June 23, 2016

Creating a Chalk Background ...

Hi Everybody,


Many of us have pastel chalks in our crafting stash and they have been there for ever.  They just never seem to run out.

Or maybe you don't use them much these days preferring other mediums to create your designs.

Well I thought I would put them to good use and make a card using them for my background and make a little video in the process

It has gone "Live" today on YouTube
Create a Background with Chalk

This is the card that is in the video but here is another that was done with the same chalks just a different colour
The chalks I have used are "Siesta" but I have had them so long I don't remember where I git them from so shop around for the best price

You can also buy a fixative in a spray that will stop the chalk from rubbing off the card but I find I get them same result with a cheap hairspray ... so save your self a bit of cash !!

The results are very pale but that just adds to the beauty of the card and I quite like both of these

I have added the links at the bottom of the page for you to see what the products are but shop around for the chalks and get the best set you can afford ... depending on how much you think that you will use them.

I also have a page on my website    Using Chalks    that can show you other ways in which to put chalks to good use.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

23 comments:

  1. Morning Christina, two beautiful cards I used to love chalks as they are so subtle but as you say not used them for ages must get them out and do a card with them today.
    Nancyd xx

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  2. Good morning Christina, loving your beautiful card.
    Could not believe my luck ... a Tutorial using chalks, I bought some yesterday.
    Off to look and learn.
    Patrici x

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  3. Hi Christina
    You are so right, { i don't even know where my chalks are ?}
    Two lovely cards and thanks for the tip , now time to get my thinking head on mmmmm , i wonder if they are in ? ,,,,,,,,,

    Take Care
    Elaine H X

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  4. Two lovely cards, very pretty.

    Michele

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  5. Morning Christina,
    Lovely cards.
    Lydia
    x

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  6. Gorgeous cards, thank you for the tutorial, love learning new stuff.

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  7. Thanks for a great tutorial, Christina!
    Your cards are both beautiful, I have picked the blue one as my favorite :))

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  8. Hi Christina
    Must have a go at this as it is a very pretty effect. Both your cards are pretty
    Love & best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

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  9. Hi Christina
    Lovely, lovely cards as usual your embellishments are gorgeous X X X

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  10. HI Christina,
    What a nice soft effect with the pastels. The video is excellent . I am French Canadian and I just love your British accent. I have some Christmas embossing folders to try this technique with.
    Both cards are great.
    I am very grateful that I found you on the "tube" :-)

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  11. These are gorgeous, I do love the soft pastel colours you get with chalks and must get them out and have a play.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  12. Hi Christina

    This is such a pretty card, I really love it. Only last week I was looking at my chalks and thinking I'd best use them! lol

    June x

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  13. Beautiful card Christina, love the delicate effect you have achieved. Hugs Jennifer xx

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  14. Hello Christina- These are both lovely cards. I absolutly love the sentiment on the pink card! It is just absolutely wonderful. Thanks for posting these beautiful cards !

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  15. 2 pretty cards today. I have watched your video and seen the ideas on your web site- I haven't ever seen or used chalks but I will be looking to buy some. - I think I may be better at chalking than painting!! Thanks for the tutorial xx

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  16. Lovely cards! I like the look of softness that you get with chalk. I also like how it makes the embossing stand out.

    I may be MIA for a few days. Gene and I are at Mayo in Minnesota where he had a specialized open heart surgery yesterday. Lots of time at the hospital Prayers are much appreciated
    Sandra Smith

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  17. All I can say is wow, wow, wow!!! Both cards are gorgeous! I'm off to watch the video now. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity.

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  18. Brilliant idea, love it..superb cards.....luv Ursula xxx

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  19. Thankyou Christina. I must get my chalks out again. Haven't used them for years. Thanks for the tutorial and reminding me to use them.

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  20. Two beautiful cards Christina. Hard to choose a favourite but I think the pink one. I do have chalks but have hardly used them so perhaps now is the time to try again. X

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  21. Wow this looks interesting, what a beautiful card. Will have to go check out your video. Thanks for sharing. Dianne

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  22. Beautiful stunning cards, backgrounds are so lovely

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