Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The Chalkboard Trend

The chalkboard look has become a popular trend. The September Scraptastic kit, Everybody Talks, includes many of these chalkboard inspired pieces and I used several on a recent beach layout. Yep, chalkboard isn't just for school anymore!


I love the contrast of the black chalkboard with bright blue and green colors. A smattering of gold mist and gold-toned die-cut elements add a little shine to the page.
 
 
Turquoise cardstock flowers were created with Susan Stringfellow's Hibiscus Cut File. Curling the petals and popping up their centers gave a nice bit of dimension to the paper flowers, which also mimic the tropical design on my son's swim suit.

Don't you love that hashtag flair!? It's colors are gorgeous!

Chalkboard is such a fun trend, and combining it with vivid colors worked out nicely. I will definitely be trying this again.

10 comments:

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

The chalkboard elements are perfect here, Madeline! Love the aqua accents on this fabulous page!

Dictionary said...

This page is wonderful, those chalkboard elements with that aqua color are a perfect mix.

Tanya Ham said...

Love your contrast to the chalkboard! I'm still not sure how to use some stickers I have - this is awesome! :)

Ange said...

This is fantastic! So many interesting details!!

lil gik said...

Beautiful layout, such a great contrast between the elements!

Izzy Anderson said...

Oooooh, really love the chalkboard here. You're right. They're a perfect balance against the more vibrant colors. Gorgeous layout.

Susan Stringfellow said...

love it, Madeline! Just a striking page and the flowers are perfect with these colors

Tracey said...

Wow love this page, the colours the chaldboard, everything!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Really cute page!
I love the chalkboard trend :)

Isbaha said...

Such a beautiful layout ! Love your blog.