Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Women's Work

Gingersnap Creations continues its World of Work month with this week's Spicy Supply Challenge: Office Supplies.  The Gingers were very creative this week as they incorporated so many supplies into their art.  Please do pay them a visit:  GC94.   

I chose to make a bookmark for my planner, using an oversized paper clip and some G45 papers.  The final effect includes a couple of scallop punches, lots of pop dotted layers, and some raised dots made with a black glaze pen.

What office supply can you transform into some incredible art?  You have a generous amount of time to post your project to GC94.  Artwork is due April 10.  You may be the next home page artist or Ginger Gem at Gingersnap Creations!


Domestic Goddess took on a new meaning when American women stepped up (and out of their homes) to work in war related jobs in the factories, shipyards, and munitions plants during the 1940's as their men went to war. The evolution of Rosie the Riveter is a fascinating story in its own right.  She continues to be a symbol for the working woman.  I was pleased to see that Graphic45 would include her in their Domestic Goddess paper collection.

27 comments:

craftattack said...

Great piece! Valerie

Netty said...

Great, Annette x

Jingle said...

This is awesome!!! I love it!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

This surely put the biggest smile on my face this a.m., and then DH and I listened to the music, neither of us had heard that before, and we luved it! I'll have to dig Rosie out, she is still quite a gal, and never ages!

Lindsay Weirich said...

love that clip...hmmmI think i need to make some with my homemade buttons!

Sandi said...

Timeless image! You are likely introducing this to some who don't know this bit of history. Fabulous music and of course love the clip!

MommaSaid said...

This is beautiful and amazing! That would make any job more fun.

Jack said...

I just love this! Such a fabulous image. xx

1CardCreator said...

Love this, the canceled stamp on it looks pretty awesome.

Lacee broyles said...

okay gal this is so awesome!!!!!!! Love the tunes too!!

Beverly Gotthardt said...

I love your bookmark, your song goes perfect with it.

PetraB said...

This is such a great clever and fun idea, love it!

Lori said...

Good stuff, Helene! Love Rosie, and I bet she rode a motorcycle.

Micupoftea~ said...

Never heard that song! I love the variety of projects you do :)

Shar said...

Wonderful altered paperclip! Fabulous piece!

The Nostalgic Scrapper said...

HELLO there... :) hope u r good. what a nice ribbon... and definitely like e papers used!

Terry said...

Love that image! You have created the most amazing paperclip I have ever seen! Love it!

Fritchey said...

Yes, we sure can!!!!! I love this, so creative and awesome!

trisha too said...

NICE!!! Oooh, I do like graphic 45 papers . . .

:)

Tracey said...

What an iconic image and a great bookmark - thanks for sharing - happy weekend xxx

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, this is totally perfect!!! I love to use this graphic in my art too...It is so powerful!!! And I love what you created!!!
XO

Lynn Stevens said...

Now thats waht I call a paperclip!!! So Cool!
Hugs Lynn

Linda R. said...

I could use some paperclips like that.. It look wonderful..

nightfairyscrapper said...

this is an awesome idea love it and your blog rocks!!! thanks for sharing. angela

Heather said...

Super cute...and useful...what a bonus! Hugs!

catscrapper said...

How cute! A very clever project!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's cool... she's got the power ;)

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