Monday, 31 July 2017

Chalk Clouds on Black Card

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I used Natural Sponges and CS Chalk Clouds - Enchanted Blossom, Blue Lagoon and Sweet Violet onto Black Card. My Natural Sponges were just pliable - not wet, barely damp. This is important so that the ink in the Chalk Cloud pots isn't diluted. I cut my background out using Sue Wilson's Essential Pierced Rectangles. I edged with Sweet Violet Chalk Cloud using a Smoothie. I used a White Pen to scribble around the edges. I matted onto some bright pink card from my stash and popped onto a Black Card blank.

I stamped one of the images from the Woodware Eyes Stamp Set onto Black Card using Sweet Violet Chalk Cloud, applying the ink with a Smoothie. I cut it out using Sue's Double Pierced Squares and inked around the edges with Sweet Violet Chalk Cloud. I doodled in 2 of the corners with my White Pen. I cut a mat out of my bright pink using the next sized die in Sue's Double Pierced Squares Set B.

I placed my Eye topper onto my background and positioned the flourish on the Every Child Mask just below my topper. I drew through the mask with my White Pen.

I stamped the sentiment from the Woodare Vintage Inspiration Stamp Set onto Black Card using Sweet Violet Chalk Cloud. I cut it out using Sue's Pierced Flags and cut a mat out of bright pink card using the next sized die in the set.

I painted an Arty Hearts Pop-em with CS Black Gesso. Once the Gesso was dry, I edged the heart with Sweet Violet Chalk Cloud. I selected a word from the Every Child Mask and inked through the mask onto the Pop-em with Sweet Violet Chalk Cloud. I added some White Pen to the sentiment panel and the Pop-em.

The winner of the card from Freebie Friday on 28th July is ......................................

hazel young

Please email me at with your address and I'll pop your card in the post.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia, this card is incredible, love the colour combo with the black and pink, and the fabulous stamps. Well done Hazel, enjoy your card. Have a great day all. Bx

  2. Morning Julia, nice card today. Congratulations to Hazel Young, enjoy your prize.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  3. Love the effect of chalk colour cloud on black. The pink card is a great contrast.

  4. Striking card, dramatic colour contrast.


  5. Good Morning Julia.. Such a beautiful card this morning . The bright pink works so well with designs of the stamps and the colours of colour cloud. So different and would be perfect for younger person. Congrats to Hazel.

  6. I rather suspect my iPad is not showing this well as I am finding this one difficult to visualise as I cannot make out that you have used different colours of the Colour Cloud. I do like the overall design though and the striking contrast between black and pink.


  7. Morning Julia,
    This one is probably much better seen in the flesh, don't think it's show in is beauty on screen.

  8. The chalk clouds look amazing on the black card and the sponges give a great texture. Lovely card, Julia.

    Anne (Northampton)

  9. Morning Julia, An 'enchanting' card, I love this colour combination it suits the card beautifully.
    Congratulations to Hazel.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  10. OMGoodness , this is perfection i love this card Julia.
    Elaine H X

  11. Ooops admiring the card so much i forgot to Congratulate Hazel , well done and enjoy !
    Elaine H X

  12. Great card Julia, colour cloud looks amazing on black card but I am sure it looks even better in the flesh than it does on my screen.
    Congratulations to Hazel
    Marion S x

  13. Love this dramatic look card Julia, fabulous!

    June x

  14. I love work with mica powders on black card so I am sure this is lovely in the flesh...super card...luv Ursula xx

  15. Lovely card Julia and good colours. Thank you for sharing.

  16. Lovely card You're brave doing doodling It's wonderful


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