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Thursday, 24 March 2011

Annual Ginger, Rust & Copper Challenge

I really cannot believe its has been over 12 months since I joined the Gingersnaps Creations design team.  Even if I have struggled with a couple of the themes I signed up to I have always enjoyed my spot!  The ladies are really friendly and supportive (extremely talented too goes without saying) - even to someone like me who doesnt always have time to join in the chatter!

Each year the challenge is to create your piece based on the Gingers colour, copper and rust!  You can get your thinking caps on as you have a month to submit your entry.  Additional fun with this challenge is a blog hop/spirit event - you can see the details here to start hopping.

I have used an 8x8 canvas mount, which I gessoed, painted, gessoed, painted, stuck text down - ripped off and started again.  You will get the picture as I am sure you have these moments yourself!  Rusty Hinge distress ink was the main ink used along with Walnut and Wild Honey.  My children kindly said it reminded them of ginger and rust colours but dearest hubby was not so kind lol!

Stamps used were a set of Tapestry Stamps and a PaperArtsy Hotpick plate. The text is from a very old Wild Flower guide which I picked up whilst on holiday a couple of weeks from a secondhand book shop in Wales. The original book only cost two shillings - so definitely an old one.

Pop along to the Gingersnaps Blog to see the eclectic samples from the other Design Team members and details of the blog hop and spirit event.  I hope you have enjoyed looking at my piece - I would love to read your comments!  Thank you  Suzanne :)

26 comments:

craftattack said...

Great work!

Sharon said...

Oh this is gorgeous - love the little owl!

Debi said...

This is lovely Suzanne- I love the owl stamp x

2amscrapper said...

so beautiful! It's perfect for the blog hop!

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Perfect sentiment and image together. Love your canvas. Just picked up some a couple of weeks ago, you've got my little grey cells thinking.

Juls said...

love this!! Hugs Juls

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous Art Suz, know exactly what you mean about start stop restart but it was so worth it this would grace any wall XOXO Zoe

Suzi B said...

This looks great Sue..I think I can guess which book shop you are on about :) and guess what I've never been!,,, be putting that right!

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous piece Suzanne, love the colours and text paper and the layout draws your eye into all the pieces.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Laura said...

Fantastic make. Love the soft distress of this piece. The colours are lovely.

sharon said...

Really like it. The wise old owl looks to be telling us about courage. it might inspire me to have a go. xxx

Shar said...

Fabulous card! Love that owl! Great use of the colors!

Jingle said...

This is fantastic! So beautifully done!

penny4thoughts said...

Beautiful, Suzanne and so gingery! I love the vintage text background you created - that book sounds like a terrific find!

Netty said...

Its terrific and love the owl. Annette x

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a lovely card. Love the torn and sponged edges... great images. :o)

PetraB said...

This is such a beautiful card, love this little owl.

Plume said...

Oh I love the soft mood set by your creation. I love the printed background and the composition of your canvas

Electra said...

I love everything about this! and yes, I have TOTALLY had those moments!! lol

trisha too said...

This is a beautiful piece--such great details, and what a great image!

:)

Anesha said...

Wonderful canvas,lovely textures. Good luck with your seedlings. :)

Nicola said...

Stunning creation Suzanne, you have such patience which shows through this beautiful piece of artwork.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Nigel said...

Wonderful creation, and I the layering effect sounds similar to the canvases I'm working on at the moment. I wonder if any will turn out gingery?

Toni said...

Suzanne, love your canvas, and all the different elements involved. Yes, I do know what it's like to paint and re-paint and paint again. I think thats whats so wonderful about art, "Do Overs" are acceptable !... Love your piece !

Dolly Daydreams said...

Amazing and so beautifully executed a real masterpiece.

Marie

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's wonderful.

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