The IC73 challenge was a tough one! That shoe is hideous, but I immediately thought of French flair.
After I got this done, i realized it could also go as LSC 113 (Male cards using non-male stamps) and TLC106 (frayed ribbon technique).
I inked up the french flair using a celery spot so that I could ink everything except the birds pretty easily. After stamping that, I used the 2 colors of markers to ink only some of the swirlys and then stamped that at a different angle.
The red grosgrain is frayed, which is detailed here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/fo...47#post3243247
I remembered i had those red blingy's at the very last possible moment, and they add the perfect final touch.
Date: Saturday, April 28, 2007 GMT Views: 1159