Thursday, May 12, 2011

Gingersnap Creations Spicy Supply Challenge

Technique Junkie is sponsoring the challenges at Gingersnap Creations all month
and this week the challenge is the Spicy Supply Challenge - Take on Twine. No problemo--I love twine! What proved to be a real challenge was keeping with the overall theme of Cowboys and Cowgirls. Aside from the fact that I totally forgot that the month had a theme, I don't have any Western stamps except for a few horses. Hmmm, looks like my stamp collection still has a few gaps that need to be addressed. Imagine that.

Back to the card I made for this week. I had this new stamp (Beach Bonita by Victoria Case for SCACD) from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design sitting on my table and I think twine looks great on ocean inspired designs so that's the direction I took.  I colored Bonita with Prismacolor pencils.  Having just returned from a portrait drawing seminar, I decided to experiment with some of the colors that were recommended for auburn hair.  I used several different colors in the hair, including cream, mineral orange, sienna brown, dark umber, goldenrod, vermillion, poppy red, and indigo. Fun!  I can't wait to try those colors on a real portrait.

For the background, I used watercolor pencils with my Blended Blotches technique from the April/May 2011 Technique Junkie Newsletter.  The Kraft brown mat also has a TJ technique--Cuttlebug Highlights from the October/November 2008 newsletter. 

You're all invited to play along with the Gingersnap Creations challenges and there are prizes to be won, too.  To see how to enter and got tons of inspiration, visit the Gingersnap Creations blog.

Thanks for stopping by my studio today!


  1. This is such a cool card! You've really captured the Auburn hair perfectly!

  2. Gorgeous card, beautiful coloring!


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