Today on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog, we’re continuing our weekly featured artist spotlight whereby each week we spotlight a different artist/designer in the paper crafting & mixed media world and introduce you to their fabulous work.

Today we’re thrilled to welcome – Virginia Lu

Before we show you Virginia’s fabulous projects, let’s get to know her a little bit more…

530VirginiaLubioHello, I am Virginia Lu living in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. I am an avid stamper, cardmaker/scrapbooker. I’m blessed with two wonderful children and a loving and supportive husband. In my blog (Yes, Virginia...) I share my love of card creations, scrapbooking, food and traveling.

I have been active in on line stamping community since 2008 and I love every minute of it.  I have been fortunate to have a few cards published by Paper Crafts, Cards, Papercraft Inspirations(UK) in the last two years.
I am currently on three design teams: The CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, Runway Inspired Challenge and SRM Sticker.

Card Projects

Today I am going to share three cards with chalkboard  effect. It is trendy and fun. They are really easy to create.

Card #1—Hooray

Paper: Neenah (white), Bazzill Basics  (black)
Stamps: Howl Are you, Wood  Background, It’s All Good by Hero Arts
Inks: Raspberry Jam Mid Tone Shadow  Ink by Hero Arts, Color Box Pigment Ink (white), Versamark (Tsukineko)
Embossing Powder:  Stampendous Embossing Powder (white,  detailed), Green embossing Powder (Zing)
Accessories: 3 D Pop Dots by EK  Success, gems by Hero Arts


Card  #2—Everything will be OK

Paper: white, Kraft (Recollections),  Green (Bazzill Basics)
Stamps: Sundrifter- Frames and  Feathers by Hero Arts
Inks: Versamark (Tsukineko), Color  Box Pigment Ink (white)
Embossing Powder: Stampendous  Embossing Powder (white, detailed), (pink and blue) Embossing Powder (Zing) by American Crafts
Accessories: 3 D Pop Dots by EK  Success, gems by Hero Arts


Card #3—A Sweet  Note

Paper: Neenah (white), Bazzill Basics  (green)
Pattern paper: Lucille by Basic Grey
Stamps: Stirring in Lots of Love by  Lil Inkers Designs
Inks: Versamark (Tsukineko), Color  Box Pigment Ink (white), Punch Mid Tone Shadow Ink by Hero Arts
Embossing Powder: Stampendous  Embossing Powder (white, detailed)
Accessories:  Jute from American Crafts, heart pearl  (Hero Arts)
Tool: small hole punch  (Staples)

I hope that my 3 cards inspire you to try  out the chalkboard effect. You can incorporate this technique and make teacher’s  gifts, tags, framed art and any projects.  Big thanks to Paper Crafter’s  Library for this guest feature.

We hope you have enjoyed today’s projects courtesy of Virginia Lu.  Also, be sure to stop by Virginia’s Blog to see even more of her beautiful work (and let her know we sent you).


22 replies on “Featured Artist/Designer: Virginia Lu”

  1. Love Virginia’s work and creativity! These chalkboard cards are all fabulous and so unique! Congrats on being featured Virginia!

  2. Loving the chalkboard cards! Virginia’s did a great job with this technique. I especially like the green chalkboards.

  3. Virginia. Love all of the cards! I’m going to try the chalkboard technique; hope mine look as nice as yours.

  4. Virginia’s creations are always inspiring and I look forward to seeing them!
    Love how she used clean and simple elements with her sentiments on each of her cards today…so fun, and perfect for the chalkboard effect!

    1. Thanks SO much, Barb! I really appreciate that you took the time to comment!

  5. Virginia is such a FUN and awesome designer! Love her chalkboard cards here, especially the owl. So smart to have him in the tree with the chalkboard night sky in the middle, the three gem stars, and the chalk (which makes for the perfect clouds)!

    1. You are SO sharp and observant, Kelly! I always enjoy reading your little “analysis” 🙂

  6. I can almost smell the chalk from here! 😉 What memories this chalkboard technique elicits. Thanks for featuring another great paper artist. I visited Virginia’s blog but, for some unknown reason with SOME Blogger blogs I get an error code and am unable to comment. I hope Virginia will be checking back over here and see that I enjoyed her work and blog a whole lot, even though I couldn’t comment there.

    1. Thanks SO much for the lovely feedback, Lucy! I will look into the comment setting for my blog and I hope that will solve the comment problem that you had experienced. You’ve made my day 🙂

  7. I am absolutely honored to be featured here! Thank you, Paper Crafter’s Library! Please keep your inspiring posts coming!

  8. I am always inspired by Virginia’s work and have been for a long time. I have not yet tried the chalkboard technique, but I will now! I LOVE chalkboards and even have a Pinterest board just for them! LOVING the green card with the sweet baking girl!!

  9. Love this technique. Your work is really unique. Love seeing new takes on an idea.

  10. Very cool chalkboard effects. I especially enjoyed card #2, although all three cards are cool.

  11. Your cards are charming – I especially love that you added the red twine tie on the chalkboard square, and adored your use of the pearl heart.

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