Monday, November 25, 2013

Chalkboard inspired layout by Patty Folchert

One of my favorite trends right now is the chalkboard trend, so I wanted to share this fun layout using the Jillibean Soup chalkboard flags. The flags allowed me to make custom embellishments to coordinate with our Put In Bay photos.

Put-In-Bay, Ohio layout by Patty Folchert

I wanted a layout to allow for 9 wallet size photos with room for the flags as the title and two embellishments. To make the flags I used a white chalkboard thin tipped marker, they work great. First I drew the anchor flag and then I also hole punched and added some KI Memories red and black bakers twine in a bow. I drew the ship helm wheel and then added a red button for effect. The last flag I utilized to create the layouts title, which is in subway art style simply the location of where the photos were taken.  To create the layout base I used all Jillibean Soup papers, the bottom one is from the new Cold Avocado Soup collection- Half a Clove of Garlic. The next layer is simple black cardstock to further instill the chalkboard theme. The next mat layer was the back side of the Irish Farmhouse Bite Size Bits, a nice navy grid on white. I secretly love grid papers because they make lining everything up so much easier. I then added the red strip in the center; it is also from the Irish Farmhouse collection, Beef Stock. The last paper added is the diagonal navy striped strips and they are from Cold Avocado Soup-Pure Olive Oil. I added my photos and some journaling directly onto the paper under them. Here is a close up photo:

So are you ready to give the chalkboard trend a try? I will warn you it is addictive… but lots of fun!

All Chalked Up,

Supply List:
Bistro Chalkboard Marker
Jillibean Soup/Cold Avocado Soup-Pure Olive Oil & Half a Clove of Garlic; Irish Farmhouse-Bite Size Bits & Beef Stock
Jillibean Soup/Chalkboard Flags
Black Cardstock; Creative Memories/Journal Pen; Tombow Mono Adhesive Tape Runner, Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares

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