Wednesday, March 2, 2011
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 ♥