Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Woot I entered my first Card Challenge

The challenge this week (or maybe it's already last weeks now) at For Fun Challenges is/was Chalk Popping and this technique can be found at this You Tube site.  Even after watching the video I still didn't get the hang of it. I've got a whole page of deformed frogs.  It could have had something to do with the fact that I was using Embossing Ink pad in place of the Versa Mark as recommended. Anyway after trying to do it like the demo videos I watched and I just couldn't bare to look at another mangled little frog, I decided to adapt the method that worked best for me. I'd stamp the image, and then with my scapel I'd scrape the chalk over the embossed area creating a chalk dust. I then just tapped the paper moving the chalk dust area until it was all covered. Simular to how you would prepare an embossed image with embossing powders. I got a bit carried away with the flowers once I liked what was happening. My little frogs have them goggle eyes that move and they are pop dotted to give the card some dimension. One tip: Don't wear white...the chalk I got everywhere *Laughs* I hope you like my first card I've made for a challenge (Even if I'm late)

Material: Paper: Card Stock, Paper by Making Memories, Watercolour Paper
Stamps: Imaginisce, We R Memory Keepers, Paper Xtra
Punch: Fiskars Border
Chalk, Embossing Ink, Pen

I entered my card Here: (How cheeky am I)
For Fun Challenges Anything goes
Practical Scrappers Challenge Flowers

This week they are doing an anything card, but there is a catch. You have to use a paperclip or a SAFETY pin (no stick pins allowed) on the card somewhere. Pop on over and have a look at what their design team have come up with already. They'd love to see your creation. I hope you will join them at For Fun Challenges this week. They promise you that all of the Design Team will be by to visit your blog to see your wonderful project for this challenge.


  1. The card turned out really good, all the deformed frogs on the paper still look good, they just have some kinda character to them bhahah. But awesome first card mum. Keep up all the awesomness. xxx

  2. AWWW this is SWEET!!! Great colors and card design sweetie!! WAY to go on your first challenge now you will be hooked from here on out..LOL!!!! Beautiful work!

  3. What a fun card! Congrats on entering your first challenge :) I remember my first one - I was literally shaking as I posted it! Great job - but word of warning, you have now created a monster! lol.... Can't wait to see your NEXT challenge card!

  4. Im glad you chose to do your first challenge with For Fun. You did a WONDERFUL job with this card. rainbows mean the storm has passed and your all sparkly and now your first is done are you addicted.

  5. I love this colorful card...makes me smile! Thanks so much for doing your first challenge with us! Hope to see you next week at FFC!

  6. Oh wow well done Vickie - great first challenge card. I love your deformed frogs there really cute.

    Hugs Beccy x

  7. Blog is looking fantabulous!! I love that card Gorgeous! Hope you win xx
    Love ya lots xx Lys

  8. WOW! You did such a great job for your first challenge. How exciting!!! Be careful...before you know it, you will be hooked..I know I was/am!

    Thanks for playing along with us over at Practical Scrappers.

  9. Oh Vickie I love this card. Fantastic job GF. Didn't see this on the For Fun Mr. Linky so I'm wondering with the time difference if it got posted.
    I'm so glad you made your first challenge card and joined us at For Fun. I'll sure be looking forward to seeing many more.
    "Hugs" Granny (Carol)

  10. hey sis. great card. chalk popping sounds fun. going to go check out the other entrys..hugs

  11. Wow - crazy flowers. It looks a bit like watercolour wash. I love it. Great job with the flowers. You really rocked the challenge. Thanks for joining us this week at Practical Scrappers.


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