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Friday, October 29, 2010

GC Creative Connection #2: Only One

It's time again to craft it forward.  Gingersnap Creations has started another creative connection.  This time the challenge is to use only one stamp. 

The words on the stamp I chose are penny for your thoughts.  I'm hoping your thoughts are to participate by completing your own Creative Connection art using only one stamp on your submission.  Just upload it on your own blog with a link to my blog where you first heard about this month’s Creative Connection. Adding this text on your blog post will help to keep the Creative Connection moving in cyberspace:

“I am participating in a GC Creative Connection. I heard about this month’s GCCC - Only One - from {insert artist name here} of {insert referring blog name and link here}. Why not play along? Post a creation to your blog mentioning my post and the Creative Connection post on Gingersnap Creations. Let’s all craft it forward and see how far we can get this connection to go!”
Don't forget to also go to Gingersnap Creations to link up: GC Creative Connections #2
Please note: to participate in this event, your blog post's main focus must be the Creative Connection.

About my card:

I chose a Canadian stamp from a company called Magenta.  The title on the package is Crafty Individuals.  The stamp itself is in the shape of a tag.  I used Archival ink in sepia to stamp it four times.  I cut out parts of the stamped image and colored them in order to create a layered effect with cardboard and foam adhesive.  The ticket portion is distressed with Ranger Spiced Marmalade ink and layered with some grungeboard underneath.  The photo portion is layered on top of the ticket.  I highlighted the words with a Copic, YG03 yellow green.  Some of the tiny letters were painstakingly cut out and adhered with pop dots to make them level with the layers.  I water distressed the edges of some green paper that I had run through the Cuttlebug using a Tim Holtz Checkerboard Alterations Texture Fade. You can't really tell in the photo, but I highlighted the checkers with some Ranger Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.  I finished with a button and twine.


I'm also using this little creation for Hels' Sunday Stamper challenge: Week #126 green.

4 comments:

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous and lush, love this loads hun, thanks for joinin in with the Sunday STamper x

PetraB said...

This is an absolutely clever design. I love the effect you achieved with the layering.

Lori said...

Well done, Helene! Love it!

Ali Manning said...

This is awesome, Helene - I can't wait to play!

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