Sunday, January 29, 2012

Chalk-Ah-Lot Challenge #2

It's week two for the Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe challenge chalk DIRECT TO PAPER. You can buy the powdered chalk HERE and stamps can be bought HERE.

Here is an explanation of the chalks:
There are 4 types of chalks; powder, dust, metallic and florescent. All powder and dust colors contain an additive which helps to bind the chalk to paper.  A fixative is not required when using the powder and dust colors.  

The metallic and fluorescent colors do not contain the same additive as the powder and dust; therefore they do require a fixative be applied either over or under the metallic and florescent colors.

Powder:  These colors contain an additive which allows different shades to be created.  The degree of change depends on the amount of chalk and pressure applied.  Eight of the powder colors containan additive which creates special effects, including  exciting streaks of color throughout your design.  

Dust:  These are very subtle colors.  The effect you achieve is most like the pallet chalks but can be applied with much more ease.  Their texture allow for a versatility that pallet chalks do not.  

Fluorescent:  These colors are very bright brilliant colors.

Metallic:  These colors provide a rich dazzle and shine.  Stardust, our most popular metallic adds a special shimmer to any design.  It can be added to any area or used to cover your whole design and give luster to the entire piece of art.  

Stardust can also be used to create many metallic colors.  By mixing 1 part Stardust with 2 parts of any powder, dust or florescent color, you can create a rainbow of metallic colors. Stardust can also enhance any of your matte pigment inks by lightly applying Stardust over the stamped image with a cotton ball while the ink is still wet.   This will change any of your matte color pigment ink pads to a rich metallic color.  
Here is the card I made:

Using a cosmetic wedge, I put chalk on the background cardstock to turn the pink slightly red. The heart is a Spellbinders die. Patterned paper is by DCWV and the sentiment I cut out with my Cricut. I heat embossed the heart stamp using Versa Mark ink and Stampendous embossing powder. Red cardstock by Stampin Up. Thanks for looking.
Challenges:
http://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.com/-Embossing
http://thesecretcraftersaturdaychallenge.blogspot.com/-Use ribbon
http://disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.com/-Valentine's
http://thecraftypad.blogspot.com/-Valentine's/Love
http://papersundaes.blogspot.com/-Valentine's



12 comments:

  1. Great looking Valentine card!!! Nice effect with the red chalk!!!

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  2. Love your use of chalk! Cute card!

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  3. Cute Valentine!
    Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  4. What a cute valentines card thank you for joining us at SCSC this week
    Hugs
    Tamara

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  5. I love your card! Great use of the chalk!
    Thanks for linking up for the challenge at The Crafty Pad this week!
    Good Luck
    Hugs
    Dawn xxx

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  6. a gorgeous creation and lovely use of the ribbon, thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have candy if you are interested :)

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  7. Thanks for playing in our 'Embossing' Challenge #36, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
    ♥ Sandi
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

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  8. OMGosh this is one truly amazing creation, the image is adorable and coloured so beautifully its just perfect for our Ribbons challenge

    Thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge and we hope to see you next week,

    Good Luck with the challenge

    Hugs Bridget :0) x
    SCSC DT

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  9. this is lovely! Thank you so much for joining us in our Love and Valentine’s Challenge this week at Paper Sundaes! Good luck!

    ♥ Lisabee
    My Crafting Blog

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  10. This is so pretty! I love your coloring and all of your added touches. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
    Hugs
    Pattie ♥

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  11. Beautiful and lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi.

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  12. Great Valentine's card, thanks for joining us at Digi Designs Challenge! Shelly x

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