This is the first time I've entered The Dutch Dare Challenge, I only found it this week as Spiral Whisper Stamps are now sponsors and there's some absolutely beautiful work there. The challenge this week is to make a card for a girl and I've made mine for a little girl using this cute Imaginisce giraffe stamp. For the pink card blank I punched out nine squares from some Pebbles Baby Pink Dots paper and arranged them in a square. I saw something similar to this layout on Valerie's Poupetteval blog where she made a wonderful card using lots of squares with a batik effect technique and stamped over them in white, it looks amazing and I must find out how she did it. Brandi Parshley at Barely Banana Days blog made a lovely card and used squares cut from lots of different papers which looked great, thank you for the inspiration ladies! I cut three circles with nestabilities, two of them from white card and one from the Pebbles paper layered them up and attached to the card on 2mm dimension tape. I've cut a strip of this gorgeous organza ribbon and attached at the side with a bow over it, must get some more of this as I've used it all now, so must take a trip to Hobbycraft. The sentiment is Doodlebug rub on letters,
I used Colorbox lilac ink to stamp the giraffe and water colour it with Brilliance metallic lilac and pink and then went over with Pebbles pearlescent chalk as the ink didn't really colour that evenly, I also chalked the white circle underneach the cut out giraffe, in pink. I'm always mentioning that when I use glitter I can rarely get the sparkle to show up but this time there's so much pearly sheen you can hardly see the giraffe!!! I possibly needed a slightly darker colour to stamp with. CHALK this one up to experience! TFL.