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April 03, 2014


It's showcase time over at MilkCoffee and the theme this fortnight is 'Vehicles'

I used the beautiful image 'Scooter with flowers'

Don't ask me why but for some reason this image conjured visions of a beautiful summers day in France and then for some reason when I think of France I think of quaint little cafes (Hmmm must be the food aspect lol) and that then makes me think of sweet little chalkboards outside. And hence this card was born...hehe...

The background paper is a digital paper from the 'Unchatered Waters' set. It already comes with the wonderful chalked sentiment and chalked flowers in opposite corners.

For the image there are a few ways to create the chalk effect, but this is how I did it:

Using the silhouette software (which is free for everyone to download and use, even if you do not own a silhouette - You can find it HERE) I uploaded the image into the software and using the trace facility, I traced the entire image.

This then creates a line around each side of every line of the image (so in effect for every 1 line of image you get two trace lines, the inside and outside of the original line!) This then means as you have two lines with a hollow centre you can delete the original image and fill the traced image lines with a colour of your choice. I opted for white :) 
I then placed it over the digital paper. I positioned and sized it as I wanted and then printed it out. (If anyone would like further step by step details on this, please comment below or message me and I will do a photo tutorial)

Once printed I used a white pencil to create the shadow effect around random lines of the image and also swiped it on its side, across parts of the paper to look like chalk residue left across the board. I made a black and white flower to match and to finish it off. I made this by stamping a random black pattern over white cardstock, cutting out numerous heart shapes with a Sizzix die and then sticking them together to make the flower, a couple of oval shapes cut from the same paper, created some little leaves.

Don't forget to pop along and take a look at the other beautiful creations the DT have made

Materials used:
MilkCoffee Image - 'Scooter with flowers'
White cardstock
White pencil
Black ink pad
Sizzix small hearts die
Patterned stamp from stash

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  1. Looks so realistic, Sam you almost feel you could wipe it all away with a chalkboard eraser!

  2. Lovely card! Love the fun scooter image! Thanks so much for playing along with The Pink Elephant!

  3. Oh, this scooter is so cute! I love this card :) thanks so much for joining us at The Pink Elephant this week! xoxox

  4. This is just fantastic! I love every little thing about it!
    Dawn xx

  5. Adorable card! Thanks for playing at The Pink Elephant this week! Nance, DT

  6. How fun. I love chalk projects and this a great.Thanks for playing at Loves Rubberstamps.

  7. Awesome chalkboard design. thanks for joining the fun at Loves Rubberstamps.

  8. wow! that's fabulous! it really does look EXACTLY like an actual chalkboard, that's brilliant! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (faux technique) STASH with us this week! :)

  9. Great card and great tutorial! Love this design and will have to try it. Thanks for inspiration and for playing the the Path of Positivity challenge this month.

  10. Great faux chalkboard!! Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash this week :)

  11. That is a really super faux chalkboard. Thank you for joining us this week at Word Art Wednesday. Blessings, Carole

  12. Love this card! The faux chalkboard technique is one of my favorites and you did this so well! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  13. All I can say is WOW!! you did such a beautiful job on this card! A+++++


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  14. Sweet card. Thanks for joining in with our Make us Smile challenge at Cuttlebug Mania x

  15. Samantha, this is fabulous, I adore this, thank you so very much for joining us at Crafting Musketeers, this month, best of luck hun xxx

  16. Great chalkboard effect

    Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

  17. Beautiful, thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog this month, Fran (DT) xxx

  18. Love the chalkboard look. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for Crafting Musketeers challenge 12: monochrome, Hazel, DT Crafting Musketeers x


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