Wednesday, March 7, 2012

GC #141 Chestnut Theme Challenge

The challenge this week at Gingersnap Creations has a theme of "Granny's Photo Album". I have created these stand-up houses with inspiration from old family photo albums.

This is my Great-Grandma Selma who lived in Erie.

To make the project I cut out two house shapes from chipboard, giving one a window, and covered them with patterned paper and an embossed and sanded paper roof. I essentially assembled everything as a triptych using gaffer tape between the pieces to create a flexible hinge.

Here you can see it fully opened. I added stamping with a Hero Arts stamp and a computer generated phrase - it just had to be "over the river and through the woods"!

And this is Great-Grandma Ida and her house in Pittsburgh.

All is constructed in the same way, just using a different shaped house. That's the fun of hand cutting your house - you can make it any size or shape you'd like. You can see I used a postcard image to cover the back of the photo.

How are you inspired by Granny's Photo Album? Link your project to the GC blog post HERE by April 1st when the challenge closes then between April 2nd and 9th, visit the GC blog again because you will get to vote and pick the Ginger Gems for the Challenge! Also as this challenge is sponsored by Retro Café Art Gallery, one randomly drawn winner will receive an ATC and inchie fun kit from them - a very cool prize you can check out on the same blog post.

As Gingersnap Creations comes to a close at the end of this month and this being my final post as a Ginger, I'd like to thank both Shar and Ali for creating and running such a wonderful group! So many talented artists have connected and become friends through this group and I feel so lucky to have been a part of it.


Sandi said...

Oh I do adore these! I have just starting doing "row houses" and wanted a way to take those a bit further.

Janine said...

The little houses look so cool, love how you made it wiht the photos in front off theme!! The photos themselves are so cute ;))

Lori said...

This is a very cool idea Penny! I LOVE it!

trisha too said...

Penny, Penny, Penny, I may have to case you on this one, these are wonderful!


Anonymous said...

Fabulous!!! Whimsical but at the same time honouring the woman in your family.

Shar said...

I thought these were amazing before I knew they opened! Now, I am just blown away! Just phenomenal design!