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 29, 2012

Quilt Covered with Love

This is for the second week of the Chalk-Ah-Lot challenge -- direct to paper technique. Remember this challenge will wrap up on Saturday, February 4. Hope you are enjoying these chalk cards as much as the team has enjoyed making them. This chalk is AWESOME to work with!!! You really need to try it!!!!

                                           (here is the spot to go to enter the challenge)

I used a Darice Hearts embossing folder for the background of the quilt and embossed on MFP snow storm cs. The background is GKD Passionate Pink cs with some lace added on top. I was SO pleased with how well this actually went together to look like a quilt! At least I hope you can see it is a quilt?!?!

The white "quilt" was 5 inches x 4 inches so I measured out 1 inch squares to fit across and up and down. Then I made another frame with just 1 inch square cut out for easier job of chalking. I chose 5 different colors of chalk -- candy apple, jewel purple, rose, blush and pearl purple. Using a Fantastix coloring brush I applied the chalk directly to the paper without adding any medium to it. All I had to do was apply the chalk...blow off any "extra" and then wiped the whole thing off when finished. No additives are necessary to prevent smearing!!

Then I stitched it with a zig zag stitch on the machine to have that quilt look. Added a sentiment from Stamp N Plus Scrap N and added a bow and a heart brad. Put some lace behind the quilt to have it look like an edging and the card is now covered with love.

Hope you enjoy looking at it! AND be sure to give this chalk a try!


  1. Your card looks very effective. Love the colours x

    hugs sally x

  2. This sure does look like a quilt! Great job with the use of chalk!