Karen Burniston's Designer Challenge. It was a labor of love and I totally adore it! I think it's the most stamping I've done in ages. I was inspired to try some coloring and stamping after trying out some Copic markers at my friend Cyndi's house. After I came home, I couldn't get them out of my mind. I've never been big on coloring, but I guess the time was finally right to dive in and try it! I didn't have a lot of money in my craft budget and wanted to get started right away, so I chose to buy the Spectrum Noir markers which are significantly less expensive than Copics. And I'm really happy I did - I love them!
Here's a fun little video to show the movement of my trapeze lady. I love the image of her hanging from a rope, and I knew I had to make her move somehow! To make that happen, I just cut slits in the outer fold of each side of the center panel and then cut a piece of shrink plastic to fit. I used that because it needed to be fairly stiff. You could also use clear packing. I added tabs to the ends so they wouldn't pull through all the way and then adhered my lady where I wanted her. I wanted to make the dog flip too, but I couldn't figure that one out! ;)
All the supplies I used, other than the stamps, are available from Simon Says Stamp via the links below.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Make sure you check out Karen's post on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog tomorrow. I've seen her card and you are not going to want to miss her tutorial!
Did you know that Spectrum Noir has a challenge each month? This is the first time I've ever entered! You can check out the rules and entries here.