Saturday, 3 September 2011

Spicy Supply Challenge at Ginger Snap Creations

Some of you may have noticed that I was chosen to be the Ginger Muse for the month of September over at the Gingersnap Creations blog.
One of the challenges this month is to create something with baby wipes.
Here is a tag I made

Baby wipes were used for a background scrap, the embellishments on the left and the ribbon at the top.

Normally I only use wipes for spreading paint around or sometimes for cleaning stamps. Playing around with it like this was great fun. I discovered all sorts of things. Once they are dry they take ink and sprays beautifully. I found I could not die-cut them with punches, but other dies work beautifully, though you have to be very careful with intricate dies. The most exciting bit was to discover that when you dry the sprayed wipes and/or die-cuts with a heat gun, they crinkle and shrink (do it in a well ventilated room, as the fumes are probably not too healthy). This gives a wonderful crinkly grungy effect. I loved the fact I could even use strips to tie bows like a ribbon. Die-cut leaves look almost real when they are dried and crinkled a bit. I am sorry this does not really show up in the photo.

If you have not played with baby wipes yet, give it a go, it's great fun.
You can add your pieces here under Spicy Supply Challenge and even be in with a chance to win a prize.


Sandy said...

Oh wow what a gorgeous Tag Astrid.
This is lovely.
Fantastic design.

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous tag Astrid, congratulations on being this months Ginger Muse. Yvonne x

Carol Salisbury said...

That is super cute! I see a pile of baby wipes over on my desk I am going to have to play with now!

Unknown said...

Astrid no wonders you were chosen! Ginger is definetly your color to work with! FABULOUS!

Anke said...

Zauberhaft liebe Astrid, Dein Tag schaut wunderschön aus.

Herzliche Grüße
von Anke

craftimamma said...

Gingersnaps definitely made a good choice picking you Astrid. The tag is not only gorgeous it's very insirational. I would never have dreamt of die cutting baby wipes but they look so effective.

Lesley Xx

Ali Manning said...

Your tag is beautiful, Astrid! Thanks for playing the challenge. We're honored that you're joining us at Gingersnap Creations in September.

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