I can't believe it myself - I won a big ribbon a the Arlington County Fair for a journal I created. I learned this technique from Beverly Seymour of B-Line Stamps Designs. She's an amazing teacher and their stamps are so beautiful the art almost creates itself!
I entered the fair because it's fun to see all the other entries - and by entering I'm more likely to look it all over when I visit the fair. Oh yea, and an excuse to get a funnel cake.
So go to your local fair, see things you didn't know existed (a demo derby cake, Coke can lamp, a Wizard of Oz quilt) and you'll have a great time. I'm sure you can make something for next year's fair!
Let me know if you get a ribbon.