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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Genuine Ginger and Copper

This is my entry for Gingersnap Creations Challenge #47 Copper, Ginger or Rust.
I'm using the Grunge Board/Paper album, each page being one of my Creative Groups.
This page is for my participation in Gingersnaps Creations.I'm so happy to have come upon this site.  I love the challenges here and the fact I can use any materials in my creative endeavors.  I truly am a genuine gingersnapper. 
I chose ginger and copper for my theme. Using the I Was A Ginger Gem badge (which I was thrilled to have been given), I put it on a metal frame that has a plastic bubble cover. Tim Hotz Ranger Distress Ink in Spiced Marmalade is the inky background on the grunge board. There are some gingery gems on the crown.
I used Archival Ink in Sepia for the background spatter stamp from Just For Fun and for the ATC Hampton Art Stamp.
Everything else pretty much is copper. I spritzed the ATC with Copper Perfect Pearls. The copper disk, brad and spinner point to 2am on the clock.  More details below the ATC.
I worked very hard to turn that screen to rust but finally gave up and used some copper stuff on it. The photo is of me in my famous bonnet, 2am style. I mounted on the screen (with the TH fastener) some copper thingies that are important in my life (more stories for another day and time): our family's lucky number 13, a crown since it's good to be Queen (now there's a story to be told), H for my name, wings for taking flight and pursuing dreams, the artful disk.  I finished with Maya Road alphas done up in copper Colorbox Ink (Genuine for being a Genuine Gingersnapper), some copper foil scrap, copper Kaiser Craft pearls, and it's all hanging from a copper chain.  This album page will be a nice souvenir for me of GC and the wonderful artists I met at this site.

6 comments:

Linda Cain said...

this is adorable!!! I LOVE it!

Linda

Lori said...

I just love the colors of this challenge. You did a great job with this! Love all the little touches you added to make it personal, very cool!

Pryn said...

WOW!!! This is INCREDIBLE!!! Such artistry and craftmanship...I love it!!!

cathy said...

This is wonderful. I like how you explained why you chose different elements.

Dawn said...

am so glad you left me a comment this is what I meen about finding gems you are fabby at creating love your stuff hunny

Love Dawn xx

stampdiva said...

This is amazing. I can see why you were selected as a Gem as this piece of artwork is that, a gem. Lynne M x

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