Monday, 15 April 2013

April 15th Home Decor Blog Hop

Welcome to our April Blog Hop featuring a Home Decor project of our choosing.

My Creations Bracket Frame
12"x12" Chalkboard Sheet
For Always Textiles
For Always  Paper Packet
ICE Stickles Glitter Glue in Gold (I believe Almond Glitz Glitter Gel will work)
Gold Embossing Powder
Large Brads from a previous season Gold Tone

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To create this Chalk Board I wanted to go black and then pop with accents. I used Gold Coloured brads that match the Gold embossing powder fairly closely.

The embossed birds on the bottom are made using an older CTMH stamp set.
I used the Gold Ice Stickles to outline all of the flowers from the birds up. Both the inner and outer edges of the frame were worked with CTMH black distressing ink to give the illusion of a black frame.
If you want to use this as a message board you can use regular chalk. I wanted a permanent message for my office door so I chose to used the CTMH chalk marker.

My Creations Bracket Frame Z1797
For Always Paper Packet X7165B
VersaMark Ink Pad Z891
Gold Embossing Powder Z668
Almond Glitz Glitter Gel Z1769
Chalk Marker Z1767
For Always Textiles Z1820
12"x12" Chalkboard Sheet Z1789

Contact your nearest Close To My Heart Consultant to order the products used to make this project.

Thanks for stopping by. Cheryl

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Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own projects using some of the designs and paper seen along the way. Join us again in May when we will be featuring some Canvas projects.


  1. I love the idea of a chalk board from the bracket frame, need to case this one. Thanks Cherly for sharing.

  2. What a great way to use the frame.

  3. So classy! I love the black with the gold.

  4. I've been planning to do a chalkboard with our bracket frame. Your's is just lovely!

  5. very detailed, im digging the colors

  6. Dramatic! Had not thought to use chalkboard paper in one... thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Very elegant Cheryl! Love the glitter and the use of the chalkboard paper. Miss you guys lots, say HI!! to everyone for me :-)

  8. Love the black and gold, very nice.

  9. Very elegant with all the black and gold!

  10. Love the layout! I have spiral staircases in my loft and they are amazing because they take up no room at all. You can get to the second floor without having to take up a whole lot of room.

  11. That is really a good idea, love the use of the frame in the black board.


Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. Cheryl