Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sweet Life....Gingersnaps Blue Challenge


I love the Gingersnaps blog......they have the best challenges. I've been lurking there for quite a while. Once I finally decided it was more important to play than to have a perfectly organized studio I have had so much fun. I love using my stamps again. And my inks and whatever else I can round up in this explosion of art supplies I have going!
I was visiting my so very creative friend Lucy today and we were digging through her bits and pieces and she was kind enough to donate (uh, let me swipe, LOL) a lot of the neat stuff I used. It's good to have a friend who saves her little scraps and doesn't think you are crazy for doing so either! I used TH Distress Ink in Faded Jeans distress ink and Glimmer Mists in Seaglass, Suede and Old Brass. So lot's of sparkle which makes me very happy too except I have a hard time getting photos of sparkles and transparencies especially at night and I'm much too impatient to wait til tomorrow. :)

11 comments:

ScrappySuzanne said...

WOW...this is a stunning piece of work with lots of detail to look at and is perfect for the shades of blue challenge. Thank you for your kind comments about Gingersnaps. Ali and Shar work so hard doing these challenges. Thank you for joining us...hope to see you again. Suzanne x

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous piece, you can see all the sparkle and shine. Lovin' all the elements that make up this charming make. thank you for taking time to drop by my little place and leave you kind comment. xx Zoe

craftytrog said...

Absolutely beautiful Nan!

peggy gatto said...

what a beautiful ,rich card!!!!
you asked how I did the hydrangeas. I took a picture of a vase on my mantel. Then I went to photoshop and began with color layers, then a tiny bit of brushes, and 1 filter.
thanks fora asking. I am hooking on the painting part of photoshop!

SmilynStef said...

Playing is always more fun ... think of the organization process as a new discovery (oh, I forgot I had that ... it can often lead to creations you never imagined) ... fabulous design.

JeanFB said...

Wowza, this is absolutely stunning!!! I just love all of the shimmer (yes, some came through in the photo!), the beautiful layering, the fabulous composition - everything! Thanks for sharing and playing along at Gingersnap!

Terry said...

Love this stunning piece! The shine is just delightful! It is too difficult to be organized and craft, so I gave up on the organized part. Sometimes I can't find my glasses!

Electra said...

This is wonderful, I like the added yellow flowers, they really make it pop!

Gingersnap Stampers said...

This is so beautiful! Thanks for taking the challenge - you rocked it.

Terry said...

Congratulation Miss Ginger Gem! Way to go!

Marion said...

Congratulations on becoming a Gingersnap! Your fabulous card was well deserving of the award.

Well done!

Marion
UK