Sunday, October 21, 2012

Use up your stash blog hop- Chalk it up!

If you are joining us for the "Use Your Stash Blog Hop" you are right on track. WELCOME! You should be coming from Joy's Blog.

There are 5 participants this month. If you get lost along the way you can see the entire list of hoppers on Rachel's Blog. Let's get started.

Today I am showcasing 2 Halloween cards I made using chalk. I have loved using chalk for various projects but I have always found it just wonderful for Halloween crafts. This is partially because of how old and spooky you can make stuff look by adding a little but of chalk because of the matte look it has.

On this card the spiders are all done in chalk. I used the new chalk marker to make the webbing the big spider is coming down the card on. I had patted lightly on the bottom of the card with calk to give it a dusty dirty look.

the big spider was glue dotted down on its butt, and then 3-d foam taped in the front to give the feeling that it is coming off the card.

I used versa mark to stamp the image of the spider. Then I patted it with chalk to color in the image. I stamped with versa mark of the image over itself 2 more times, and patted talk on lighter each time to give a generation stamping feel that gives the feeling of movement. To ensure that it went down lighter I used brown chalk for the second image, and a grey blue for the 3rd image.

Here is a close up of the image chalked, before it was cut out.
The skeleton image is where I did my chalking on this card. I did the opposite as I did on the previous card. I first rubbed chalk on the piece of card stock, using 3 colors and making a design with them. I then took the image and rubbed it on my versa mark pad, and then stamped it on to the talked area. This gave a negative image.

Supply List:**this supply list is all current Close to my heart products. There item codes are linked to my website for pricing and  purchasing.**

Versa Mark- Z891
Tulle- Z1798
Sparkles Black and Grey- Z1754
Stardust Glitz- Z1313
Colonial White ink pad-Z2168
Black Ink pad- Z2105
Chalk Marker- Z1767

Now hop on over to Judy's Blog for more ideas of using up your stash.

P.S. come back tomorrow to see another use of Chalk with the new Chalk marker


  1. Cool use of the chalk and Versamark!

  2. spider butt, I like that.

    Neato motion with your technique!