Tuesday, June 17, 2014

MIM #169


This week Melissa is working her creative genius with a combo of chalk, stamps and impression plates ~ see her video HERE

Well, friends, this challenge is timed perfectly. In the very beginning of my crafty time, I used chalk as a medium for most of my cards and, while it is true, that I too have moved on to markers, colored pencils, paints and inks, I just happened to have my chalks out on my desk today!  I was making a special card for a friend who requested Hydrangea flowers and  I STILL love coloring my (very old) wood block flower stamps with ... yep, you guessed it ... chalks  :-)

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My Hydrangea stamp is not PTI and the small petals would not have shown through the chalked embossed chevron design, so I used Rosie Posie flowers on this card.
I am going to attempt posting another card to MIM #169. 
Wish me luck ~ if I have trouble with entering a second card, I'll add a separate post (like my so-not-techy-self always does :)  
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The chalk was applied heavier on this card and the butterfly really captures the embossed CS~which I think  is a cool effect.


  1. Helen, two beautiful cards. My favorite is the butterfly in the purple. Love it.

  2. Beautiful cards Helen~I've never tried coloring my stamps with chalks before. I've never figured out how to post a second card with the same post either. ;)

  3. Two very pretty cards! I love the colors of the first card. They're so happy and cheerful. It would brighten anyone's day.

  4. Another awesome card, Helen, I like the bright yellow..so cherry and the hello just pops out at you! I have the most excellent directions for posting a second card using one blog post. Darnell (http://www.djkardkreations.com/ ) helped me out with it, I would be happy to send you the same instructions she sent me! You just need to sign up for Flickr, but it is super easy!...colleen57and5@hotmail.com

  5. both cards are pretty but my favorite is also your first card, love the bright yellow, looks so happy :-))

  6. Oh Helen, these are lovely! The yellow stands out in the crowd (lineup), and the I do think your chalk on the 2nd shows the technique perfectly!

  7. Outstanding! I love them both : ) I really enjoy your MIM posts!! I need to go watch this video you've got me intrigued : )

    Have a great day!


  8. Beautiful cards, Helen! Such a fun technique!