Wednesday, November 18, 2009
The CCEE challenge for October 19th was the 'featured stamper' and our challenge hostess, Tosh, chose 'Sparklegirl', aka Silke. Tosh really took the word "challenge" to heart and loaded it for us this time. The card was to be square, feature a girl, have sparkle, and true to Silke's style, have lots of white space. Also, (if that weren't enough) because of Silke's name, we were to feature the faux silk technique. For those of you not familiar with this technique, it actually quite easy. You stamp on tissue paper, crumple it, cover a piece of cardstock with glue, and apply the 'uncrumpled' sheet of tissue paper. It has so much texture and gives a really nice effect. My touch of sparkle is dots of black Stickles added to the dog collar. Every dog needs a black diamond dog collar! I checked out Silke's blog to get hints of her interests and found that the family dog is a boxer, thus my choice of stamps. Also, I dressed the girl for fall by giving her long sleeves and boots.
Recipe: stamps- Le Jardin Botanique (SU), My Favorite Things; paper- white, white tissue paper, Basic Grey; ink- black archival, SU markers; accessories- black Stickles, Prismacolor pencils, Turpenoid.