Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Week 2 with Gingersnap Creations

This is my second week with Gingersnap Creations, and this week is all about a supply challenge. The Gingersnap girls picked "charms" as the supply for this challenge. For the month of February, the Gingersnap Creations DT has an overall theme of Royalty with a focus on adding shimmer and sparkle to their art for each of the weekly challenges.

As I thought about how to incorporate royalty, shimmer, and charms, one thing came to mind. Purple is a royal color, and when I think of royalty, I think of Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth with their ruffled dresses and all the English kings with their puffy shirts.

So for my project today, I chose to use shades of purple with lots of shimmery scallops. I added a sterling silver butterfly charm and a sweet sentiment stamped in purple ink.

Do you see the shimmer on the scallops and the ribbon? I used Creative Inspirations Paint on each of the scallop layers as well as on some white wrinkled ribbon. The colors I used are (from light to dark) Winter Frost, Light Purple, Lavender, and Royal Purple.

This card is one of the few that actually turned out exactly as I saw it in my head! I love it when that happens! :-)

Would you like to play along with the Gingersnap Creations challenge? Create something that fits the supply challenge with charms, add some sparkle, and enter it into the challenge over on the Gingersnap Creations blog. Come on back next Wednesday to see what I've created for the third challenge this month.

Stamps: Vintage Butterflies (Cornish Heritage Farms)
Ink: French Lilac Palette
CS: White
Creative Inspirations Paints: Winter Frost, Light Purple, Lavender, and Royal Purple
Other: white wrinkled ribbon (May Arts), silver cord, silver butterfly charm, scalloped edge punch (EK Success)


WhiteRacoon said...

Very cute! Love the lilacs and purples! =) Cute layers.
Good job!

Vada said...

Beautiful Holly.
Love It !!

Jennifer Wasson said...

Very pretty! Good job!

Shar said...

A beautiful and elegant design! Wonderfully done! Your butterfly charm is perfect!

2amscrapper said...

beautiful shimmery scallops

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Beautiful, love the colours.