Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Crafty Creations #295 ~ Chalkboard

I'm the hostess this week at Crafty Creations Challenges.  By the time I had written that challenge post I completely forgot to write my own. Duh!  So, I'm sorry this is a bit late today. 

The Challenge Theme for the next two weeks is: Chalkboard  I've been wanting to try this technique; although I think I did mine a bit unconventional.

We're sponsored by Oak Pond and I used one of their digital images called Wine.

I reversed the digital image and then changed the background to a dark grey~have I mentioned before how I love working with digital images? LOL  I created the sentiment also.  It's a png file with white lettering ~ I've included the black image below as a freebie.  In hindsight, I think I should have softened the "white" sentiment a bit; but it was my first try at "printer" chalkboard (vs. "stamping" chalkboard).

It may be hard to see in the photo, but I used a white watercolor pencil to shade the grapes (and darken a few of the lines) and green to color in the vines. A CAS card, but certainly not as quick as I had hoped.

I hope you hop on over to the Crafty Creations Challenges blog and check out what the other DT members created.  I hope you join along because I'd love to see what you create.

Feel free to save and use the sentiment below. I'd love you to link back to my blog if you use it.  It's a png file with clear background, so it can be layered over other digi's. I hope you enjoy!


  1. Great chalkboard effect! I do like the highlights you added to the grapes and the vines. The only thing I don't like about digital chalkboard images... that's a lot of printer ink! ;)

  2. You've been a busy woman and I've not seen any of these to ohhh and ahhh over .


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