Monday, June 11, 2007

Beautiful Swirls....

Wendy had a link on her blog to a new challenge blog... called
so I popped on over and thought I'd join in the fun...this is the first week...
it's a pretty cool blog because it encourages
Rediscovering & exploring techniques for artistic expression.
This week it's CHALK....
haven't used chalk much, I've got some...
but you know it's just been part of the stash...
well today was the day...
I mixed some ground up Turquoise coloured chalk with some Satin Varnish, and created this cool 'mod podge' type glue, then what I did was tear a bit of dress making pattern up and glue it on with my medium I've made I'm going to call it "CHALK PODGE" (do you like that...lol!)
then brushed it over the pattern paper... looks cool hey..
other bits I've used are, Autumn Leaves Acrylic flourish stamps, Lost Aussie design Postcard stamp, Heidi Swapp blossom, Versa ink, Maria George crystal.. (oh I can't get enough of them at the mo...), the crown was a metal diamond shape I cut in half and attached with brads, the journaling is computer generated, and I used my machine ofcourse...

28 comments:

jake said...

Lol.. do you know I just dusted off my chalks only the other day? I used them to smudge over some doodling I did on a layout and that's the first time they've been used in probably a year or more :-)

I'll have to leave the box out and see what I can come up with!
Love those swirls :-)
jk

Ann said...

Chalk podge....very clever...lol!
Love your artwork, i just bought some of those AL flourishes, they are gorgeous.
I'm off to check out the new site.

Lythan said...

Wowser. What a clever idea. I actually made a card using chalk n Saturday but gave it away without photographing it. :( Will need to give chalk podge a go though! lol!!!!

I Scrap therefore I am said...

oooh, you are a clever chicky - it does look cool! P :)

Maisymary's Findings said...

now thats what i call a nice new technique explored ! lol ! most inspiring Gill !

Mandy Chilvers said...

fab work Gill! love the idea and im going to give it a go!

Rein said...

This is lovely!

vivian said...

mmm yum...

KardKrazy said...

Really beautiful -- all of it! I like the flower in the background and the rhinestones in the flourishes.

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Chalk Podge...lol brilliant. Love this. The colours are beautiful Gillian. Good to work outside your comfort zone with materials/ challenges.

Susan said...

Lovely flourishes, great technique!

I had a look at your other recent creations too and love the one about the Word especially - and the Star Line one is so clever!

Gillian said...

this is delightful gillian, like all these fab techniques you come up with lol when working on challenges(chalk podge)lol. The colours and flourishes/swirls work well with this card, so many other embelishments to look at also.

ATCLindaB said...

ooooh lovely...I will have to try this tech.

Esther said...

Ah I see, we better watch this space for 'CHALK PODGE' on the market!!! It looks almost like handmade/mulberry paper!

Very sweet card, that little tiara just does the job!

Barbara said...

Hi Gillian love your entry. I especially like how you did the crown so clever.

Godelieve said...

This is gorgeous Gillian! Thanks for explaining your technique ;)

Sarah said...

Fab as always Gillian! Love the chalk podge.

Carrie said...

Cool chalk podge Gillian - you will have to patent it - its fabulous and thanks for sharing the technique

Paula said...

another corker - loving your work!

Paula said...

Fabulous design & love the chalk.
Stunning colours & bling.x

Natalie B said...

Love the name "chalk podge" LOL. This is a fabulous card. I'll have to go and cheque out the Technique Thursday site. Thanks for sharing. :-)

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Oh Gillian
she is beyong "scrummy" I think she is "delish" - love her! such a great piece for the challenge!

Karen L said...

Just love this one Gillian - you are so talented. Always love coming here and seeing your work.

Megan said...

Very sweet and classy Gillian!

Megan xx

Kimberly White said...

She is beautiful! Kim

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Oh this is gorgeous and I will definitely have to give the chalk podge a go!!

Mel Goodsell said...

oh she is delightfully beautiful Gillian!! Another beautiful card, you are just so so clever with cards. Where do you keep these? Do you have a special box to keep them all in until they are needed?? Don;t forget I'd love to see some pics of where you scrap or of some of your stash :O)
Melx

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

This is very very pretty, love it!