This is my first time entering in the Gingersnap Creations annual challenge. But I must say, that I love the color rust! So that is what I went with. I knew I wanted to use my Really Rust paper by SU. So I made a little purse using a cool technique with distress inks. I have looked for a video, or demo on it, but can’t find one, so I’ll just tell you! I covered my top note die cut with vintage photo ink. I really put a lot on there. Then I took a large background stamp, and spritzed it with water, not too much! Then I stamped the wet stamp into the ink. When you dry it, you get a really cool faux bleached look. Now when I got one piece done, I was pleased, and thought this stamp image gave a tooled leather look. How perfect, since I was making a purse! Then it reminded me of a purse I have, an old tooled leather one that I picked up at a garage sale. So I mimicked the stiching on mine, and darkened the edges with more di. Cool! The handle is made from May Arts ribbon folded in half. As I was making this a song came on the radio from ABBA(from the 70’s!) Dancing Queen. It reminded me of Annette because she’s been talking about her dance moves for the Annual Party over at the Gingers! So here’s to you Annette, You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life! you Dancing Queen! 🙂 Check out the rest of the entries at the link above, and thanks for looking in!!