Sunday, September 28, 2014

Chalk Ah Lot Challenge 66

The winner challenge #65 is 

Please email me Cindy at grohcm (at) gmail.com with your mailing address.

Our new challenge (#66) is:

A Holiday with chalk

It doesn't matter which holiday you choose or if you use it in the sense of taking a holiday/vacation.

We are sponsored by the wonderful:




The prize stencil is :


Finally got my card photographed and uploaded. I applied white embossing paste onto the Large Poinsettia stencil and let it dry completely. The next day I used my first used an old makeup brush to apply Stamp N Plus Silver {Glitzy} powdered chalk to the center of the flower. It was at that point I realized that there was still some blush on the brush. {Ugh-Are you kidding me?} So I applied Stardust powdered chalk to the whole poinsettia with my finger to maybe cover up the blush {yea right} and to give it some major sparkle. Then I took my Zig glue pen and applied glue to the inside of the flower followed by sprinkling white glitter over top. After shaking off the excess glitter, I was really happy with how it looked and applied a little bit more. 

Check out my BLOG for more on my card. 



Supplies:



Thanks for looking

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Challenge 65

The winner to challenge #65 is

Gail I have your address and will get your package out to you.

The new chalk challenge #66 is 

Leaves with chalk

Our winner will receive this stamp by {and some goodies from me as well}



Friends and Underwear Rubber Stamp

Here is my card for this week.


I used a The Paper Studio embossing folder and lightly applied DandyTeddy BearGinger, and Brick Powdered Chalk by Stamp N Plus to the debossed side of the front panel.

If you would like to read more about my card, please visit my blog at

Cre8ivecindy.blogspot.com

Thank you

Monday, September 1, 2014

August's Winner

The winner of the August challenge is 


Congrats on your win. 

Please email me Cindy at grohcm at gmail dot com with your mailing address.

Next post down for Challenge #64.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Challenge 64

I'm gone for the weekend and wanted to give people the remaining time to link up their projects. I will return on Tuesday and post the winner then. Sorry for the delay. {No wifi up north.}

This week at Chalk Ah Lot our challenge is

2 or more die cuts with chalk. 

The challenge will run for its normal two weeks and the limit is 3 projects per person. 

My card features 4+ die cuts; black behind strawberry, red behind strawberry, green, and the sentiment is layered die cuts by Cricut. 

I used a strawberry stamp by Stamp N Plus to make my focal image. I used powdered chalk mixed with paint also by Stamp N Plus as my ink to stamp the strawberry. I show how to do this in a Tutorial.

 Thanks for looking.



Sunday, August 24, 2014

Chalk Ah Lot Week 4

Hey gang! I'm back for week 4, our final week, of our August Anything goes with chalk challenge. If you would like to link up a chalk project please click 


For my card today I used Stamp N Plus powdered chalk with a regular paint brush and water. The sunflower image is a metal stencil that I covered with white embossing paste. Then I colored in the paste with powdered chalk and a little bit of water. I used the powdered chalk colors Teddy Bear {Brown} for the center, Dandy {Yellow} for the petals, and Lime {Green} for the leaves. 


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Week 3 August Anything goes with Chalk

Welcome back to our challenge.
The August Anything goes challenge is in full swing and you can link up your projects

HERE

For my card today I mixed some Stamp N Plus powdered chalk with paint to create a resist on the stamped chevron pattern. I used the powdered chalk colors Flesh for the top and Sunshine on the bottom. If you would like to read more about my card please see 

blog post. Thanks so much for stopping by and we will see you again next week.


Sunday, August 10, 2014

Chalk Ah Lot #63 Continues...

We are on our way with challenge #63 which

Anything goes with chalk

It's a month long challenge ending on Saturday, August 30th at noon EST

Click 

HERE 

to link up your chalk project

For my card today I combined powdered chalk with paint and used the mixture to paint in this stamped image. You can find powdered chalk HERE and the paint I used HERE. Once I mix the two together I use a paint brush to apply it to my image. I used watercolor paper for this card but have decided it's not necessary for this technique. The mixture doesn't really get wet enough to use the paper as it was intended. 


 Thanks for looking.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Challenge #63

Thank you to everyone that joined in our last challenge. The winner is pick by Random.org is

Please email me-I think you know my email:)

So our new challenge is going to be 

Anything goes with chalk

Month long challenge-I will close this August challenge at Noon EST on Saturday, August 30 and start Challenge 64 on Aug 31st. At that time we will go back to fortnightly challenges.

For the month of August please limit your links to 5 entries 

This challenge will be sponsored by me and this month I have 

THIS stamp set up for grabs.


I made my card using paint mixed with Stamp N Plus Stardust chalk and also their paint. Stunning look with this combination. Take a look.


I applied the mixture to a piece of thin patterned paper. Not much of a pattern but thin paper 


As you can see the mixture makes the paper distort until....


I run it through the Cuttlebug with an embossing folder. Isn't that a gorgeous looking background. **I don't even want to put things on it. 

 

I finished the card off with minimal pieces to keep the person holding the card looking at the sparkle in the background. Please check out my BLOG for more photos, links, and directions on my card.



Monday, July 28, 2014

Challenge 62 Last week

This is the last week for our July challenge

Anything goes with chalk

Sponsored by



Link up 


For my card this week I used the digi image Anime Hockey by Kenny K. I dry embossed the background patterned paper then applied red powdered chalk by Stamp N Plus with a cosmetic wedge. This chalk won't rub away and does not need to be sprayed for it to stay on the card. 


Check out more about my card on my BLOG
Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Challenge 62 Continues...

Welcome to week 3 of the Chalk Ah Lot challenge of

Anything goes with chalk

Link up your chalk creation

HERE

 Sponsored by Kenny K


You can find their shop


I am using the Jasmine digi for my card. My chalk is in the background. I had some left over powdered chalk mixed with paint by Stamp N Plus from another project and decided to try it on the embossing folder. I took a paint brush and applied the mixture to one side of the folder then ran it through my Cuttlebug. Once it was out of the folder I sprayed it with a little water mixed with Perfect Pearls and let it dry. I used watercolor paper by Stratmore which I think gives good results.


For more info on my card please visit my blog:

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Challenge 62 Continues on...

WOW! You ladies are on it this month! We've already got 15 links to the July challenge. You have no idea how happy that makes me. Thank you:)

So as you know July's challenge is: 

Anything goes with chalk

and you can link up

Our fabulous sponsor this month is 


You can find all Kenny K Downloads 


Please show our sponsor some love because if you use a Kenny K stamp/image (Not just a sentiment) you can enter twice. This twice will only count as one entry out of the five you can link up for the month. When you go to link up your chalk project do the first one to your blog post and the second one to your blog. If you have more than one entry using a Kenny K image then you will need to email your card to me at grohcm at gmail dot com and I will hook you up:) If you have any questions you can direct them to my email as well and I will do my best to answer you.

So I have a little chalk demo today using Stardust powdered chalk by Stamp N Plus. Love this stuff. I combined it with paint and applied it over a stencil. Check it out.

I masked off my patterned paper with painters tape. Plus secured it to my craft mat.


I taped this Tim Holtz stencil to the mat and over the cardstock.


I scooped out some Stardust powdered chalk and placed it in my tray.


This is how much paint I used to mix in with the powdered chalk.


Here's what it looks like after it is mixed.


I used my Tim Holtz ink blender with a new sponge to dab and apply the mixture. The stencil is taped down really well and therefore I could make little circles with the applicator when applying.


All finished. Check out the shine.


Another view of the shine, kind of sparkly.


Here it is after I removed the tape. Painters tape works well because it doesn't rip your paper if you remove slowly and carefully. 


Then here's my card using the Kenny K image "Happy Hour".


Here it is a little bit closer. 


Hope you liked the demo and thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Chalk-Ah-Lot Challenge #62

Welcome to month 2, how is that even possible, of summer month long challenges. Thanks to the Sassy Studio Designs for sponsoring Junes challenge. Chalk-Ah-Lot loves your images and appreciates the sponsorship.

The winner for last month by Random.org is 
#11

Please email me, Cindy, grohcm at gmail dot com with your four choices of Sassy Studio Designs images.

So this month we are sponsored by my favorite digi company not only for their images but for their kindness. They have always been so supportive and encouraging to me and for quite some time now. I'm so excited to show you the chalk creations I've made with their images. 

Our July sponsor is Kenny K!!


Here's a little something about KennyK!

Digi and clear stamps from KennyK are a fun and edgy way to add the perfect dose of attitude and style to all of your creations! KennyK is a NYC-born professional illustrator who's signature style can be seen throughout his various collections of sexy pinup babes, sweet 'n sassy girls, cool rockin' dudes, kid’s stuff, retro characters and more at KennyKDownloads.com.

Our theme for July is

Anything goes with chalk

**I wanted to add that if you use any of the sponsors images (not just sentiments) you should enter twice. The first time link up with your blog post and the second time just to your blog. This will only be considered 1 entry. Questions? Leave me a comment or shoot me an email. (see above)** 

My card features Jasmine  from the Kenny K line. My chalk is actually the background of dots you see to our left. It is a Crafters Worshop stencil (size 6x6) that I used a Q-Tip and powdered chalk by Stamp N Plus to create. I love using stencils with the powdered chalk but really any chalk would work well.



So that's all for now. You may see another project with Kenny K and chalk on Sunday so as you link up take a look and tell me what you think.

My card is sitting right next to me but my camera is up north already waiting for me to join it and all my other crafty supplies at our cottage. I didn't put together that yesterday was the first of the month and I needed to post on here. I've been posting on Sundays for two years on the Chalk Ah Lot blog. So this month long challenge thing is throwing me off my game a little. I'm going to try and work some magic with my Ipad but it is nasty outside right now so I may not get my card up tonight. But that shouldn't stop you from linking up.

I look forward to seeing your creations. 

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Chalk Ah Lot Week 4

So I missed Week 3 due to a large project that took up a ton of my time but I have a great card to share today. First off, you can link up your Anything goes with Chalk projects 


We are sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs for the entire month of June. You can link up to 5 projects total for the month with your chance to win digital images from our sponsor:
You can visit the Sassy Studio Designs store HERE and for more inspiration visit their blog HERE. Thank you Sassy Studio Designs for the awesome sponsorship. I've had a ton of fun playing with their images.

For my card I used Polka Dot Bikini Sassy which I colored in with Copic markers. I used a Tim Holtz stencil with yellow powdered chalk on the sun rays at the top. The powdered chalk is the color Dandy by Stamp N Plus

If you would like to see close up photos and read more about my card please check out my blog-but give me 10 minutes to get over there and post, Lol- at Cre8ivecindy


Thanks so much for stopping by and I look forward to viewing your chalk projects. According to the linky tool you have 8 days to link up your projects. 

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Anything goes with chalk week 2

Welcome to Week 2 of 
Anything goes with chalk

Click HERE to link up your chalk project for the June challenge

Our sponsor is Sassy Studio Designs. You'll want to stop by their store because they are discontinuing some images. They are only available until June 13th, which is right around the corner. The also just had a new release that you'll want to check out. Both things that I just mentioned can be found on the home page of the store. Click HERE to see more.

The image I used is Lager Pin-Up Sassy {She is near the bottom of the page}and is layered onto a Paper Accents chipboard shape that I covered with Gem powdered chalk mixed with paint. Both of those products are by Stamp N Plus. The background cardstock is by Stampin Up. It is greyish with flecks throughout. I used a Tim Holtz stencil with Lime powdered chalk mixed with paint and used a stipple brush to apply the mixture. I love that it dries so quickly. By the time I cleaned the stencil and my brush the paper was ready to be worked on. 

So I hope you will join us for this months challenge. If you would like to see more of my card such as close ups and other directions/products that I used then please stop by my blog.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Welcome back! Chalk Ah Lot #61

Welcome back to Chalk-Ah-Lot where our projects must have chalk on them. I have a few new sponsors and changes for the summer months' challenges.

Chalk Ah Lot is moving to a
**Month long challenge for the summer**
Challenge will begin on the 1st and end at noon the last day of the month (EST). 

Winner will be announced on the 1st on the month.

Theme: ANYTHING GOES WITH CHALK

You can enter up to five chalk projects during the month

Our first sponsor is the ever so fun Sassy Studio Designs.


Check out their BLOG for some amazing inspiration
Check out their STORE to buy your own sassy images
{They had a new release yesterday, just sayin'}

**If you use one of our sponsors image, you will be entered twice**

My card today uses the Elsa image from their April release. {I LOVE these Frozen inspired images because that is my favorite movie right now.} I colored her in with Copics and then I mixed Stardust powdered chalk with paint, both by Stamp N Plus, to color in her cape. I love the way it turned out. I also painted the embossed area on the card base with the same mixture. Check out my blog for close up photos.


I can't wait to see what you create this month:)

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Chalk Ah Lot

Our winner for Challenge #60 is 

Please email me Cindy at grohcm at gmail dot com to claim your prize.

We're going to take a break and be back with some new stuff and sponsors starting June 1st, 2014.

I hope you will join me then.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Challenge #60

Welcome back to Chalk Ah Lot. Thank you to everyone that joined in our last challenge and our winner for challenge #59 is 

Please email me Cindy to claim your prize at grohcmat gmail dot com. I know Dorothy won last time but in I've always used Random.Org to pick the winner and think it would be unfair to stray from that policy. 

Our new chalk challenge (#60) is in honor of Tuesday's Earth Day. 

Re-purpose or use a recycled item not used for crafting in your craft project with chalk

For my project I re-purposed/recycled the clear CD's that come in the multi pack of CD's that my department orders to burn a patient's images.


I used red powdered chalk by Stamp N Plus on the heart in I heart USA. As you can see the base of each pennant is a clear CD. I layered on top of each one a red circle that I got for a deal at a SB-ink show years ago. The ribbon in the middle of each red circle is real live vintage from the hubby's grandmother's collection. 


To see more photos of my banner check out my blog at


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Challenge #59 Continues...

Here for another inspiration chalk card for our Easter with chalk challenge {#59}. You can link up 


 I stamped these eggs on some different cardstock and sprayed them with Stardust powdered chalk mixed with water. It gives a Perfect Pearls look to whatever you you spray it on. The egg stamps and powdered chalk are by Stamp N Plus.

Stop by my blog for more on my card. Thanks for looking.


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Challenge 59

What a great turn out we had for our last challenge. Thank you to everyone that came out and joined us however there can only be one winner. That winner of Challenge 58 is

#16 Dorothy S
Email me, Cindy, at grohcm at gmail dot com to claim your prize.

Our challenge #59 starts this morning and the theme is

Easter with chalk
Please be sure to to mention where you used chalk in your blog post. TY

I made a bunch of cards yesterday with stamps and powdered chalk from our sponsor

Stamp N Plus 


Today's card features Easter egg stamps that I stamped on watercolor paper and colored them in with distress markers. I applied Stardust powdered chalk onto the eggs and the sentiment blessings. 

Stop by my blog to see some close up pictures.


Sunday, March 23, 2014

Challenge #58 Anything Goes w Chalk

Our winner to challenge #57 (Stencil(s) with chalk) is

Congratulations! Email me Cindy your home address at grohcm at gmail dot com before the next challenge is posted 4/6/14.


Our new challenge #58 is 

Anything goes with Chalk

Please help me spread the word about this challenge (by keeping our number of contestants in the double digits) so we can continue to keep this challenge going with our wonderful sponsor Stamp N Plus. Our sponsor provides a prize of two powdered chalks for US and Canadian residents and two stamps to our international chalk friends. We've found that the powdered chalk doesn't always make it through customs and have to change our international prize policy to stop wasteful attempts and delays. I hope you will understand.
I did a test and had the owner send overseas twice and the packages never arrived. So I sent a prize package to the same address with some papers pads, stencils, ribbon and card bases and the winner received the package in like record time. I guess I can see why customs might question the powdery substance but we haven't had the problem before this last Christmas season. The whole thing is kind of odd.

Anyway, for my card today I feel like I've done this one a hundred times but I so love the way it turns out so I keep going back to it. I mixed DandySunshine  and Lime powdered chalk separately with paint also by Stamp N Plus and using a paint brush I paint the colors onto the dry embossing. I do this on to white cardstock and then for this one I cut around the flowers and backed it with sky blue paper. The ribbon is from my stash, the sentiment is a dry embossing folder by Cuttlebug and the brad is by Making Memories. 


For my next card I tried something a little bit different. The sentiment die cut is a Cricut die cut from the Storybook cartridge and I covered it with Versa Mark ink. Then I poured Glitzy powdered chalk on top of it and there I had a glittery sentiment. The one thing I didn't care for was the color of the die cut. My Cricut is fussy and will cut when she wants not when I want. After many attempts to re-cut this die cut at this small of a size but in white and not a cream I gave up out of pure frustration. So I think this would be a great technique to try again some time when I have multiple dies at my disposal. Lol.

The castle stamp is also sold by Stamp N Plus and can be found HERE


Now get busy on those chalk creations and link up below. 
Best Wishes