Friday, September 3, 2010

Paintchip Scraplings with Gingersnap Creations

Happy Friday everyone!  It's the beginning of a long weekend here in the US, and I am very much looking forward to some relaxing family time.  Today I'm sharing the scraplings I made for the current Gingersnap Creations art swap.  We were to use paintchips on our scraplings, but that was the only rule.  Now, as I visited other Gingersnappers' blogs, lots of folks kept remarking about how addicting these were.  I really didn't think anything of it, until I starting making them myself..... oh my! Yes! They are addicting, LOL!

For my scraplings, I used the rose spray from Stampin' Up's Elements of style on four of them.... the white ones are embossed, the brown are StazOn.  The birdie scraplings have stamps from Crafty Secrets, Cavallini, and Stampington.  Then I just started embellishing with rhinestones, pearls, glitter, microbeads, vintage text, punches, baker's twine.... yes, addicting! :)  You can click on the picture to make them bigger... I used the side of the paintchip that had the paint names for some of them, especially if they fit the theme, like "Rambling Rose" and "Rose Embroidery" and "Aviary" - so fun!  I may have to make more of these and add magnets to the bottoms, so that they can be bookmarks, with a little note inside, or maybe even a "library card" grid inside, so that you can lend out both the book and the bookmark, and have your friends "sign in", maybe even give the book a rating.  Lots of fun possibilities.

Hope everyone has a restful and relaxing weekend planned, and that Hurricane Earl doesn't ruin it for anyone! (Our skies are sunny, about 250 miles away from the storm on the Carolina coast).

12 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Wow, these are gorgeous, beautiful work!

Lynn Stevens said...

I'd have to agree with Jacqueline... Gorgeous!

MrsETaylor said...

Simply Stunning Jean

Cath Wilson said...

I've been making them without the paint chips and they're STILL just as addictive. Lovely size and great to work with. Love the way yours have turned out.

Terry said...

I love how you matched some of your stamped images with the names of the paint chips! Way to clever there! All of these are totally stunning! Love them!

Lori said...

Oh my Gawd, these are fabulous!! I just LOVE them! Wow!

joanne wardle said...

magnets are a great idea. your scraplings are gorgeous

stampdiva said...

Beautiful, elegant Scraplings. Especially love the butterfly Scraplings. Gorgeous art. Lynne M

Angelnorth said...

Gorgeous collection of scraplings and I love your idea to add magnets to make bookmarks - might have to try that!

Michele said...

excellent srcaplings Jean! you're a lovely artist.

carole-ish said...

so pretty!! i love the monochromatic look with all the vintage botanicals. yum!!

Shar said...

Your scraplings are amazing! Hope I get some of yours in the exchange!