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Vintage Page Designs: Final Gingersnaps Challenge & WOYWW147

March 28, 2012

Final Gingersnaps Challenge & WOYWW147

I posted the last challenge on the Gingersnaps Blog today!  There's some lovely artwork on there by our talented design team and visiting artists for our final copper, ginger or rust color challenge.  It's sad to see it close, but it's time to try new things and take on new challenges :)

Here's the piece I created.  I seem to have a fabric thing going on right now.  I'm not loving the corners - I've got to figure out a better way to deal with that.


The different layers you see here are from bottom to top: chipboard, batting, muslin, 2 pieces of vinyl wallpaper, patterned paper by Graphic 45, embossed copper c/stock and a strip of rust linen (scraps from my living room curtains!).  Here's a close up:

The main panel is made up of 9 inches that include stamped images from Stampin' Up! and Artistic Outpost.  The circular thingamajig is a key from a vintage cash register.  I love it and have been trying to find a use for it for a while now.

I took a photo of my work table when I was done making this - it was a ocean of orange!  I'm linking it to What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday 147.

Hope you're having a creative week!


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At March 28, 2012 at 9:53 AM , Blogger Mary Ann Potter said...

This is so pretty! I love your use of fabric. I don't do enough with it. Inspiration here, Ali!

At March 28, 2012 at 4:28 PM , Blogger Marjie Kemper said...

Oooh, this is beautiful, Ali! Love the squares and how you've layered all the different textures. The stitching adds so much extra detail. Love it.

At March 28, 2012 at 4:57 PM , Blogger Netty said...

Beautiful layered collage of great textures Ali. x

At March 28, 2012 at 6:50 PM , Blogger PetraB said...

This is awesome, love the texture and the layers. Your 'unloved' corners only add to the charm of the piece!

At March 28, 2012 at 8:44 PM , Blogger trisha too said...

Beautiful piece, Ali, and your work desk is indeed an ocean of orange! It's hard to believe it's the farewell challenge at Gingersnap Creations.

I did woyww this week, too--been cleaning up a little . . .
but not much!


At March 28, 2012 at 10:26 PM , Blogger karen said...

This is a great piece you have created! So many layers that I had to sit and just look at it for a few minutes! Love that vintage cash register key! You found the perfect project to use it on!
xoxo Karen #180

At March 29, 2012 at 1:24 AM , Blogger Lynn Stevens said...

Gorgeous art piece! Love the fabric additions
hugs Lynn

At March 29, 2012 at 3:14 AM , Blogger Julia Dunnit said...

Lovely creation Ali, isn't it funny, your title coloured
my view and I can only see gingers and light browns, not oranges!!
IS that how you do it then - settle ona colour and pull out all related paper and fabric? Wow. Id drown before I got round to tidying up..my desk would be about a foot deep in layers of colour!

At March 29, 2012 at 3:16 AM , Blogger Karen said...

A really beautiful layered collage, I love how you have incorporated fabric along with other mediums, its really gorgeous :)

Take care and have a great week, Luv Karen xx #91

At March 29, 2012 at 3:48 AM , Blogger Laura said...

Absolutely loving this Ali!

At March 29, 2012 at 7:59 AM , Blogger Sharon said...

This is really stunning Ali - great fabric creation!!

At March 29, 2012 at 12:45 PM , Blogger CraftygasheadZo said...

Stunning! Take care & enjoy snooping the WOYWW desks, it's now Thursday but I'm still nosing! Zo xx 74

At March 29, 2012 at 1:54 PM , Blogger Rita said...

Fabulous. You cannot be creative without the mess that goes along with it. TFS. Hugs Rita xxx

At March 29, 2012 at 5:42 PM , Blogger 505whimsygirl said...

Hi Ali,

This is really beautiful. I love all the textures and layers!

Happy WOYWW (on Thursday)

At March 29, 2012 at 6:44 PM , Blogger Miriam said...

Gorgeous work.

Thanks for sharing.


At March 30, 2012 at 11:21 AM , Blogger Queen Of Toys said...

Beautiful work and awesome colours too.

Happy crafting
Eliza no 181

At March 30, 2012 at 6:35 PM , Blogger Shar said...

Love all your great layers and the mix of fab textures!

At March 30, 2012 at 10:14 PM , Blogger 2amscrapper said...

This is stunning!

At April 1, 2012 at 4:24 AM , Blogger SophieNewton said...

Wow, stunning project, I love all the detail. Happy belated WOYWW x
Sophie no.183

At April 1, 2012 at 9:04 AM , Blogger Neesie said...

What beautiful artwork. I love the colours too.
I'm new to WOYWW and amazed at seeing so much talent on my visits. I now know I've got such a lot to learn.
Thanks for letting me take a peek.
Neesie #30

At April 4, 2012 at 11:33 PM , Blogger Deb (dcorder) said...

It's beautiful Ali! Inchies always fight me but I'm inspired to try again!

At April 11, 2012 at 9:10 PM , Blogger Shelly Schmidt said...

Love this project- the fabric is a wonderful design element. Oh heavens, I do not think I could post pictures about whats on my workspace....... I love the idea of making a swatch book for color combo's.


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