This is the first time I have used chalk pastels in recent years. I quite enjoyed it. They blend beautifully.
This piece was a half sheet measuring 5.5 inches T by 8.5 inches Wide. I did have to spray it with fixative to ensure the pastels did not rub off.
I made 2 cards with this background.
For the one on the right I cut the background to 4.00 x 5.25 inches and adhered it to a white card with double sided tape.
I then cut a tree with the Sizzix Pine Tree small from black card stock and adhered it to the pastel layer with quick dry adhesive.
On this card and chose to you the background in the other orientation which makes it an abstract.
I cut the greeting in black with the Memory Box Thanks thinlit which adhered to strip of vellum. This was then adhered to the background with black eyelets inserted with my Crop a Dile.
I added the exclamation point by hand cutting it and adhering it with quick dry adhesive.
These are going to my sisters!