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i started this one with plain white cardstock, and then glued down the white floral die cut paper after i trimmed it to my liking. there are 2 separate scallop edge borders under the photo, which were also white to begin with. i chalked them a deep blue on the edges, and then green and very pale blue toward the center. i used blue and green colored pencils to color in the small areas of the floral cardstock, and then used blue/green chalks over them. i extended the chalking to the outer area of the flowers, applying it in a sweeping motion, keeping the lightest color to the outer areas. after the chalk had set overnight, i used a pearescent platinum colored ink and applied it all over the outer chalked areas with my fingers in the same motion as the chalks. Inks work very well with chalks, and there are multiple ways you can use them together, this method creates a luminous effect on the paper. the embellishments are sparkly foam butterflies, rhinestones (indvid. and flourishes) chipboard,flowers, brads, rub ons, also flourishes that i created using a doodle genie template and chalk.


  1. Beautiful layout! I have to admit that I have never liked a layout that uses the die cut paper like that, but after seeing your layout I have changed my mind. I really love your chalking. I think I may have to invest in some ;)

  2. What a pleasure it is to view your work Rachel!!! wonderful techniques and executed perfectly!! Beautiful work my friend!

  3. What a `beautiful` LO ..I love the colours ... the flowers are just divine:)~X~