Monday, November 4, 2013

Chalk Talk Christmas

One of the small reasons I became a teacher, I think, was because I love chalk!  Especially coloured chalk.  Every month, I would create a new chalkboard picture on the chalkboard and it was one of the little pleasures in my job. Other teachers told me that they would sneak by my room at the beginning of every month just to see my new chalk art.

I'm really thrilled with  the new interest in chalk art and I want my own framed chalkboard on which to practise my skills and create changeable decor for the house.  So family, if you read this, that would be a great Christmas present!  (Wink, wink!  Nudge, nudge!)

In a week, I am going to Salt Lake City for my Rising Star Trip and I'm really excited.  We five Rising Stars are going to be doing a couple of Christmas card swaps and I'm having fun designing them.  I wanted to show you one that I came up with:

  • I had been dieing to use the new Gift Bow Bigz L Die, so I gave it a go using Real Red cardstock. After die cutting the pieces, I ran them through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.
  • That DSP from Season of Style is one of my favourites this year and perfect as a backdrop to some Chalkboard Art.  The red and white stripes really showcase the black and white tag.
  • Chalk Talk is not really a Christmas stamp set but as we give gifts for Christmas, so this tag works in a Christmas setting, and these cards really are for four very special Rising Stars!  
  • I added a little Real Red outline to some of the letters with the fine tip of my Real Red marker.
  • Love the Frosted Finishes Embellishments!  Our up-line, Desiree Spenst, made all of us at her Creative Escape Retreat, a pair of earrings made out of them!

  • The inside gives more of a Christmas greeting!  This is also the Chalk Talk stamp set and the tags were all die cut with the Chalk Talk framelits that coordinate with it.
  • The black label was die cut with the Deco Labels collection framelits.
I'll share the cards I get in return with you when I get back.  Have a great Monday!

Stamps:  Chalk Talk (w130631; c130634)
Paper:  Season of Style Design Series Paper (132340); Basic Black (121045), Whisper White (100730) and Real Red (102482) cardstock
Ink:  VersaMark (102283); Classic Stampin' Pad in Real Red (126949); Stampin' Write Marker in Real Red (100052)
Accessories:  Frosted Finishes Embellishments (132150); Stampin' Emboss Powder in White (109132)
Tools:  Heat Tool (129053); Gift Bow Bigz L Die (129977); Chalk Talk Framelits (129983); Deco Labels Collection Framelits (130102); Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335); Big Shot (113439)

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