Sunday, January 12, 2014

Chalk Ah lot Animal

Today is a new challenge over at Chalk-Ah-Lot and I have a fun masculine birthday card that I made for my brothers birthday next Friday. Now let's see if I get it out to him on time. I'm famous for being a card maker and either not sending cards on special occasions or being late. Hopefully I can do better at this in 2014.

The Canadian Goose stamp, powdered chalk and paint are by Stamp N Plus.The black cardstock is by Recollections and DCWV and the white cs is by Neenah. The watercolor paper is by Strathmore. The woodgrain embossing folder is by Darice on a light gray cs. The banner die cut is by Stampin Up with a American Crafts birthday sticker and the circle die cut is by Spellbinders. 

I used chalk twice on my card. The first spot is on the strip of watercolor paper where I mixed Foggy powdered chalk with water and used the medium with bubble wrap to create the background. The second time I used chalk was on the main image, see below.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

I usually use the powdered chalk mixed with paint to paint in my images. It's fun to mix the powdered chalk with paint but I always seem to have left overs and hate to waste it. Therefore when I'm finished with a color I take the remains and paint it onto white cardstock like you see below. Then I simply stamp over the powdered chalk with my Hero Arts black ink and have a fun image to add to my next card. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Challenges: Use chalk Something new {goose stamp} Anything goes {Bubble wrap} Anything goes Anything goes Anything goes Anything goes Anything goes goes Anything goes Celebrations Anything goes Something new {Goose Stamp} Let's Celebrate Time to celebrate Something new {goose stamp} Manly


  1. Simple yet elegant card, Cindy. Love your inventive use of chalk, that border strip is particularly effective. So clever.
    Thank you for joining us at the MilkCoffee Challenge. Jane xx

  2. Gorgeous. Love the monochromatic colouring. Great use of chalk too.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  3. Hi, Cindy: adorable image and colors. Thanks for entering our Challenge #52 – “Anything Goes”

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  4. Very nice monochromatic card the layout too!

    Thanks so much for playing along with our Anything Goes Challenge @ Simply Create Too & hope to see you back again next time!!!

  5. Good tips, thanks for sharing. Very lovely masculine card. Thanks for joining the fun at Simply Create Too!

  6. This is really lovely Cindy! Love the embossing! with DT cap on: Thanks for playing along with the current CraftyHands challenge. Sammy-x

  7. What a lovely card you have made. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this fortnight of “anything goes” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

  8. What a great card for your brother in law, love your design..Thank you for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers and hoping you would like to join us again soon. Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x

  9. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for the Sweet Pea Stampers 'anything goes' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  10. This is such a lovely card! Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Di's Digi Stamps! Hugs, Karen

  11. Beautiful!

    Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challengeblog!

    Andrea :-)

  12. Beautiful Monocromatic Card.
    Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.
    Hugs Elfie

  13. This is gorgeous Cindy I like the design and the colours, Thanks for playing along with us at Gem of a challenge and Good Luck.
    Kevin xx

  14. thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow with your lovely card

  15. That really is a wonderful masculine card! Love that image!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Wags ‘n whiskers. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky

  16. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls this time. Good Luck! hugs Angelie

  17. Gorgeous creation - love that background strip.

    Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Girls Challenge.

    Helen x

  18. love this card and the effect you have created. Thanks for joining us at Stamping with the Dragon. Hugs Tina (DT) xx

  19. Lovely card, great how you used the chalk! Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this time, hope to see you again!
    hugs Jo x


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