Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Gingersnap Creations Visiting Artist 4

It's a sad but happy day at Gingersnap Creations as this is the last challenge; and of course it has to be the inimitable colour theme "Copper, Rust and Ginger".


My card is made up of these colours plus a fabulous vintage picture I found of Ginger Rogers, which I thought fitted perfectly.

Have you ever painted with alcohol inks? The rose background is a foiled piece of printed cardstock from the  DCWV Natural Stack, I wanted one of the flowers to stand out more so I used copper, ginger, pearl, raisin and butterscotch alcohol inks to create that metal effect. I also used the fabulous Graphic 45 Steampunk D├ębutante papers.



The two pictures show the rose in different lights. The first shows the foiling and on this one you can see the alcohol ink painting.

Go take a look at all the wonderful inspiration on the Gingersnaps blog and hopefully we will see you participate too.

Hope your week is going well. I finish school on Friday and can then say I am retired. Woo that will feel strange, but I am looking forward to having more time to experiment and create again.

Take care, next week I will be able to come and catch up with you all. My huge thanks to those of you who have stayed with me, I really appreciate your love and support.

For now.

hugs {brenda} xox


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20 comments:

Elaine said...

What a FAB card Brenda, great colours, and the rose is gorgeous, how clever to use Ginger Rogers as the main. I love it Hugs Elaine

Sue said...

Rather stunning Brenda and very imaginative in your thinking with the colour scheme, you have made a unique and interesting card, I love what you did with the Rose.
Smiles:)

Kathyk said...

Nope! Never thought of painting with alcohol inks ...... but I may have to rethink that, having now see your fab creation

Happy Wednesday

Kathyk

Dots Dabbles said...

Bitter Sweet, but what a way to go out with a challenge like this one! And nothing but great adventures ahead...Your card is sooo beautiful and does justice to the theme.
Dot x

Ephemera said...

Hi Brenda, fabulous card and great idea to use alcohol inks to paint with. Have a great day. xx

Margreet said...

So beautiful, Brenda....love the warm colours!
xxx Margreet

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really stunning Brenda, love that rose, so beautiful
Lindsay xx

Suze Bain said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, love the painted flower and how clever of you to use Ginger Rogers. xx

1CardCreator said...

This is gorgeous and perfect for the last Gingersnap challenge too! Love what you did with that rose!

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous piece, the colours are stunning, realy sad that Gingersnaps is ending.
Yvonne x

lynne said...

Gorgeous and your rose is really lovely.
Wishes
Lynne

Vicky said...

Simply stunning Brenda...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Just wonderful, the colored flowers looks fantastic.

Juls said...

oooooooooooh wow!!! this is fabulous!!! Hugs Juls

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow Ginger Rogers is just perfect .. and such a pretty card
Lisa x

Netty said...

Loving Ginger Rogers Brenda and its a fab card. x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Brenda this is one amazing card full of beauty and wonderful things to see, that image I love, the rose that you have coloured looks fantastic so do the design and embellishments this is one top notch card and I love it.
hugs
Lorraine x

Sarah said...

Simply a stunning make Brenda love your metallic inking on the Rose and fab pics too..
It will be a sad day for you I'm sure when your finish work, but you will have a lot more time to make even more off your beautiful creations chum to share with us, and also enjoy your retirement :)
Lots Hugs
Sarah x

Shar said...

Stunning card! I love how the alcoholic inks added beautiful shimmer and dimension to that rose!

Thanks for all your great Gingery art over the last month! It's all been fabulous!

Of course, now it's time to get Unruly! Big hugs, Shar

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Just beautiful as always, give it a couple of weeks and it will feel like you have never been at work. Enjoy your free time and have fun crafting! hugs Heidi x