Hi everybody! It's been a while since I posted one of my 2012 Scrapbook Trend projects. I kinda got stuck on this one, which is chalkboard. I was actually really excited to try it out, but then had a really hard time finding a way to fit it into a layout. I think this trend would be perfect for a back to school project, or labeling. Lots of fun uses for the new chalkboard paper. I wanted to show how it could be used in a layout, and that is where I got held up. Either way, I incorporated it into this layout of a photo taken at a surprise party we held for my mom's 60th birthday. She's a teacher, so the chalkboard did fit...kindof, lol! Here is the project:
SOUS for the layout design. The actual chalkboard paper is from DCWV- they actually have a whole line of chalkboard paper pads, so if you want to give it a shot I would recommend them. They have different size stacks, as well as different colors, and the paper was not too heavy- I easily cut out this blurb shape from Plantin Schoolbook with my Cricut. I tried writing on the chalkboard with an actual piece of chalk, and it worked fine, I just didn't like my handwriting with the chalk. So I rubbed the chalk dust onto the paper (so you could see it was a 'chalkboard') and then wrote the actual text with a white galaxy pen from American Crafts. It still looks like chalk, right?
Patterned Paper: Pebbles
Chalkboard Paper: DCWV
Cartridges used: Simply Sweet (title) Ribbons and Rosettes (Rosettes) Create a Critter (Balloons) Plantin Schoolbook (blurb)
Bakers Twine: My Craft Spot
Brads: Basic Grey
Stuck on you Sketches - Sketch