22 September 2021

Chalk It Up with The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog

Hi everyone and welcome. Laura is hosting the latest challenge over on The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog and she's called it 'Chalk It Up'; "September is normally when kids head back to school, it when the learning begins again....Create a project about learning, does not have to be a school themed project, learning is not just about books and school, sometimes it learning a new scrapbooking technique, or a cool fact and you must include chalk! IE - chalk paint, chalk board, actual chalk...."

The Design Team will choose their top four picks, with the winner being invited to join us in a Guest DT spot at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog and three additional outstanding entries will receive Top 3 Badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

I've created another double page spread in my Dina Wakley Media Kraft Journal following the current challenge theme by creating a background with a chalkboard look and adding a phrase that is an important (though not always easy) lesson for everyone to learn.

Since the pages in the Kraft Journal are, well, kraft coloured I needed to start by covering the whole lot with a coat of black gesso. I've decided to trim some of the pages in the journal and trim the edges with white lace to lead people through the finished pages.

A chalkboard white paint pen was used to do some asemic writing over the whole background before I added uneven patches of white gesso with a spatuala.

To add some colour to the background I added a few strips of Dina Wakley Media Design Tape and used 'Lemon' Acrylic Paint through the Cross Hatch stencil on top. Finally I added swirls on Collage Paper from the 'Elements' pack and splatters of 'Cheddar' paint from a Scribble Stick.

Moving to the foreground I chose to use contrasting colours of Scribble Stick - 'Eggplant', 'Fuschia', 'Sedona' and 'Mineral' - scribbling them in random patches on watercolour paper before blending them with a wet brush. On top I used the 'Lemon' Scribble Stick to do some more of that asemic writing.

After stamping the faces from the 'Better Together' stamp set onto the blended background  with permanent black ink I trimmed around them and layered some together to form the design. The phrase, from the same stamp set, was heat embossed with white embossing powder on black card.

That's my take on the 'Chalk It Up' theme. For even more inspiration the rest of the Design Team have come up with their own projects for this challenge so make sure you hop on over and check them out HERE.


  1. This is just brilliant!! Totally love it. It has a very powerful feeling to it & yes You are not alone!

  2. Wonderful journal spread! I love the bold colors you used❤️

  3. Jenny, I love your journal pages, and I was looking forward to seeing how you would use chalk on your artwork. How clever to use a chalk paint pen. The bright colors over the chalkboard background are so impactful; brilliant use of these stamps, along with the swirls and stencil work! This looks like it was so much fun to create!


Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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