Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Extra! Extra!

Extra! Extra! Read All About It--Just like my card says. Today is my first week as Visiting Artist at Gingersnap Creations and I for sure know you can hear me clapping myself. A huge honor. One of these days I might even get up enough courage to apply for a Design Team. Well, enough about me--onto this weeks challenge:

GC93: Chestnut Theme Challenge: Get To Work

I chose to make this boy from the Rogue Redhead Designs Relish Reading stamp sheet a Paper Boy. A bit of poetic license here--I don't think Sharon will mind to much since it still has to do with reading.
I know my Mom and Mother-in Law do still love to read the paper. There's just something about the smell of ink on paper and crinkling between the fingers as you turn the pages.
You know the old joke-"What's Black and White and Red all over? Well, I took my colors from that and here's the result.
I used Cherry Cobbler and the Newsprint Designer Series Paper from Stampin Up for my middle panels. I have this wonderful Steampunk Sarah stamp set from Artful Inkables so I used the hot air balloon to over stamp the newsprint panel before cutting it into thirds. My hubby kindly scanned a sheet from our local paper for me to tear and ink for the background panel.  I sneaked in a bit of Zentangle doodling which goes with the month long theme also.
With all our technology there may come a time when people don't remember we had Paper Boys, such is progress I'm afraid.
Come on over to Gingersnap Creations this week and this month to join in on some fun challenges, get some excellent tutorials, and soak up some artylicious projects by some very talented people.

Supplies: Ivory Card Blank 5" X 6 1/2" Halcraft, Papers: Stampin Up-Cherry Cobbler, Newsprint Designer Series Paper, Very Vanilla, Stamp: Rogue Redhead Designs-Relish Reading, Sentiment computer generated, Artful Inkables-Steampunk Sarah, Inks: Ranger Archival Ink-Jet Black, Stampin Up-Cherry Cobbler, scanned sheet from local newspaper, Michael Richard's-red metal dots, Red Prismacolor Pencil, Stampin Up dimensionals.

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G ♥

16 comments:

Netty said...

Totally terrific, x

Evelyn S. said...

I agree with Netty....terrific!

Lucy Edmondson said...

It's terrific, Beverly. Now you go for it and apply for a design team - long overdue!

Lucy x

Jingle said...

This is so cute! I love it!

Terry said...

Wonderful card! Big congratulations on being the GC VA! Perfect choice!

Cgra said...

Congrats, Beverly! I love this card - the cherry cobbler gives it a terrific pop.

Lynn Stevens said...

Congrats on being a visiting Artist. I like what you did with the little guy, very creative!

Marybug said...

Very nice vintage card. MC

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is awesome, Beverly! Love the black and white and red all over theme. A huge congrats on your guest designer gig at Gingersnaps!!!

Jack said...

Love this and what a great use of that stamp. xx

trisha too said...

You're so right--there are things we know about, and our children have no clue!

VERY nice piece, Beverly!
:)

PetraB said...

Absolutely awesome!

2amscrapper said...

It's great having you with us at Gingersnap Creations! Love what you did with this stamp.

Shar said...

I totally love him as a paperboy! Fantastic interpretation of the theme! Awesome card!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Great challenge card.

AJ said...

Love your creation.. great idea...