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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Chalkboard Tags

The chalkboard craze has eluded me until I saw Tim's tag this month.  He had me trying something new and fun. My example didn't turn out like his but I was very happy with the results and ended up with two different tags.


My first attempt: 
 I started with stamping the image on black cardstock using versamark.  I heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I then sprayed goose bumps over the background to create snowflakes.  I waited until it dried and then smeared chalk across the surface.

My embossed image didn't pick up the chalk but it gave a beautiful soft white backdrop.  I added the sentiment and was done.  I love how this turned out. It reminded me of those nights when the snow is coming down and it is very quiet and you can feel the quiet. :)

My second attempt:
 I didn't emboss the image and smeared STAEDTLER karat soft pastel chalk over the versamark image.  I smeared versamark along the bottom to pick up the chalk.  I colored the stars through the stencil with a white gel pen.  I embossed in black the sentiment over the chalk along the bottom.  I wiped off the excess chalk with a damp wipe.

The image and sentiment are Stampers Anonymous.

Have a wonderful week!

Suzz




15 comments:

  1. Love both of these Suzz! Haven't tried Goose bumps yet. Might I ask who makes them? Have a great Thanksgiving!

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  2. Both tags look amazing, Suzz! Beautifully done!

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  3. Those tags look amazing! I love how we are all improvising this month :-)

    Sally

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  4. stunning Suzz. I really love the look of the white on black chalkboard.

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  5. The tags look stunning Suzanne...and memories came by...

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  6. Beautiful, Suzz! I especially love the one on the right.

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  7. I love these tags Suzz!!! Gorgeous! I really like the idea of using the clear embossing for the focal image and chalking the background. I want to try that. Thanks for the inspiration. Mary Elizabeth

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  8. ooh don't they work well Sue. absolutely gorgeous tags.

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  9. Hi Suzz, These are Gorgeous. I need to give that chalkboard technique a try. Sorry its been awhile since I've been over. Life gets in the way sometime. Doing some catching up now.
    Thanks for entering my giveaway and best of luck.
    Hugs Lynn

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  10. These tags are very quiet but very beautiful. I love the tags,Suzz! XX

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  11. I love your chalkboard tags. I really like your reversed chalk image. That is my fave and I'm going to try that technique myself. It's a need look. Great job! :)

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  12. i love both tags! they are fantastic! thanks for sharing!BArbarayaya

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  13. Both of your tags are stunning !!
    I love the look of the tress through the night sky, gorgeous.

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