Monday, May 26, 2008

CHF Challenge #9 - Altered Project

It's Monday!!! At least it's a holiday today. I have a ton I want to do. I hope you are enjoying your day.

Before I share about my project for today, I wanted to thank all service men and women, active or retired, for their dedication to serve and protect. What you do matters and for that, I thank you.

It's a fun challenge today... altered projects!

Practice Board:

I created this project using a new stamp line at Cornish Heritage Farms called Scrapblocks. I'm really excited about this release. Lisa Strahl is the mastermind behind these stamps, so I invite you to head to her blog to read more about the reasoning and versatility. They are larger than standard backgrounders so they are ideal for altered projects, scrapbooking and square cards!!!

I wanted to make something altered that my son could use. He has great handwriting and loves to practice... using every bit of computer printer paper in the house. LOL!!! This is the perfect solution. And it has the writing paper like he has at school! Perfect!

One thing to note, I used Vintage Photo ink to "stain" the wooden frame around the chalkboard. I used Cotton White Stazon to stamp the lines (and alphabet) and metallic paints to stamp the other images. I found that the paint likes to squidge off the sides, so I went back in after the image dried a bit to give a bit more paint. Q-tips are so helpful in adding paint to the stamps and toothpicks work wonders to remove paint in areas you don't want it or to add small areas of detail, like the doorknob.
Please check out these fine ladies at CHF who have created altered projects for the challenge!
Thanks for looking,
-Writing Paper Scrapblocks by CHF
-Making the Grade and Quirky Alphabet (the Kim Hughes Collection) by CHF

-Stazon Cotton White
-Vintage Photo Distress ink (I used the ink blending tool to "stain" the wood frame.)

-Chalkboard from Michael's craft store
-Acrylic metallic paints (Red, Yellow/gold, and Green)
-Sable brush, Q-tips and toothpicks


  1. how fun can this be!! great project Lise!

  2. Adorable! I picked up a chalk board just like this last week....LOL! Love your apples...

  3. So cute Lisa! I just love this idea! I may have to make one for my little guy too!

  4. Ummmm, are you a clever chica or WHAT?!?!? Amazing. Just amazing.

  5. What a cute project! Bet your son will love his new practise platform!

  6. What a great idea!! And SO cute! I think my kids need one of these! (Of course, I'd have to make two or they'd fight about it.)

  7. Cute, cute, cute! Love how your brain works Lise! Love all those apples and that writing scrapblock is PERFECT for this!

  8. you are killing me Lis...this project is brilliant...what a wonderful gift this would make for a child learning to write. :)

  9. I so badly want to play with that chalkboard to practice my handwriting!
    So fun!

  10. This is perfect, Lisa! Love the writing lines!!!

  11. Super cute project!! I love how you 'stained' the wood frame. And thanks for the tips with the paint too. ;)