Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Blue Moon Challenge at Gingersnap Creations

It's that rare time.... a Once in a Blue Moon Challenge for a fifth Wednesday of the month at Gingersnap Creations!  This time we challenge you to create something based on a prior Gingersnap Creations Art Exchange theme.  You can see all of the Gingersnap Creations Art Exchange posts by following *THIS LINK*.  For my piece, I chose the Party Time Postcard exchange.... which was to make a party-themed creation using a 4 x 6 inch format.  I decided to keep with this month's theme (but you don't have to!) of Babes and Tots, and created a little beach party scene using the adorable kids from Rogue Redhead Designs Beach Babes plate.  I colored them with Copics and altered them a bit to fit the party theme.... the little girl in orange now carries a gift bag with tissue peeking out of the top, and the little boy now sports a patterned paper party hat (as does the cutie in pink), and the little gal in the pink dress now carries party balloons instead of a handkerchief.  They are on a sandy beach (leftover background that I made with distress inks), with a patterned paper banner in the background (I believe the paper is from Glitz).  I added the beach party letters along one of the banners, and also added some postcard-type stamps, too (from Stampin' Up and Artistic Outpost).  Isn't it cool... the postmark says Ocean Grove, and I was sooooo close on the date, LOL! 

I hope you'll have the chance to play along!  And ... you've got one more day to sign up for the current Art Exchange, which is Encouraging Words magnets.  Head on over to Gingersnap Creations for the details. :)

20 comments:

Jacqueline said...

This is beautiful Jean!

craftattack said...

This is really sweet! Valerie

PetraB said...

Your postcard is really sweet and so adorable, I love all the little details.

donna said...

Your creation is fantastic, I love all of the images you have used. Made me smile..Donna

Alexa said...

This is just gorgeous - love it x

Ana Márquez said...

It's so cute! :-) Thanks for sharing with us, dear, hugs!

Marjie Kemper said...

This is beautiful! Love all your stamping and the coloring. That postmark stamp is a really neat addition! Thanks for your nice comment on my blog... I appreciate it!

Ali Manning said...

This is amazing, Jean - I love how you used this set to create a fun beach party!

Linda R. said...

This is wonderful. That image is amazing.. well done..

Hugs, Linda

Michele said...

this card makes me think of a beautiful children's book illustration. it is lovely. xo

Dawn said...

How delightful Jean so cute. Dxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Great card, that looks like a lot of fun.

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Jean
Firstly, my copy of CS arrived today and I want to congratulate you on another stand-out project for this publication!!!!
Your Babes & Tots artwork is simply adorable with the most amazing attention to detail.
Wishes
Lynne

Netty said...

This has to be the most enchanting postcard ever, so reminds of the old style birthday cards I received as a child. Have a great weekend Jean. Annette x

~*~Patty S said...

your card is SO charming...Love all the sweet details...makes me want to party :)

Happy Weekend to you!
oxo

Deb (dcorder) said...

This is so fun!!

Elli p.´s Stempelvitrine said...

Pretty card Jean !
Have a nice weekend, Sabine

Shar said...

Beach party - brilliant! Love it! Great hats and the balloons are amazing!

2amscrapper said...

totally delightful!

Holly said...

How CUTE!!!! I love this little beachy party scene!!