Wednesday 29 June 2011

Gingersnap Creations Visiting Artist - week 5

Happy Wednesday

This is my last piece for Gingersnap Creations as one of their visiting artists for June. I have thoroughly enjoyed having the freedom to create projects to a fabulous theme and to be able to use the materials and resources that inspire me to experiment, learn new things and to create projects that otherwise I might not have attempted. Thanks Sharon for giving me the opportunity, I have loved every minute of it.

The overall theme of shopping  has included a variety of types of challenges and this week is a Blue Moon challenge and Shar is challenging us to use 3 words, 3 papers and 3 buttons. I have chosen to keep to the shopping theme and I have altered a note book and pen that can be used for shopping lists. I love this book, it is one I pixked up when I was shopping in Basingstoke with Lucy last week at a shop called Tiger.
This picture shows the before and after.

My three papers are all from my bits box - coloured paper that I stamped with Fresco paint after smooching distress stains over it and edging with gesso. I also inked over that with DI. The image I found on the internet and resized it in PE to fit inside a nesties lacey circle. I dotted some metallic red paint on some of the cherries just to highlight them.

The green dotty and black papers make me to 3 and the cherries are buttons I found in my button box.

 The words are generated in word to show it is a shopping list. Don't you just love that the pages and original covers are made of kraft coloured paper? And there is a matching pen as well. Cool.

Is anyone into real blues music. I like some of it - not too heavy you mind, but Ken loves it. So last night Ken and I and a couple of friends went to the Albert Hall in London to see BB King. I don't really listen to his music but I know he has been a huge influence on many of the rock and blues artists like Eric Clapton. But I have to say it was a brilliant show. BB didn't do too much himself, but his band are great, and he also had some amazing guests. There were a couple from America and I didn't catch their names, a husband and wife who played guitar brilliantly and she sang. But also appeared Ronnie Wood (old Faces and Rolling Stones fame), Slash from Guns and Roses and Mick Hucknall from Simply Red. They all played together on stage, much of it seemed to be spontaneous blues playing and singing - but it was incredible. There was a standing ovation at the end and everyone crowded to the front of the stage.

Well I will be back to entering the weekly challenges at Gingersnaps in the future - see you there.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox


Zoechaos said...

Fabulous and Useful! what more can you want XOXO Zoe

Lucy Edmondson said...

You have done a fabulous job with this. I bought one a while ago but hadn't realized the pages inside were Kraft coloured - I probably haven't opened the pack yet!

This made me smile because as I scrolled down I thought it was going to say Things to Do! Things to Buy is much better!

Lucy x

cheryl said...

oh brenda hun this is gorgeous just brilliant love those cherries,hugs cheryl xxx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Afternoon Brenda, those cherries have made me feel so hungary lol! Fabby little project, great colours! hugs Heidi x

Juls said...

this is just gorgeous!!! Love the little cherry charms!! Hugs Juls

Cindy Adkins said...

This is so fantastic, Brenda!! I love those cherry buttons! And wow, that sounds like the concert of a lifetime--I'll bet it was so fun!! The minute I read that you wrote about BB King, all of a sudden, I started singing "The Thrill is Gone." lol I'll bet it was an awesome concert!

Val said...

Fab piece of work Brenda. Love it.
I guess that this is going to contain your crafty shopping lists.

Sounds like you had a fab time at the Albert Hall - in fact I think the Faces are going be be reformed and Mick Hucknall is going to be part of them, but they are going to do more bluesy type stuff.


Irene said...

Hi Brenda, this is awesome, I love it, you have made something so simple look stunning.
Irene xx

Terry said...

What a fabulous visiting artist you have been! This little notepad is totally adorable! Love the cherries on top and on the sweet image! Fun project! Hugs to you!

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely fabulous project Brenda the papers you use are so beautiful, loving that image and colours a superb piece of work.
Lorraine x

Netty said...

Oh wow that concert must have been fab, such a great line up......
Your final piece is totally gorgeous Brenda and am so pleased you were a GA with us at Gingersnaps. You contributed some wonderful projects. Annette x

Gerri Herbst said...

What a wonderful evening...wish I could have been there too. Fabulous to buy pad too. The sentiment made me laugh! you were a great visiting artist this month at Gingersnaps, take care, gerri

Jen said...

What a great note pad! Like the cherry buttons!!

Jen :)

Anita said...

wow, that's a gorgeous notebook!

Sue B said...

Hi Brenda, this is gorgeous! Love the papers and the cherries are fab!!!

The BB King Concert sounds like a lot of fun !!!!
Hugs Sue xx

Dolly Daydreams said...

What a pad ! What a girl ! again fab work as only you know how to do, love it.


Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a fantastic idea, great project.