Monday, April 28, 2008

CHF Challenge Chicks Do Chalks

Whew! Now that's a tongue twister!

Pebbles Chalk was our challenge today which are on sale at Cornish Heritage through May 1st. Julia talks about the Chalks here.

It's been a while since I've used chalks and many samples went in the scrap pile! I settled on one, emboss resist.

Recently Kristine, one of the other designers, did a wonderful scene with this seagull and ocean scene...thanks Kristine for my chalky scene idea! Be sure to take a look at the all the ideas today Lesley Langdon -Kim Hughes-Lisa Silver -Kristine Reynolds -Lori Craig - Val Stangle -Julia Stainton

I stamped the seagull from Asela's Bird Sampler in Versamark, masked it and stamped the Ocean Scene in Versamark, then covered them with Glacier White EP and heated with my heat tool.

I started applying the chalks using the pompoms that come with the chalks and for tiny areas using a pointy cotton swab make-up applicator. The chalks will cover up your embossing and make it look icky! LOL...not to worry though!!

After finishing an area I'd take a tissue and rub off the chalks on the EP, smoothing them out on my paper. If an area needed to have more color, I simply applied more chalks and repeated the tissue process (PRO-cess for you Canadians...lol... little joke between us girls *wink*) I also used an eraser to take color off where I wanted some highlights or lighter color.

The beach just seemed like the perfect place to use this great new sentiment from Mona Lisa's new line coming in a few days!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day...maybe take a walk with a friend and do some talking and listening.

If you'd care to join along, Julia has a thread written here.

All Images Cornish Heritage Farms

Bird Sampler Ocean Scene Friend Centers

Cardstock: Georgia Pacific white Prism Birchtone lt, Mystic med

Ink: VersaMark Black Soot

Accessories/Tools: Pebbles Chalks Applicators Glacier White embossing powder Heat tool Distressing tool Dimensionals

5 comments :

Kristine Reynolds said...

OH WOW Dawn!!! This is just beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I have not used any type of chalk since art class in collage....might have to check these out! This looks cool!
Starla

Silvergirl said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love how the embossing looks with the chalk! Great idea!

lise

Kim Hughes said...

what a super cool look!! I am definitely trying that. thanks for the inspiration Dawn :)

-dlm. said...

Oh my! Your card is stunning! I love the look that you were able to achieve with chalk. Not only do I *have* to get the stamps that you used, but now I have to get the Pebbles chalks as well. ( My list of *must haves* is growing longer and longer! )