Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Gingersnap Creations Shared Moments Challenge

It's that time again... time for another Random Redhead Challenge over at Gingersnap Creations, and this month the theme is "Shared Moments."  We are celebrating our gal pals this month, and we are sponsored by the amazing Viva Las VegaStamps.  Wow, do these folks carry a lot of stamps!  I'm pretty sure they come close to having a gazillion different images, in all kinds of styles.  My little project for this challenge starts out with a double glass slide mailer, which I painted and distressed.  Next, I stamped the Beach Bunch image twice - once in black in order to color it with Copics so that it had that "in living color" look, and once in sepia (this version was my "vintage photo" version).  I cut out the colored version and adhered it over sandy colored cardstock.  The sepia version I distressed a bit, cut out to fit the slide mailer, and glued in place under a glass microscope slide.  I stamped the sentiment, Good Times with Good Friends, wrapped a little metallic wire around it, and adhered it above the colored image.  Finally, I tore out a section of student dictionary that I thought had some perfect words on it.... "sand" and "sandal" to go with the beach theme, and "sanctuary" to go with the girls weekend away theme.  I attached a tiny bottle filled with sand and wrapped with more metallic wire.  I bit of doodling on the sentiment, and some metallic dresden trim finish it off.  A few more pics...


I hope you'll have time to play along in this fun challenge.... when you're done, you'll have a perfect little something for that favorite gal pal.... for her birthday or maybe even Christmas (it's right around the corner, you know!  eeeeekkk!)  One lucky participant in this challenge will win a great prize - see the Random Redhead challenge post for the deets.

Before you go, I'd like to ask you to come back and visit me again tomorrow.... I've got a very exciting announcement!  Can't wait.... something new is coming..... all of you scrapbookers and art journalers and glue bookers and heirloom album makers will be especially interested.....  Okay, gotta stop right there.  See ya'll tomorrow!

9 comments:

Shar said...

Fabulous! What a wonderful theme for a slide mailer. Love how you repeated the women on one of the slides!

2amscrapper said...

I have some of those mailers ---I love what you did with it---wonderful composition

penny4thoughts said...

Terrific project, Jean! I haven't played with a slide mailer in years - I used to use some from work, but now they're just plastic boxes and hardly interesting to decorate!

Linda R. said...

This is sooooo cute. I just love that stamp.. I'll be back. Can't wait to here your exciting news..

Hugs, Linda

Wax Beach Artist said...

I love your entry into the challenge! Wonderfully vintage!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful card, love the saying.

trisha too said...

What a great piece, Jean--and I'm all excited to hear your news, sounds like something wonderful!

:)

Heather Jensen said...

Fabulous creations. :)

Diane said...

I might have already said congratulations but my computer is doing funny things so Congratulations.
:D