Paula here with my second Sassy post!!
Before I start I'd like to say a HUGE thank you for all the lovely comments that were left on my first post... its so lovely to get feedback!
I decided I'd share a little tutorial on how I create chalked clouds...
Now I know there are better ones out there, BUT this is so easy !!
(Even my husband followed it, just from the pictures!)
Firstly, I punch 2 different sized flowers from scrap card...
(really, you can use any flower punch, as long as the petals are rounded, or even a scalloped edge nestie could do the trick) these are 1" and 2" 6 petal flowers
Next , I cut each flower in half...
this step is a little tricky to see in the photo, but basically, I assemble all the cut pieces so that the 'petal' edge resembles a cloud shape that I'm happy with ...
(secure with tape)
Take whatever shape you want to use as your chalked background...
Starting at the bottom right, hold the template securely at whatever angle you like, and chalk in circular motions across the top edge.
(excuse my not showing you the chalking bit... I do this bit with my finger *blush* and I'm sure that's not going to look pretty!)
Remove the template, and reposition at the bottom left, and chalk again! not the full length this time, stop when you touch the chalk line from the first bit...
Then position the template in the middle above the two sides you've just chalked..
make sure the existing chalk lines are visible... so that you chalk up to them, and not above them.
repeat the steps until you reach the top (right, left then middle)
And thats it!!
at this point I draw around the edge with a fineliner, but thats optional ;)
Keep the template... then you don't need to make another!
blow away excess chalk after each section, otherwise it smudges!
Well, that was my first ever tutorial, I hope it was okay?
I used this chalked panel on my Spotlight card from Tuesday (this post HERE)
But I've used the same method for todays card... just the shape is different...
(more info on the card at my blog)
And this card is completely unrelated to the tutorial, but I wanted to show it anyway because I followed the FAB sketch over at the Sugar Bowl
Thanks for visiting us today!