Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Gingersnap Creations Challenge - Words of Wisdom

It's a new month, and that means a new challenge theme over at Gingersnap Creations.  This month, we're "Telling It Like It Is" with lots of fun ideas for you to try.  Today we open with the Chestnut Challenge, which is "Words of Wisdom."  Use your favorite quote or truism for this one.  It can be a stamp or computer generated, letter stickers or paper collaged - however you'd like to get your words across.  And the sponsor this month is one that is near and dear to my heart - Rogue Redhead Designs. :)  For my challenge piece, I used as a base a Stamper's Sampler balloon template from several months ago.  I cut it out of some fun Prima resist chipboard and added some pretty Distress Inks and stamping for the background.  Then I added some circles punched from vintage text in French and German, along with some vintage sheet music.  I cut around the adorable reading children from Relish Reading, and attached them in place of the traditional hot air balloon basket.  The quote is also from the Relish Reading plate: "Let us read and let us dance: two amusements that will never do any harm to the world."  Love that.  We all have something in common, no matter where we're from, and we can all share in some way.

So, how about sharing some artwork?  You'll have lots of time to play along in the challenge, and you could be a lucky winner of some gorgeous stamps.  Pretty cool, huh?  Check it out at Gingersnap Creations. ;)


Elli p.´s Stempelvitrine said...

Wouw Jean, what a wonderful creation!
Nice day, Sabine

Netty said...

wow its gorgeous and such a great idea, x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous, I love your balloon, great colours too. Tracy x

Unknown said...

Such a creative piece. That balloon is wonderful..

Hugs, Linda

Lynne Moncrieff said...

So glad to see you using the balloon design again (yes, I do remember your art in The Stampers' Sampler - how could I forget).
Beautifully stamped.

trisha too said...

Jean, this is charming, and a great visual on what a good read can do!!


Lucy Edmondson said...

Such a great idea to turn the two children on a swing into a hot air balloon - and so beautifully done,

Lucy x

Shar B said...

I loved each piece you created in this series! This one is especially sweet!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic, great idea.