Friday, November 22, 2013

A City Girl @ Heart

I am so excited to share this fun layout with you.  It isn't often that I share a layout that tells a bit about me that many people don't know.  We live in a small town of about 2,000 people. While we are so lucky to be surrounded by the ocean, lakes and mountains, I do miss living in a city.

Core'dinations  challenged us Design Team members to use a chalking technique on a project.  I have seen all the projects everyone did and they are fab! So many fantastic and original approaches to the chalkboard trend.  Mine was shared on the Core'dinations Blog the other day, so today I am sharing mine with you.

I started this layout by sanding down Nightfall Core'dinations Cardstock.  The effect looks like a night sky.  So cool!  To create my city buildings, I used a stencil by Crafter's Companion with some Quick Quotes Chalking Ink.  I simply dabbed the ink right over the stencil.  After it sat for a minute, I smeared the chalked image with my finger to make it look a bit smudged.

Journaling in white pen was my last touch for the chalking theme.  It really pops on the Nightfall!

Core'dinations Supplies:
12 x12 Core Essentials - Neutrals
12 x 12 Tim Holtz Kraft-Core - Nostalgic Collection
Sandit Set

Other Supplies:
Quick Quotes Chalking Ink
Crafter's Companion Stencil
Sakura White Pen
American Crafts Thickers
Couture Creations Embossing Folder
KaiserCraft Sparklets


Mary Pat Siehl said...

i think this is my fave layout right now! it so rocks

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

That's my HOME!! I soooooooo miss NYC!! I love love love your chalk buildings!! They are amazing!!!!!!!

Kristie said...

This is SOOOOO COOL, Katie!!! Amazing job with the chalkboard technique!

Connie Mercer said...

it looks amazing. glad to know about the QQ chalk ink. I love shading with QQ.

dstandard said...

Fabulous page - loved this since I first saw it! I love the way Black Magic can double as the chalkboard look!

Ava Gavloski said...

Great work Katie!!! You have a handle on this chalkboard technique!!! Thanks as usual for supporting my blog, it takes time to build a blog and appreciate the support.

Heidi said...

Nice, nice page!