Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Gingersnap Creations Spicy Supply Challenge #114

The August Spicy Supply Challenge at Gingersnap Creations is to use baby wipes. I don't know about you, but I find these to be indispensable in my project room! You can clean up with them of course, your stamps as well as your surface, you can use them to apply paint or wipe off paint when creating layered backgrounds, you can dry used ones with all kinds of mixed multi color variations and use them as interesting backgrounds, and you can dry unused ones and then go crazy with your stamping supplies! Using them this way is very close to using fabric in your project. I started with a clean, dry baby wipe and sprayed it with 3 colors of Glimmer Mist: burnt red, yellow daisy, and denim and allowed those basic primary colors to blend into their secondary colors. After heat drying, I could emboss it with an embossing folder - a Technique Junkies technique known as Faux Velvet - and I could also stamp on it using archival ink. I even die-cut a scalloped edge and also die-cut flowers from the scraps to make dimensional embellishments along with book text flowers. Who knew this humble supply could be so versatile!

Keeping with the "Joys of Childhood" theme of the month, I created a bookcover collage with a Red Lead trio of children photo stamp as my main image, a vintage text page from an arithmetic book, snippets of gaffer tape and brads. What creative ways can you come up with to use baby wipes to create a project or use them in a project? I hope you'll share them with us on the GC blog post HERE - the challenge will be open until September 11th.

12 comments:

jackid said...

Wow I would never have thought about using them in this way "faux velvet" what a brilliant technique must give it a go and your card is stunning love it Jacki xx

jackid said...

Sorry I said card just force of habbit

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful piece, love the image and the bright colors.

Ana Márquez said...

Lovely! I like the flowers very much, and the pic is great! :-)

Shelly Hickox said...

I spotted this on the GS site and had to come and tell you how much I love it! I haven't used the Faux Velvet tech since it first came out - now I'm inspired to revisit it. Great card!

Wax Beach Artist said...

I love the baby wipe and the faux velvet technique! I love that you used the rainbow colors behind the vintage picture making it feel more modern, great idea!

lynne said...

They are certainly indispensable for so many reasons.
That is an adorable stamp and so perfect for this beautiful piece of art.
Wishes
Lynne

Netty said...

Wow some great techniques and love your colour palette. x

Lori said...

Love this Penny! That splash of color behind the image is great!

Shar said...

So very pretty! What great things you did with a good ole baby wipe! Terrific!

trisha too said...

Penny, this is seriously gorgeous!

:)

Deb (dcorder) said...

Oh! I love this. The rainbow background is fabulous.