenge:
1. Make a project using the "Chalkboard Technique".
2. Or Make a project using " 2 or more Stamp Sets".
3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a project using "2 or more Stamp Sets with the Chalkboard Technique".

I was looking through my stamps to get some ideas and I saw the sentiment in Trust God that said 'Each one of us is God's special work of art' - I thought that was particularly appropriate for the challenge so that's where I started!

I created the frame around the sentiment by selectively inking one side of the 'You're Amazing' stamp from the set of the same name with white ink, stamped it once, then reinked, turned around and stamped again. Don't ask me how in the heck I managed to get it lined up perfectly cos it was eyeballed and I was pretty shocked that it happened first time lol!! (I highly doubt I'd be able to pull it off again!). Once I'd stamped the frame I heat set it then stamped the sentiment in the middle using Versamark and embossed it with white. I added a few doodles and lines with a white watercolour wonder crayon and rubbed some white craft ink in a few spots for added 'dust'.

I created the flower from Creative Elements by stamping it three times in Lucky Limeade then cutting out the different layers and popping them up with dimension. The leaves (from French Foliage) were stamped with Garden Green. The butterflies were stamped with Garden Green and coloured with Lucky Limeade ink and an aquapainter - I added some rhinestones in the centre for a bit of sparkle. I couldn't resist added some gorgeous ribbon from the Spring/Summer catty - love this stuff!

I used the sketch from Mojo Monday and the colours from Colour Q to help me as well...

Make sure you stop by the Friday Mashup and check out what the other designers have created!

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x


  1. This is lovely! Thank you for demonstrating how to make the chalkboard effect. It's very popular right now, and I hadn't paid much attention to it, but now I am inspired. :-)

  2. Your card is gorgeous! That ribbon looks stunning, the flower and butterflies are beautiful and I love how you used the chalkboard technique. As a coincidence, last night I started making a card for Mojo Monday using the chalk board technique (totally different stamps, colors of course!). Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. This is magnificent, Amy! What a perfect mix of all three challenges!!!

  4. Pretty!! Love that flower! Thanks for joining us at the CQC!!

  5. Wow, this is just lovely! What a great composition, love all your elements. That green flower is stunning! Thanks so much for playing with our CQC colors this week!

  6. Wow Amy, I love that beautiful bow. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at the colourQ!

  7. Great challenge this week Amy! I love your butterflies with the pretty bling!

  8. This is so pretty! All the layers and that big beautiful bow are just fabulous!