Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Blackboard and Chalk

Hi Friends.

It was one of our friends 60th Birthdays a couple of weeks back. She is a teacher and has a love of pigs - remember the cake I did back in July? for her and her husbands joint celebration.
So I thought I would have a go at creating a 'blackboard' - the kids of today won't have a clue what one is I suppose.

Here's the card.


I created the background paper by stamping the 60 repeatedly with Versamark and embossing with WOW white fine detail powder. then I blended distress inks-Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Shaded Lilac, and Dusty Concord over the top, and then mounted the piece on black card. The whole thing was then mounted on my base card.
 I punched a hole in the top right and added a brad ready for the string from the chalk, which my hubby - bless him drilled with a fine drill so that I could thread the string through the chalk. I made a little cone from card for the chalk to sit in and a strap and it was secured on the inside of the card with tape, but covered by the insert.
The Blackboard was made by die cutting two pieces of card and gluing together for added thickness. I then gave it two coats of Blackboard paint (Hobbycraft finding) and left it to dry while I made the frame from the same die(sorry can't remember which one) but a larger size.
A die cut pig and added some glitter glue and then made -a Box!
The box lid was embossed with the Spellbinders A4 garden Lattice folder and then decorated with bits from Floral Ovals, Jewel Flowers and Flourishes and Create a Flake 3 (not just for Christmas).
Job Done!
Thanks for stopping by  - hope you like what you see and if you do I would love for you to leave me a comment.
Enjoy your week - I should be sat by a pool somewhere sunny(hopefully) when you read this!
Take care friends.
Carole xx


  1. Oh my goodness! Now how DARLING is this?!!! It's so CLEVER & SWEET!

    Big Hugs,

  2. This is very clever Carol, the chalkboard idea is great and could be used for so many occasions.
    Love the gorgeous box to put it in too!

    Anne x

  3. Ooh, you make beautiful things! (scrolling through some older posts). Your friend will LOVE her little piggie black board. Thanks for your kind comment on my blog, Caroline in Canada.