06 May 2018

Adulting - chalkboard, Prismacolor pencils, die cuts

My creation is a chalkboard for your To Do list, the list you need for your "adulting" decorated with a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp showing an obstacle to getting laundry done, a so helpful kitty. The letters feature a Spellbinders die and Lawn Fawn paper on recycled card.

Putting It Together

While I had this stamp set on order, I saw this fantastic chalkboard at Joann's. The idea for this project popped into my head. The stamp set, Loretta Laundry, is amazingly cute but was sold out and retired on the same weekend it launched.

I dry fit my idea using die cut letters just from recycled cardboard. I decided I needed more zazz on the letters and decided to use pattern paper for them.

First, though, to stamp the image. The chalkboard would not fit in my Misti (I didn't even try) so I had to stamp it in-situ. I used a piece of chipboard and the foam from the Misti under the chalkboard to offset the frame. I used the cutting plate from my Big Shot as my acrylic block since the stamp is pretty big. I stamped the image in white to show up on the blackboard.

I went off to the home of my Krafty friend, Betty, to have an afternoon of crafting and chatting. I brought a few things with me including my Big Shot Plus with a couple dies.

I used double-sided adhesive to add the patterned paper to the front cover of a paper pad that was empty. I ran it through my Big Shot Plus with the Spellbinders die.

I dry fit the pattern paper covered letters and loved it.

I used the white Prismacolor pencil to colour in the area I knew I wanted to use lighter colours to allow those colours to pop on the black.

I used the same bright colours found in the rainbow plaid of the letters to colour the girl in her predicament. 

I had forgotten to bring my own full collection of pencils but thankfully Betty has a smaller set of the Prismacolor pencils. It was also rather tough to work on the chalkboard. The pencils didn't blend the same way they do on paper, but I am still quite pleased with how it turned out. 

I glued down the letters to the top frame to finish the project.

Now it just needs a chalk-written To Do list. Not for me, I've had enough of adulting, I'm off to craft. 



Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps: National Scrapbooking Day: Bingo! (Use a Die, Girl Image, free, Use Patterned Paper, Use Pencils)
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Make It: Mar/Feb stamps
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Scrappy: Anything But a Card
Watercooler Wednesday: Feminine 
Tuesday Throwdown: Critter Crazy
Simon Says Stamp: Animal Magic
Creatful Hearts: Spring or Mother's Day
More Mixed Media: Anything Goes


  1. Oh my Rijacki, I'm amazed at how well you managed to used those coloured pencils on the chalkboard. I wouldn't have guess it would work. Love the pretty colours in the letters at the top of the chalkboard. Such a soft and pretty rainbow! But it's the Kraftin' Kimmie image which stole my heart. That poor "adulting" woman, sitting under all that laundry and the oh, so smug, cat. Love it! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  2. I would have never thought to try stamping on a chalkboard! Great idea and a really fun image. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

  3. Rijacki this is such a wonderful project. Lots of labour and thought went into this one for sure. Love the theme Adulting and how you crafted the letters and the awesome image. Thanks so much for sharing on the "Feminine Anything Goes" challenge this week at Watercooler Wednesday.

  4. Your chalk board turned out amazing. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge!

  5. This is such a fun project! So very different. Thank you for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

  6. Wow what a cool idea! Love it, thanks for entering our challenge this month @ Createful Heart Design & Vintage
    Mary Smith Owner/Artist


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