Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Ancient Ages at Gingersnap Creations

Hello everyone..... sorry for being a bad blogger recently.  I am back in the saddle with a little project for Gingersnap Creations' new theme for this month - Ancient Ages.  What a fun one this was for me.... I absolutely love Greece, and have been collecting Greek images and ephemera for a while, intending to use them in a few scrapbooks of our trips.  One was finished a while ago, the other..... well, let's just say at least the photos are organized (but still in the box...... from 1997... yeah, that bad!!!).  Anyway, I used a stamped image of the Erechtheion temple in Athens (from Echoes des Voyages), text from an article on Greek currency from an 1887 issue of Atlantic Monthly Magazine, along with some astronomy stamps (CHF), a Greek key punch (Fiskars), and some paper with a map of Greece.  Oh, and that little Greek key paperclip from Stampin' Up.  This will get tucked into a scrapbook someday, I swear!

I hope you can join us - as always, the theme is waaaay open to interpretation, so you can have lots of fun with it.  Hop on over and have a look.  Happy Wednesday. :)

15 comments:

A Vintage Chic said...

Oh, I love this, Jean! I've had a love affair with ancient Greece since I was in second grade...I remember clearly when I fell in love...

Love all the elements you added to this beautiful card...perfect, as always!

Julie

Linda64 said...

Beautiful page, looking forward to play the challenge.. Thankyou for the inspiration
Linda

Laura O'Donnell said...

super cool, Jean!

Lori said...

Very cool and I just love the vintage look!

Linda Robinson said...

WOWZER.. This is great..

Hugs, Linda

Terry said...

Outstanding page! Love the "Ancient" appeal to this! How wonderful to have visited Greece and have all those wonderful picture memories to scrap!! Can't wait to see what you do with that!

stampdiva said...

You really captured a sense of Ancient Times - wonderful. I certainly plan to join in the fun this month, know I have some stamps somewhere, off to have a browse LOL. TFS. Lynne M x

PetraB said...

It looks amazing, it absolutely captures the ancient spirit.

Lynn Stevens said...

Great collage Jean, It came across my blog roller and had to come by for a closer look see!

2amscrapper said...

what a nice combination of materials

Shar said...

Fantastic card! You certainly picked the perfect elements to put together! Looks amazing!

Dawn said...

I want to join in the GSC history one you have done a marvelous job jean love the ideas on this

Love Dawn xx

Dawn said...

Oh Jean you know I was looking at this challenge all day (SSSS) and it never occured to put my post to that as well lol I am still no where in the zone yet lol but I have no added it to simons challenge as well thanx hun

Love Dawn xx

Cynnie said...

This is a wonderful Greece,aged looking piece....I can relate to thngs in boxes since 1997:) tooooo
Cynthia Schelzig

Cath Wilson said...

Gorgeous piece of work - love everything about it.