Thursday, 5 September 2013

A fine lime

I got some powdered chalk from Chalk-AH-Lot Cafe last week. When I was playing around with the chalk and trying to see how it would look like on paper, I created this awesome structure with Chalk-AH-Lot: Lime. First I crumpled some white tissue paper. Next I unfolded it, but was careful not to smooth out the creases. I glued the tissue paper on a sheet of paper. Then I showered the paper with lots of lime green chalk. If I took a tiny amount of the chalk, it looked almost yellow-ish. If I took a bigger amount of it, it looked more like grassy green. Finally I used my paint brush and fixated the chalk with water.

I have created a card with this structure as my basis.

Closer look...
Card recipe
*Butterflies: painted with pink nail polish
*Font: The Dreamer
    - Skin colour: Promarker Almond
    - Hair: Liquid Pearls - Buttercup 
    - Cap/hat: Peach orange/pink nail polish, pink nail polish, Stickles Eucalyptus, Liquid Pearls -   
    Buttercup, Stickles Diamond, Stickles Orange Peel
    - Rose: Red crayon, Stickles Fruit Punch, Stickles Green
    - Shirt: Green crayon, Stickles Green, Stickles Diamond, Stickles Eucalyptus
*Border: Promarker Burnt Orange, Stickles Fruit Punch
*Ruffle: painted with Chalk-Ah-Lot: peach and pink nail polish
*Background painted with Chalk-Ah-Lot: Lime and Metallic Sand Paint 

I have submitted this card to the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments: Any sentiment
Digi Galore: Anything goes
Digistamps 4 joy: Inspired by the 60s (because of all the ruffles)
DRS Designs: It's so bright in here
Flutter By Wednesday: Open challenge 
Lady Anne's Challenges: Stamp + anything goes


  1. This is a wonderful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘SIXTIES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  2. Love these colors together! Thanks for playing with DRS Designs this week!

  3. wow, interesting technique! love the bright colors. Thanks for playing along with DRS Designs!

  4. What a nice frame for the image and nice results with your background technique.
    Thanks for playing along with us at and good luck in the challenge!

  5. Wow, great work, well done and good luck!
    Hugs, Jackie

  6. This is gorgeous, beautiful technique! Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy.

    DT member

  7. what a gorgeous card Wio.
    Thanks for join us at DigiStamp4Joy.

    Greetings karin DT member

  8. A fab card, thanks for joining in the lejdesigns Challenge

  9. This is fabulous!! So pretty! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

  10. Love the technique you used for the background , the colours and image are just great for our challenge!

    Thank you so much for joining us for our 60's Inspiration Challenge at Digistamps4Joy.
    Good luck and hope to see you again for our next challenge.

    DS4J DT - Sharon

  11. Awesome. Love that you played with your chalk already. What a beautiful card base it made for your card. Thanks so much for joining us at Chalk Ah Lot.

  12. WOW what a stunning piece of artwork, the background is ingenious :) Hugs Mimi

  13. This is lovely and has such an all over shine. The image is very grown up and I love the ruffle and the backing. Great texture and lovely shine :D Very clever make.

    It is absolutely wonderful that you have entered the LEJ Designs Challenge No. 69 - Something Shiny this week.... I hope you will join us for more of our weekly challenges in the future.

    <3 and huge
    Lisa xxxxxx

    p.s. I have some blog candy on my personal blog page. Would love it if you could join in...

  14. What a fun technique. It turned out gorgeous .
    Thank you so much for joining us at Digistamp4joy. Hope you join us next time too.
    Digistamps4joy (DT member)
    Papillon Digital Designs (Personal blog)

  15. Thank you all for your kind comments! :)

  16. Gorgeous and what beautiful colours and design..Thank you for joining us at Bearly-Mine challenge this week and hoping you would like to join us again soon. Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x

  17. Great colours and very unique. Lovely card.

    Thank you for sharing this with us at Aud Sentiments!

    Mel xx

  18. Oh my...such a gorgeous background. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Flutter By Wednesday.

  19. Very pretty texture! A beautiful image and love the way you designed your creation. Thank you for playing along with us at Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge and we hope to see you again soon. Wiola, I would also love to invite you to my blog giveaway to win some goodies so do drop by. Good Luck :)
    [Lady Anne's Challenges DT Member]
    [Qinaahana Arts And Crafts ~ My Personal Blog]
    [Qinaahana Giveaway]

  20. Back again with a different jacket :) The image is really perfect for the 60's challenge. Thank you for playing along with us at DigiStamps4Joy and we hope to see you again. Good Luck :)
    [DS4J DT Member]
    [Qinaahana Arts And Crafts ~ My Personal Blog]

  21. Great card, love the colors. Thanks for joining us for Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge.


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