Continuing along with the Wild West theme this month, the Gingersnap Creations Spicy Supply Challenge is Twine. I had lots of fun with this one, because I used twine on my card in the literal sense - to make the frame for my cowgirl and edge my fringe - and I also used it to create the background. The background technique is called "Stringing You Along", and it's from the February/March 2009 edition of the Technique Junkie Newsletter. I can't tell the secrets, of course, but I can tell you that I used Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, and Vintage Photo Distress Inks for both the background and to give a little color to my image, which is from The Graphics Fairy. I couldn't resist adding the fringe to mimic her riding pants... it's simply a strip of kraft cardstock, cut freehand with regular old scissors (Martha Stewart has some fancy scissors that will do this quickly, but really, this didn't take very long). I distressed the edges of the fringe with Vintage Photo, as well.
I hope you can play along with us! You can find all the details on the Gingersnap Creations blog *here*. There's a special prize up for grabs for one randomly selected participant... very cool!