So very nice of you to stop by! What a fun and challenging hobby to have!

May you always have work for your hands to do.
May your pockets hold always a coin or two.
May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.
May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
- Irish Blessing

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Anything Goes Challenge #1 Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe

This is for the first Challenge of Chalk-Ah-Lot  & Stamp N Plus Scrap N! WHAT fun this is going to be! IF you have never used powdered chalk...YOU MUST try this!!! IT IS wonderful!!!!! It works like a charm, mixes so well with most any medium you choose and NO mess!!! You can also use it as direct on paper and the chalk stick does NOT break because it isn't a stick!!!! It is simply powdered chalk in a container! The colors are wonderful AND lots to choose from! Stamp N Plus Scrap N also has wonderful stamps...lots of choices and the rubber is high quality and stamps VERY nicely! Go check out their website and you will be delighted!!! Plus there is FREE shipping for the month of January!
                    Check it out here!

This first Challenge starts today January 8 and runs for 2 weeks until Saturday afternoon, January 21, 2012. The first theme is ANYTHING GOES! There is a winner prize of 4 chalks!!! WELL worth making a card for! Once you try this chalk...you will LOVE it!!!! (Here is the website to enter your challenge on!)

Well I had a request to make a set of sympathy cards to give to a friend for Christmas and this was a perfect medium to use. So I did.....

I started out with key Lime cs from GKD and Cosmo Cricket dp. I used Faber-Castel glaze and Chalk-Ah-Lot....all I did was squirt some of the glaze onto the acrylic block and then got my brush tip wet and dipped it into the powdered chalk and added it to the glaze and stirred and mixed. Just kept mixing until it was smooth and to the color I wanted.
This is the front

I used the Stamp N Plus Scrap N stamp of the birdhouse and then painted/chalked the mixture onto the birdhouse. It gave a nice weathered look to the birdhouse. Did the same with the flowers and butterfly. Then added some Sakura glitter pens to finish it off.

Did a direct application of chalk onto to the bottom for grass and the top for sky.

Added a little ribbon, some bling and a  sentiment.

The inside was a computer generated sentiment and again direct chalk applied to soften the background. The flowers were with the glaze mixture and some Sakura glitter pens and direct application of chalk.

The shapes were cut out with Spellbinders Big scalloped ovals large and Curved rectangles. The images were stamped with Bamboo leaves Memento.

Added a little bling and sympathy card was done!

I really hope you will try this challenge and IF you are lucky enough to be the winner, it is a GREAT way to try some of these products! IT really is a fun medium to use and believe me...I still love my Copics and Pearl Pens, etc....but it is something new and different and such fun to work with because you can try so many different things with it!!!

                   Rules for our challenges

With the exception of the first two challenges the rules are:  
You MUST use our Stamps and OUR Chalks!

Challenge Rules

To be eligible for our Bi-Weekly Challenge prize.   Challenges always start on a Sunday and
end thirteen days later on Saturday 2 pm Central time.

1) Become a follower of the Chalk-Ah-Lot Challenge blog.

2) All entries must be linked to the actual blog post and not to your blog.
3) Only entries posted during the current challenge are eligible

4) Entry must have a link back to the  Chalk-Ah-Lot Challenge blog. 
If your do not follow the rules you will not be eligible to win and your link will  be removed.
Sorry! =(


There will be 1 bi-weekly winner.   First prize is 4 chalks!
There will be 2 Chalk Board winners.  Bragging rights and a blog badge!

                                    Here is the website to order from....

 There are 4 types of chalks; powder, dust, metallic and florescent.

  All power and dust colors contain an additive which helps to bind the chalk to paper. A fixative is not required when using the powder and dust colors. 
  The metallic and fluorescent colors do not contain the same additive as the powder and dust; therefore they do require a fixative be applied either over or under the metallic and florescent colors.
  Powder: These colors contain an additive which allows different shades to be created. The degree of change depends on the amount of chalk and pressure applied. Eight of the powder colors contain an additive which creates special effects, including exciting streaks of color throughout your design. 
  Dust: These are very subtle colors. The effect you achieve is most like the pallet chalks but can be applied with much more ease. Their texture allow for a versatility that pallet chalks do not. 
  Fluorescent: These colors are very bright brilliant colors.
  Metallic: These colors provide a rich dazzle and shine. Stardust, our most popular metallic adds a special shimmer to any design. It can be added to any area or used to cover your whole design and give luster to the entire piece of art. 
  Stardust can also be used to create many metallic colors. By mixing 1 part Stardust with 2 parts of any powder, dust or florescent color, you can create a rainbow of metallic colors. Stardust can also enhance any of your matte pigment inks by lightly applying Stardust over the stamped image with a cotton ball while the ink is still wet. This will change any of your matte color pigment ink pads to a rich metallic color.  This is one of the most versatile ones!

Here is a list of the colors of chalk...Be sure to check out the website for prices and packaging. You can get them individually or by sets. Remember FREE shipping in January!
mustard                                         lime
 barely there

cotton candy



mistic blue

     While supplies last.... 

    For a limited time ..... 
cool green
mossy green
blue bell
jules blue
pearl purple
jewel purple

Thanks for joining us at Chalk-Ah-Lot  Challenges !
DT Coordinator/Leader


  1. Love the card you made. I am so excited! Woohoo here we go!

  2. Very cute card Barbara!
    Hope you are having a great start fornthe new year!

  3. gorgeous, you always make the inside as pretty as the out, great job!!!