Here is my pup, Maggie, enjoying one of her many toys. She has a few that are special to her and I think this pink ring is one of them. On this layout I kept my color palette to shades of pink, green and white with touches of black. When I began to put the elements together I thought the solid white flowers and white punched border at the bottom of the page needed something else to give the page more interest. The chalk worked perfect to get the effect I wanted. First I applied some chalk with a cotton ball to the punched border. I used two colors, first applying a red tone, then going back over the same area with a pink. This gave me the soft rich hue you see here. The cotton ball application is excellent when you want to fade a chalk color into your background paper, in my case the white border strip. Next I took my cotton swabs and used the same two chalk colors to add pink centers to my solid white flowers. This worked fine on the large flower and my small hydrangeas. The chalk stays in place well on cardstock and paper flowers, so I don't use any fixative once I have finished adding color. The end result was much more interesting than what I started with. Chalk also works great with stencils or masks and can make a beautiful background for your layout. Hope you will give chalk a try and have some fun!