Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Summer Childhood Memories

The August theme at Gingersnap Creations is The Joys of Childhood.
Our Founding  Femme, Shar, states:
Summer is flying quickly past and we, at Gingersnap Creations, want to pay tribute to another part of our lives that flies past - the Joys of Childhood. August will be dedicated to children and incorporating childhood playthings into our art! What a way to beat the Summer heat!

My Ginger Art for this week's Chestnut Theme Challenge, Babes and Tots:

Our sponsor this month is The Stamping Boutique.

My childhood memories are of going to Silver Lake to swim after my dad got home from work.  We'd all pile into the station wagon and head to our lake lot.  We'd swim off the pier and float on our inner tubes as the sun slowly lowered itself at the far end of the lake.  So the TSB digital  image with the setting sun was the perfect choice for my card.  Image is The Stamping Boutique beach baby with hat.

Once again, I double printed the image so that I could fussy cut the beach baby, her hat and blanket to pop dot that portion on top of the original for added dimension.  Vintage Photo and Gold Stickles on the sand.  Just a little bit of Rock Candy Stickles on the water to add shimmer to my Silver Lake.  I used my usual combo of Copics, Prismas, and Kurecolor markers. blue pp: Fancy Papers Celebrate-#643 Play.  The shells are from a more recent memory, my trip to Florida last February where I did the "Sanibel stoop and scoop" for shells.

Be sure to follow the GC113 link to see the other Ginger art created for this challenge. As always, you have a generous amount of time to create your childhood memory and link it to our Chestnut Theme Babes and Tots GC113.  There will be one home page artist chosen at random, and 10 Ginger Gems chosen whose work exemplify the challenge.

Our August Muse is Samantha Read,  Visiting Artists for August are Cassandra at Altered for Him, Silvia (Barnie) and Sharon Rogers.


Micupoftea~ said...

What a special memory, Helene! We had no lakes nearby but played in our sprinklers :)
Love the fussy cut dbl image !

craftattack said...

Lovely, sunny piece and great childhood memories! Valerie

Lynne Moncrieff said...

I enjoyed reading of your childhood memory of summer. Memories are so precious, especially childhood memories.
Your card is brimming with nostalgia, of times of innocence which is what childhood should always be about. So lovely.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful childhood memories, your piece of art looks wonderful and reminds me of our holidays at the north-sea.

Terry said...

What a beautiful childhood memory! Your card is so sweet!

Starr said...

How adorable! You have become a master card artist!

Zoechaos said...

lovely scene beautifully coloured. XOXO Zoe

Netty said...

Terrific take on the challenge and thank you for sharing the memories. x

Sandi said...

What a perfect month for you to be working on childhood! Wonderful pieces as always!

Ali Manning said...

This is adorable, Helene!

Shar said...

Love the scene you put together!

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