Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Gingersnap Creations Spicy Supply Challenge - Mists


This week at Gingersnap Creations it's another spicy supply challenge using mists. I'm definitely a fan of spray inks - they are such a versatile supply to have on hand. In my project I used two different types. The outer frame uses Adirondack Colorwash sprays in cranberry and red pepper sprayed over a Prima stencil and on the text paper in the frame opening, I sprayed both creme de rouge and gold Glimmer Mists. This whole month the focus is on the Far East and with so many thoughts recently on the people of Japan, I used that as my inspiration. My picture is a tape transfer of an image from Enchanted Mercantile and I embellished the frame with a sprig of Prima cherry blossoms. That got me thinking about the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC that takes place during this month. The trees were a gift from Japan to the US in 1912 and they are very impressive to see in person. As a high school student I had an opportunity to participate in the parade one year in our marching band - I was part of the flute section. Why not get out your mists and be inspired to create a project for the challenge and post a link to the GC blog here - you've got plenty of time as the challenge runs until May 8th. Hope to see your project!

9 comments:

Janine said...

Hi Penny, I saw it already at gingersnap, I think it is gorgeous, the colouring is so beautifull. The total lay-out, the flower, just a great card. Best wishes from Janine

Netty said...

Oh wow Penny this is so delicious. Annette x

stampdiva said...

Penny,
when I saw the challenge theme your name popped into mind as I associate you with sprays/mists. You did not disappoint with your Geisha art. I like the vibrancy of the mists but the peacefulness of the Geisha and the blossoms are a beautiful touch.
I enjoyed reading about your participation in the parade.
Lynne x

trisha too said...

What a great memory--thank you for sharing!

Your misty geisha is vibrant and lovely!

:)

Jules said...

Beautiful project and lovely memory!

JeanFB said...

This is such a stunning piece - I love your use of the mists, and the tape transfer has such an ethereal feeling. Beautiful!

Anesha said...

Really lovely, great colours.

Shar said...

Beautiful! Love the delicate design!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fabulous piece of art, love the flowers and leaves.