Friday, December 31, 2010

Relish Ginspiration!

Happy New Year, Everyone!!  Sorry I've been AWOL for so long, but I have had No. Time. To. Craft.  It's been all good - seeing family and friends, going to some exciting events, shopping, etc.  But it's certainly time for me to get back in my craftroom and rejoin the blogging civilization.

For some inspiration, I turned to a favorite stamp set, Relish Reading, and to the latest "Blue Moon" Challenge over at Gingersnap Creations.  If you are like me and trying to recapture your mojo after the holidays, this Gingersnap Challenge is just the ticket.  Several of the DT have each come up with their own challenge - so there are 6 to choose from! You can do just one, or do them all.  I'm going to treat it sort of like Tim's 12 Tags, and try to work my way through each and every one.

Today, I'm joining in Petra's fabulous challenge to Use Your Paper Scraps.  She has a gorgeous example at Gingersnap, and you can catch the details on *Her Blog*.  I particularly loved how Petra used vintage text scraps in her background.  She added many beautiful details that I just didn't have the time for today (but I am sooo going to try after the holidays!!), like weaving and then stitching her patterned papers into a gorgeous flower garden.  For mine, I cut some stray scraps of text, music, and patterned papers into strips, then layered them onto cardstock.  I cut the panel down to size and mounted it onto my card base.  That fine-looking lad and the sentiment are from Rogue Redhead Designs' Relish Reading plate, and the gears are by Tim Holtz.

I hope you'll get a chance to play along.  There are tons of great ideas over at Gingersnap Creations.  Thanks for the Ginspiration, Gingers! 

14 comments:

Netty said...

Beautiful card Jean. Annette x

PetraB said...

Thank you for choosing my Ginspiration challenge for your card, it looks amazing. I love the way you used your scraps together with the stamped image. Your card is fabulous. Wish you a very happy new year!

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

Gorgeous piece! Wishing you and your familyl a Happy New Year....may 2011 be filled with creativity and sparkling color!

Lori said...

This is a wonderful card, really love the text paper. I hear you about time to craft...on the other hand, it's important to spend time with the ones you love. Happy New Year, and here's to more time for art! lol!

Shar said...

Fabulous use of scraps! Awesome card, Jean!

Susan Allan said...

What a lovely way to use up scraps of paper and nice to see a 'male' in the starring role...makes a pleasant change.
Wishing you and your family lots of good things for 2011. Happy New Year and thank you for all your fab comments and support on my, blog. You have no idea how much I value your input!
Sue xxx

Michele said...

excellent card Jean! welcome back and happy new year! i look forward to the beautiful things you will share. xo

Angelnorth said...

Great use of scraps and he's a fine looking lad, tis true! Happy New Year to you and yours!

Terry said...

Fabulous use of scraps! Love how you added a few gear embellishments! Love this!

mustavcoffee said...

Hello there, love this card, great use of scraps so inventive and the colours together are great.
I hope you have a healthy, prosperous and very happy new year:0) xxx

2amscrapper said...

Great take on Petra's challenge. Helene

Dawn said...

Oh lovely scarps hun

I really like this card, simple but full of eye catching items to look at too, I love the stamps and the way you have used them to a great adventage with the colours.

Happy New year to you and I too am going to craft today =) my first is a while good idea about kicking the Mojo back in to touch I often look for a challenge to help me start off I also looked at GSC and a couple of others so off I go.

Love Dawn xx

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Jean,
beautiful card!Happy New Year to you.
Hugs,
Marie

stampdiva said...

Good to have you back Jean. Wonderful details on your card. Want to wish you a Happy New Year. Lynne M