Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Color of Money with Gingersnap Creations

Gingersnap Creations has put a little spin on the color challenge this month.... our new challenge is GC108: Color of Money.  Take your inspiration from the colors of currency - from your own country or abroad!  For my challenge piece, I couldn't resist dressing up this little Character Constructions gal in some fabulous blue digital currency from Altered Pages - Foreign Currency.  I made her dress by cutting out several of the same Franc image and layering it like ruffles.  Her bodice was also paper pieced from the bill, and I also made her a fashionable hat.  Of course, she had to be wearing lots of bling as well.  I found the quote online, by.... can you believe it...... Bo Derek!  Remember her - the perfect "10"?  For the background, I stamped lots of things to shop for (dresses, shoes, handbags, sunglasses) randomly over green paper that reminded me of our own currency here in the US.  Some Copics, some distress inks, and some bling added on..... of course. :)

Hope you get a chance to play along!  I'm back from the beach (Topsail Island, NC) but still finishing up that backlog of work from any vacation.... laundry, cleaning, grocery shopping, laundry, and oh... did I mention laundry???  Will be crafty soon.... and... I just might have a wee bit of candy in the near future.  I think it's about time for some more, don't you? ;)

17 comments:

Jacqueline said...

You create with such flair, such a gorgeous piece with great inspiration Jean! Good luck with the laundry too!

Dee in N.H. said...

Beautiful card! and I love that sentiment!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

You cannot beat CC stamps for pure whimsy. A wonderful use of the stamp and great sentiment!
Wishes
Lynne

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Gorgeous...love it! Wish I had a dress like that, love what you have done with the ruffles etc.

Wax Beach Artist said...

What a great card! I love all the little details like her necklace, cute, cute, cute. I bet Topsail was as beautiful as ever, you lucky girl.

Angelnorth said...

Is she vying for a position on the list of famous Belgians, I wonder? (sorry, that may be a European thing!). Great use of the currency image and I love her necklace!

Linda R. said...

This looks amazing.. sounds like it was fun to make.. Have fun at the Beach my friend..

Hugs, Linda

Daniele said...

stunning
hugs

Lori said...

Bo Derek.. really? lol! That is a pretty funny saying. Love the card, it's gorgeous!

Shar said...

Beautifully done! She's so elegant!

Ana Márquez said...

I like the colors and the little lady :-) It's all very cute!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is terrific, Jean! I love the quote. I bought some happiness spending a few pennies in a haberdashery store the other day,

Lucy x

Lynn Stevens said...

Glad your back Jean, Hope you had a great time. Isn't it amazing how the work piles up when your away! LOL. Cute card and love the saying!
Hugs Lynn

Shelly Hickox said...

I love what you did with the skirt - so cool! I really need to get some of those CC stamps. Your quote is just perfect too!

Netty said...

Terrific fun, love your interpretation, x

Gerri Herbst said...

Love this card especially the womans skirt.Thanks so much for your kind words on my garden and my painting for PPF. take care, gerri

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Thanks for the smile on my face, great saying and fabulous card.