Thursday, March 24, 2011

Gingersnapper Spirit Blog Hop

With this week's challenge at Gingersnap Creations being the third annual Copper, Ginger or Rust Challenge, there is also a blog hop involving other Gingersnappers to show off their coppery creations. Here's my piece using "Serena" from The Stampsmith stamped on glossy cardstock with copper StazOn. She's layered onto an embossed copper flashing piece aged with black paint, and then further embellished with dimensional flowers die cut from more copper flashing. I used the smallest 5 petal flower on the tattered florals die and cut 2 for each flower. With one piece, I cut off 2 petals and shaped the remaining 3 and then layered that over the other flower and added pearl seed beads to the center. You may notice the tiny leaves - they're single petals of the same small flower, run through a herringbone embossing folder - I thought it worked well for leaf ribs - and aged with black paint. Be sure to check out the list of Gingersnapper blogs HERE to visit, grab a cup of tea or coffee, and continue on your hop - you're sure to be inspired - enjoy!!

17 comments:

craftattack said...

Beautiful work!

Sharon said...

That is just beautiful - stunning little flowers!

2amscrapper said...

stunning--the embossing and flowers are fantastic with this image!

Debi said...

I love this- just gorgeous, I love all the embossing and layering and those flowers yum x

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Great piece. Very clever on the leaves. I'll have to check out that copper flashing.

Janine said...

again a great piece of art. It looks so great. All those details, so amazing. Best wishes from Janine

Zoechaos said...

Beautiful hanging all those wonderful elements make something very special. XOXO Zoe

Shar said...

So beautiful and elegant! I love all the metallic elements! So pretty!

Jingle said...

This is so beautiful!!! Wonderful piece!

PetraB said...

It looks just stunning. I love the stamping and the little flowers.

Plume said...

Oh my god you worked a lot for this creation. It's just beautiful.

Lori said...

Gorgeous, Penny, just love copper, such a rich look!

Electra said...

This is amazing! I love how you've aged the flashing!

trisha too said...

Beautiful piece--those flowers are amazing!
:)

stampdiva said...

Penny you have taken one of my favourite stamp images and created beauty all around her. The copper and rust colours work so well with this image.
Lynne x

Gerri Herbst said...

I follow you now and am so happy to join you on the Ginger Design team.Cant wait....take care, gerri

Trishia said...

Ewww...luv this!!! I really like combination of newsprint border and the copper.