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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Boy Who Would Be King

Gingersnap Creations' is getting regal in February. Our muse is Shelly Hickox. Our three visiting artists this month are Holly Brown, Autumn Hathaway, and Sandi McLean,

This week's GC89 Theme Challenge is Kings and Queens. If you'd like to submit your art for this challenge, you have until February 27. One winner will be homepage artist.  And ten will be chosen as Ginger Gems.   Please see all the amazing samples and get more information about the challenge here at Gingersnap Creations

My design team Ginger sample:
Card 4-3/4" x 6"
Patterned background papers:  DCWV Old World Stack.
Background scene from a sample digi sheet from Itkupilli
Boy King digital image from Gecko Galz free January ephemera set
Torn Paper with stamp image from printed collage sheet from Red Lead Paperworks
shell from a broken necklace; mini letter tile alphas

On a personal note:  Art is therapy.  This card was tearfully made in memory of my brother who passed away earlier this week.

14 comments:

Micupoftea~ said...

This is extraordinary...like the stylized image of the boy and the realistic background. Interesting embellies too. TFS~ I am sorry to hear about your loss.

craftattack said...

Great card, a wonderful image, love it!

craftattack said...

So sorry about your brother....Hugs!

Lori said...

Aw, Helene, I'm so sorry for your loss. This is a wonderful tribute, well done!

Sandi said...

Your card is quite wonderful. Serene and peaceful is what comes through to me. Hugs my friend.

Heather said...

Helene~ Super fun! I love the fish! BTW...I was up till 2am last night...and of course thought of you! I should of posted then! Rats!
Hugs..and thanks for visiting my blog!

Netty said...

Helene your card is so beautiful. Am so sorry to hear your news, sending you hugs my friend. Annette x

1CardCreator said...

Big hugs Helene, I am so sorry for your loss. The card is a sweet tribute to your brother, it looks lovely. ~Diane

Michele said...

oh Helene i do love this card! it is a beautiful tribute to your brother who must have been a wonderful person. sending love and healing wishes your way. xo

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Oh Helene. You are so right. Art is such a good therapy when you need to channel your thoughts either towards or away from something so sad as that.
It helped me before Christmas.

:0(((

Keep making if you can.

This made me smile...reminds me of one of those paintings where you look for clues within the picture. Cleverly done. Take care you xx Jo

PetraB said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Your card is such a wonderful tribute. Take care and lots of hugs, Petra. x

Shar said...

Very cool, Helene! Beautifully done!

Fritchey said...

Oh my goodness. I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your dear brother. Yes, I agree . . . scrapping and art are therapy. Sending love and hugs your way. I can really only imagine the heartache you must be feeling right now.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fabulous work, gives a great summer feeling.

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