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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Just Us Girls Challenge # 11



I made 2 cards for the JUGS Just Us Girls Challenge this week.  The challenge this week is to use the chalkboard technique.  Stamp your image in white ink, and then apply your chalks.  For those of you who have never tried this, the chalk will stick to your white ink.  I am so glad they suggested this challenge!  I chose to stamp this on some vellum I bought at JoAnns.  I colored it in with my Stampin Up chalks and then I used the eraser to clean it up.  I hardly ever use my Stampin Up chalks and I have never used the Eraser that comes with it.  I am so glad I gave it a try with this technique.  The eraser really cleans up the chalk residue that does not rub off, and I also used it to do some shading.





See the really neat embossing?  I was so fortunate to win those Cuttlebug folders along with a whole lot more from the JUGS challenge site last week!  Thank's to Mona from from Cupcake Creations, she sponsored the wonderful Blog Candy.  She has an interesting blog with beautiful creations, you must stop by.  There were 3 Cuttlebug folders, 4 really cool stamps, wonderful ornament gift tags she made (they are gorgeous) and a beautiful gift box she made with heat embossed snowflakes on it.  My daughter has already informed me I should put a gift card for her in the gift box.  I have a picture of all the goodies I received above.  I also want to thank Sandi from Paper Trail for the wonderful idea of using a double frame.  I saw a card on her blog where she used a double frame and I loved it, so I had to scraplift it!  I used the Spellbinders Labels 8 to make my frames.  I strongly suggest you use my links to stop by all of these sites, they all have so much to offer!  Thanks for looking.  ~Diane

14 comments:

  1. Wow Diane! BOTH of your cards are beautiful! Don't you just love that soft, suede look? You did a great with the chalkboard technique! Thank you so much for playing along - I hope you return Saturday for a fun color challenge! I am so happy to know that you received your goodies!!! Thank you for sharing this with us all!

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  2. Diane, your cards are GORGEOUS! Those flowers look amazing using the chalkboard technique!! Love your pretty, purple color palette ♥

    Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week! Hope to see you again on Saturday! We have a stunning color challenge lined up and hosted by Tracey ;]

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  3. Diane, your cards are really pretty. I love this technique. I use chalk a lot but I use it for distressing (along with my chalk pads).... so I will have to try what you did on these two lovely cards.
    Hugs
    Carole

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  4. Diane, both cards are beautiful but I am in LOVE with that Hydrangia card. Marvelous!

    Smiles!
    Gwen

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  5. These are really pretty cards. Love the colors and I may have to try that technique.

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  6. Diane, they are both lovely, congrats on the blog candy win. Hugs

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  7. Gorgeous cards,
    Thank you for your kind comment,
    Happy Holidays
    Hugs
    Angie

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  8. Diane, your cards are beautiful; I love the embossing! The shading - WOW! That's amazing! I love the eraser too..definitely something that comes in handy. Nice prize you got!! :D

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  9. So pretty, I esp. love the one w/ the hydrangea-your use of chalks and blending is SO pretty!!!

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  10. Really lovely cards Diana they are truly inspirational... love the use of chalks. I used them but not tired them on vellum.. great idea!

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  11. Gorgeous Diane! Way to out MOna;s blog candy right to work. Those flower images look amazing with chalking. Thanks so much for continuing to play with Just Us Girls!

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  12. These are gorgeous! Congrats on your win! I am planning on getting myself out there full force come the New Year. I can't wait to get some more drawings out and creations. The puppy is getting better with announcing that she needs to be let out, so I will be able to play more in my art room!! yay!

    Have a Very Merry, and Very Blessed Christmas.

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