Thursday, 18 August 2011

Simple Chalked Cloud Tutorial

Good Morning!
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...

I've used Hippie Chick, and you can grab her HERE at funky kits...
(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  
This is Skater Girl.... GRAB her HERE...

Thanks for visiting us today!
Paula x


  1. Thank you for the tutorial - can I ask do you need to seal the chalk with anything to prevent any smudging??

  2. Круто!! Так просто и так необычно!!

  3. Super tutorial for the clouds. I've done this just with a scallop circle but also like the idea of joining a few together. x

  4. Can't wait ti have a go at these clouds, thanks for sharing the great technique!

    ** Kate **

  5. Great Tutorial...I really love all the outlining you do on your papers!

  6. What a great idea to create clouds this way, thanks so much for sharing this ! Love how you played with the current sugar bowl sketch. Hugs, Marion

  7. Great tutorial and what a fab card - I really love all the doodles and the stamp is lovely - I may have to treat myself (again!!)

    Sharon x

  8. What a great tutorial. Love it, and so easy :o)

  9. Wow thats a great tutorial, thank you.
    Hugs Astrid

  10. Wow, thanks for sharing. Super tutorial.
    Love your cards.
    Hugs, Yvon

  11. Waw this is great, great tutorial. Thank you for sharing. And gorgeous projects from you. Hugs,moni

  12. Fab tut Paula! I love your clouds and wondered if there was an easier way to do them, now i know i may even give it a try : )
    emma x

  13. Fab tutorial. I use this method too so know how easy it is to do! Stunning work here hun! Sheila:)X

  14. Oh FAB tutorila! Well done. I have a template already but I will have to try doing another with the flowers. And I have forgotten about my chalks! Thanks for sharing all your great tips, your work is awesome:0)


  15. Thanks for that tutorial, I keep seeing this done and thought it was beyond me but I think I could manage this. Must give it a go. Fab cards as always. Marianne x

  16. I'd say as far as first tutorials go, this one is fantastic hun! :0) Thank you so much for sharing this! I use my pale blue chalk for background quite a lot, and this is a brilliant idea. I don't have the punches but I'm sure my cricut can do the job just as easily. Smiles.xx

  17. Oh I just love the way your background turned out! And as always your card is lovely! I used my Cricut machine for the cloud cut out and tried it that way. But I love your idea much better and I will try the chalk this time instead of the ink. Thanks for the tip!

    xx Tracey xx

  18. This is so useful - especially how you made those clouds templates. I'll have to have a go with this. I can see it being utterly useful for scene setting. I love the way you have her holding that flower.
    Paula (PEP)

  19. Fantastic! Thanks for this awesome tut!

  20. You are so much talent tied into one little package Paula! Awesome tutorial and so easy to follow. I bet hubby was proud ;) Your cards looks amazing and I love the way you used your flowers as 'flowers'. lol.

    Hugs, xoxo

  21. great tutorial, Paula, and a very beautiful card!
    hugs, Alina

  22. OOMG this is seriously fantastic! TYTYTYTYTYT!

  23. Ok, I've has a try and blogged the results here!
    Thanks Paula xx

    ** Kate **