Monday, April 28, 2008

CHF Challenge #5 - Chalks

Hi everyone! I'm slowly recovering from a wonderful week of Backgrounder challenges at Cornish Heritage Farms. I had a blast! And I was inspired by all the wonderful ideas added to the gallery.

It's Monday again and the CHF team has another challenge. This week our challenge surrounds the use of chalks. I would hazard a guess that any stamper that's been around a bit has a set of these hanging out in their supplies. I've recently added a set of Pebbles Pearlescent chalks to my collection and love them. The soft colors and easy applicator make it perfect for a number of techniques. They are currently on sale at CHF, in case you'd like to add them to your stash of supplies. ;-)

Julia wrote a wonderful spotlight article on them in the forum: HERE.


I used VersaMark ink and dusted my images with multiple chalks. When I was finished with the card, I used a sponge and dusted the card with the silvery-white chalk so the whole project shimmers.

Check out these lovely ladies for more inspiration:
Dawn Lusk
Kim Hughes
Kristine Reynolds
Lesley Langdon
Lori Craig
Val Stangle

We'd love to see your challenge creations. We have a thread in the forum dedicated to our weekly challenges. And be sure to check out the Announcements thread for gallery participation.

Thanks for stopping by,

-Garden Friends (Asela's Collection) by CHF
-swirls and foliage from the Beautiful stamp set (The Rummage Bin) by CHF

-VersaMark watermark ink and Encore Ultimate Metallic Copper ink by Tsukineko

-Frosted and Intense Teal by Prism
-Neenah Solar White

-Pebbles, Inc. Pearlescent Chalks
-Nestabilities by Spellbinder
-Silver Bells Dew Drops by The Robin's Nest
-white velvet Ric rack by May Arts


  1. Lise, this is a great challenge card, so soft and beautiful!

  2. how pretty Lise!! so delicate and soft

  3. ohhhh, so soft and pretty it!!

  4. Spent all my online time last week on the Blitz - lol! So I'm behind with my blog hopping - glad to see all your Blitz projects here - they look great all together. This chalked card is beautiful, too - soft and pretty effect, love it!

  5. So beautiful! Love the soft multi-colored look of that butterfly!

  6. Absolutely LOVE your blog and will be stopping by again and again! Check mine out when you get a chance...