This week we are using the 'Chalk Studio' range by My Mind's Eye. I was not at all keen on the whole chalkboard trend and I'm still not really to be honest but these papers are actually pretty good. While one side is completely black & white chalkboard, the reverse sides have lovely colours and pretty patterns. The black & white goes really well with the colours on the reverse sides so they were no problem to make layouts with, despite my original reservations:
I've gone almost completely with the reverse sides on my first layout with cardstock for the very background (middle gutted) and a few layers of papers. I've used the glittery border strips and cut elements from some of the others. The only chalkboard element is the frame which I've used as embellishment and to house my title.
For this one I decided to embrace the chalkboard so I've used one of the chalkboard sides as the background. I love the border and the flags. I've also used some more of the patterns to layer the background and have used another ofthe chalkboard frames. That little circular embellishment is made from one of the border strips -I concertinaed it, then stuck the ends and then flattened it into a rosette - pretty.
and here is Kirei's layout using these supplies, check out her blog for more details on how she made it.
This month's kit 'Freedom' is now on sale:
The kit contains:
4 x Glitz 'Wild & Free' papers
3 x Prima 'All About Me' papers
4 x My Mind's Eye 'Chalk Studio' papers
6 x Teresa Collins 'Family Stories' papers
4 x coordinating cardstock
American Crafts 'Thickers' alphabet stickers
Glitz 'Wild & Free' alphabet sticker sheet
a few buttons & baker's twine
two printed chipboard frames 'All About Me'
Teresa Collins 'Memorabilia' border strips
8 sample layouts ALL of which can be made from this kit
Step-by-step written instructions for four of the sample layouts
December 2013 kit 'Freedom' with subscription: £25 with free postage
(minimum 6 month subscription, subject to £30 cancellation fee if subscription terminated within the first 6 months
Thanks very much and happy scrapping xx