Wednesday 1 June 2011

Gingersnap Creations Visiting Artist 1

At the Mall

Hello lovely blogging friends. Did you see the new blinkie in the side bar? I have had to keep this secret for nearly 2 months and it has been oh so hard, but now I can shout from the rooftops. Yes I have been asked to be a visiting artist at Gingersnap Creations for the month of June. Me?!?! Can you tell that I am excited and elated about this?

The theme for the month is 'Shopping' and to start off the month of June the challenge for this week is 'At the Mall'. I have had the deets for this for nearly 6 weeks and I pondered long and hard as to what I could make. I decided I wanted to use one of my new stamps from Crafty Individuals, this one has a millinery theme and so my project began to hatch. Can you see what it is? My link to the theme is the hat shop in the mall - a long time ago. I have created a Milliner's Catalogue circa 1920. I haven't actually found one to look at so this is purely my own idea.

My fabulous ladies and some of the images used in the backgrounds are from Dezinaworld and if you love this type of image - do go over and take a look at what the lovely June produces, and there are freebies as well. I am entering this into June's monthly members gallery challenge. My digi images are from Digital 2 for Tuesday and gave me that something a little bit different and I have used them on the inside front and back pages. The catalogue pages were found on Google.

Images coloured using Promarkers

The style of page is similar throughout this catalogue to keep continuity. The backgrounds are all digital collages created by myself from the fabulous freebies that are out on the net. I have overstamped with DI and with household paints, some pages have been masked and inked, others have had images in the collages coloured.

I am not going to write a full description of every page, I hope the photos speak for themselves, just some clues as to the techniques and materials used.

The green shimmery paint on the left is a Crown household paint.

 I started by making the book itself and is one I designed many years ago and call a ribbon book. The pages have been sewn and slipped into the front cover. The cream pages have been left completely clean because I feel the mounted images have enough embellishments.

Now I have all of these designs in one place, I know if I want to make a 'quickish' card I will be able to follow one of these as a guide.

Supplies -
Papers - DCWV - 'Naturals' and bits from my box of pieces
Stamps - Crafty Individuals (front cover), Hobby Art (hat stand), La Blanche, TH Haberdashery, Hero Arts
DIs - weathered wood, spun sugar, tumbled glass, walnut stain
Distress Stain - spun sugar
Dezinaworld images of dressed heads.
Backgrounds - my own digital collages
Embellishments, feathers, lace, trims, beads, vintage image downloads, ribbons
Marianne die-cut of head with hat on
MS border punch
Stickles - diamond
Glimmer Mist - tea rose
Household paint

Well those of you who follow my posts know I have been working on some big projects and this is one of them.
Thankyou for looking today. Have a good week.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Challenges to have fun with -
Card Cupids - Ribbons and/or fibres
Dream valley Challenges - Stamp something
Paper Sundaes - Vintage / Shabby Chic
Daring Card Makers - Passion for fashion - with a prize from Imagine That
Delicious Doodles - Lovely Lace
Fairytale Challenges - Anything but a card
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes/Favourite Anything - My favourites are vintage images and bookmaking
Paper Romance - Distressing


The Stamp Man ATC June Swap - Trees

The month of June is upon us and time for another ATC swap at The Stamp Man. This is my DT contribution to this month's challenge.

I used AIs to create the background. In the mix of gold, red and yellow colours I created a desert scene.  Can you make it out? I accentuated the mountain ranges with some gold and copper rub 'n buff then stamped the trees over the top using DI and Rubber Stampede (for the darkest tree). I think there is a red river running through the canyon between the trees. The tree stamp is from the TH collection Mini Holidays 2.

I found the quote that fitted, printed it out on A4 paper only to feel disappointed that it would look odd attaching it somewhere on the card. Taking a risk I used spray mount to stick the ATC to the A4 paper in exactly the place it had printed out before and ran it through the printer again. Phew it worked and placed the quote neatly at the top.

It says -
For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree
is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.
Martin Luther

Inspiration was take from Gingersnap Creations - Stamp a scene and I am entering this for that challenge.

Before you go, I would love you to go over to Dezinaworld where the fabulous June has a new designer, Kim, whose work is just amazing and also June has a freebie just for today only. It is a collage sheet of vintage ladies which is well worth having. June is re-starting her Spot Prize challenge tomorrow and there is also a $10 shop prize for her monthly gallery challenge. Lots to take a look at - have fun.

Hope you had a fabulous May and here's to a warm and pleasant June.

luv and hugs {brenda}xoxox