Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Chalk it up

Happy Wednesday!  Time for a new challenge at the Funkie Junkie Boutique!  Laura is hosting the new challenge: Chalk it up and she describes it:

"September is normally when kids head back to school, it when the learning begins again....Create a project about learning, does not have to be a school themed project, learning is not just about books and school, sometimes it learning a new scrapbooking technique, or a cool fact and you must include chalk!  IE - chalk paint, chalk board, actual chalk...."

I have some pretty chalks and hardly ever use them. I decided to play with them and learn some new ways to try them out. 

The first card I stamped in archival ink.  I then used a combination of smearing the chalk inside the lines along with painting with water a bit of the chalk around the edges to add a depth of shadows.   

The chalks come with an applicator which I used to apply the background colors.  I then used a waterbrush to add the darker hues.  

I also added some shading with watercolor pencils on the leaves and some highlights with a white gel pen.  

On my next card I used the chalks to highlight the embossing on the leaves and background.

 I created the background with the texture paste and a stencil.  While it was still wet I spritzed it with distress stain spray.  After it dried I used chalk to rub over the surface in various areas to add a shadow and highlight the embossing. 

For the leaves I also spritzed with a mix of distress stain inks.  After they dried I used a dark chalk rubbed over the surface to accentuate the veins.  

Everything recieved a lovely layer of clear embossing powder to make them shine. 

Please come join the challenge!   The overall winner will be offered the chance to be a Guest Designer at a future date at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. There are also Top 3 Badges for three additional outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team. 

 Thanks for stopping by! 




  1. Wow! Love the leaves. They look super realistic 🍂

  2. Both cards are gorgeous! I love the soft coloring of the flowers, and you inspired me to get this set. Can't wait to use it more than my one try with the chalk. And your second card with those richly colored leaves is stunning and loaded with yummy texture! Always so inspired by your work, Suzz!


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