Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Gingersnap Creations Challenge: Fans

It's time for another Random Redhead challenge over at Gingersnap Creations, and this week's challenge is to use *Fans* in your creation.  You could make a fan, or make a card, canvas, hanging, or other piece that incorporates a fan.  Take it wherever you'd like!

My card uses an image generously provided by Lululiz in Lalaland on *this post*.  I saw it a while back and knew this challenge was coming up, so I immediately filed it away in my collage art file.  You can click on the image to see the sentiment better if you'd like.... it says "The Language of Fans - The fan a language sweet imparts, 'Tis read my many loving hearts."  Apparently in Victorian days the flick of a woman's fan could have special meaning?  Goodness, but love is complicated, LOL!  Anyway, I used some patterned papers from the Curio collection, scored and folded them accordion style, and used them as trims behind my ladies.  The sweet postcard got only a few rhinestone embellies on the fan part.  I also tied a little tassel behind the image to evoke the tassel on the fan image.

The design team and visiting artists have produced some stunning fan art over at the Gingersnap Creations blog - I've had such fun looking at the details on each piece.  We'd love for you to have a look and play along. :)

12 comments:

2amscrapper said...

I love everything about this.

Carrie said...

how FUN! :) Your piece is beautiful :)

Daniele said...

lovely card Jean
hugs

Dolly Daydreams said...

Beautiful piece love all the black and white and the the other colours just make it pop.

Marie

Suze Bain said...

This is really lovely and what a fabulous image. x

stampdiva said...

Perfect in every way.
There is something special in the way that they communicated with their fans, I love the idea of the coy female behind the fan but the message communicated through "fan language" was possibly quite different lol.
Wishes
Lynne

1CardCreator said...

Wow, love your fan!

Linda R. said...

You can tell you had fun with this one.. It is gorgeous..

Hugs, Linda

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a wonderful card, love the fan shape in your card.
Happy Easter to you.

trisha too said...

How pretty--great image, too!
:)

Gerri Herbst said...

So very beautiful. Adore the vintage image, it says so much!gerri

Shar said...

A beautiful and sophisticated card. Love the pleating on the bottom.