Tuesday, September 1, 2009


And the winner is... KERRY! Jane and I picked our winners by a random drawing so Kerry please email me your address and I will send out your goodies! Thank you to everyone who participated in our first ever Chicka Challenge!!! Your cards were all great and it was fun to see how others interpreted our challenge. Don't forget to stop over at Jane's blog and see who won her blog candy.

Now on to Chicka Challenge #2. When Jane and I were on our little "getaway" we found some crackle paints by Ranger. We thought it would be fun to give them a try so we each bought 2 different colors. Now, you don't have to run out and buy these paints to participate this week. Our challenge is to make a card or any other paper related project, using any distress technique. Easy, right?

I made my card using the purple crackle paint and distressed it by sponging Memento Rich Cocoa ink right on top of my purple paint after it dried. It is hard to see what effect this gives in my photo but if you click on the photo it shows up a little better. The truck stamp I used is part of A Muse's new Halloween release which should be at your LSS right now. Stop in and check out the new images. You won't be disappointed. I also used the new Slate and Paprika card stock from A Muse and distressed it by sponging the edges of the paprika and white paper using the Memento Rich Cocoa ink. The candy corn falling out of the back of my truck is paper pieced using orange gingham paper. Got this idea on Heather's blog. You see, Heather is into Halloween in a big way and she has the BEST ideas on making all kinds of Halloween goodness. Check her blog often to find out what she is up to next.

Okay, now it is your turn to give this "distressing" challenge a try. Please post here or to Jane's blog by next Monday night and stay tuned to see what we have planned for Chicka Challenge #3.


Kerry said...

Woohoo, thanks!!! My jaw dropped to the floor when I saw my card, hehe!!!
My email is kerryischilling@gmail.com

Kerry said...

oh, my address... I will send it to you thru Amuse lounge, sorry.

Laura said...

What a great idea of putting the candy corn on the truck. I love how you used the pattern paper!

Armie said...

Hi Dawn,

Ooohh, niceee!! I love the idea of those candy corn in the truck..clever!! Loving the distress look on the edges of the card. TFS :o) I missed last week's challenge :o( Will try to play along this week tho'. :o)

Armie said...

Hello Dawn,

I'm back and I made my card! :o) Hope I did the distressing right and this qualifies! Such a fun CHICKA CHALLENGE. Thank you! :o) Here is my card.


Glenda said...

Here's mine Dawn! Love yours - great job.


Victoria said...

Hi Dawn!

Fun challenge! You're inspiring me to dig out stuff I haven't played with before. Here's mine:


Jennie M said...

Such a fun challenge Dawn and Jane! Thanks! Here is mine, I distressed by sanding the edges of the notecard. :)

Rhonda said...

Cool cards! Love the silver mat border on the trike card and the GIANT candy corn load in the truck is too fun!! Cool look to the crackle paint too.