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I have been papercrafting for over 10 years now. I love Stamping, Scrapbooking, Altered Items, and basically ALL Papercrafts. By day, I design packaging for pharmaceuticals. By night, I am a coach for Fun Stampers Journey and I love to stamp into the wee hours.

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Monday, February 23, 2009
Blog Hop - Butterfly Swirls

Thanks to Melisa for hosting another TAC/PaperWings Blog Hop.

This week we had to use the set Butterfly Swirls. I didn't have this set and Melisa helped me out with some images. I had her stamp these for me in black ink on white cardstock. When I got them I didn't really like the plainness of them and wanted them on colored cardstock. But how would that happen ... I didn't have the stamps.

There in lies the magic of chalks!!! You can color ANY image that is black and white and the background as well. So that is just what I did for this challenge.

Black and White Image

Colored Image - Chalks

Colored the image with my Basic Bright Chalk Kit. I used pinks and purples and then also highlighted parts of the butterfly with my Stardust Glitter pen.

Here is the finished card

I used the chalks along with a punched scallop circle. The other image was colored with chalks as well. Notice how I covered up the butterfly in the middle of the swirls? That is the beauty too of papercrafting ... just cover up items that you don't want to see with other images - BRILLIANT! I also used Lilly Anna patterned paper on this card as well as some lilac cardstock. Added a darker mauve grosgrain ribbon and viola!

Chalking is even great for black and white clip art that you print off on your computer. Try it today!

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  1. What a great idea. I love chalks! So fun!!! It is a wonderful transformation!

  2. i've got this set and love the way you've used it... thanks for the ideas....

  3. Chelsea this is sooo clever!! I kept trying to figure out how you got your swirls stamp mirrowed on both sides, duhhhhhh. I sent you the images. Then I realized you put the big butterfly over the smaller one. Great idea! I love the chalking as well!

  4. I like the chalking! Nice job on the card.

  5. great way to show off the chalks and beautiful card! great explanations for the design!

  6. Nice work on the chalks...it's something I always forget about.

  7. So pretty, and soft! I need to pull out my chalks more often!

  8. What a great card! love the bling that the stardust pen added to to the swirls in the butterfly! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Anonymous12:32 PM

    WOWZERS this is gorgeous! I always forget about my chalks! This is so awesome! I love seeing the before and after! The layout of the card is gorgeous! So springy- I want spring!



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