Saturday, August 01, 2009

September CK

I received my September issue in the mail this week. I've only gotten through a small fraction of it and have already taken away a LOT of great ideas!

I'm always excited to get my CK in the mail, but I'm extra excited about this issue because I created the layout that is on the cover! It was such a fun layout to make and I'm so honored that CK published it. You can see it in greater detail along with two beautiful alternate cover options at the CK website by the super talented Kelly Purkey and Marnie Flores.

I wanted to share how I made the "chalkboard" that is at the bottom of the layout. I used a chipboard shape from the Fancy Pants Mixed Media Bracket Book. I cut the shape to size and painted it with black paint. I then used a chalk pencil to create the outline, star, "A+," and "2+2=4." You could even paint the shape with chalkboard paint which would allow you to actually use it as a chalkboard rather than just having it look like one.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy weekend!

9 comments:

Jen Gallacher said...

That is an AWESOME cover!! Way cool idea for the blackboard!

Cynthia B. said...

big CONGRATS on the cover - looks awesome!! (Thanks for the tip about the "chalkboard" - always have to get ideas for school pages for my kids' LOs.)

Diana said...

WTG!! This is SO awesome!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on making the cover! I love the chalkboard on your layout. You are so creative!
~Julia

Amy Peterman said...

Awesome girlie! I just got my issue and noticed that cool chalkboard look. LOVE it!

Beth said...

Amazing LO!!! Just got my issue today so I will make sure to check it out!

liana suwandi said...

Congratulations Cindy!!!

Heather M. said...

huge congrats!!!! i'm definitely going to have to pick one up now!

Laina Lamb said...

Congrats on the cover. I loved it! Did you know they have "chalkboard" vinyl sheets at the craft stores now? You can turn anything into a chalkboard.

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