Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Did you know that  this month is Gingersnap Creation's third birthday! Happy Birthday dear Gingersnaps!
For the month of March, Retro Cafe Art is sponsoring Gingersnap Creations  and the theme is  "Family" with a focus on heritage pieces with antique or distressed art. If you read my blog you know how wonderful Retro Cafe Art is for amazing altered art supplies!  I am  lucky to be on both  design teams so, this month will be a dream come true. Don't you love when different  people, experiences or events intersect in our lives. Well, back to this week's  Gingersnap challenge which is called GC141 Granny's Photo Album.  I imagined this card today to be the front of an antique photo album with  working hinges and a cross.

I started with the lovely woman image from Retro Cafe Art collage sheet called Pretty Women. I layered the transparent text from Retro Cafe Arts collage sheet called Daguerreotypes and put her in the Fancy ATC frame that I painted an aged green brown and edged in gold. She was layered on  beige tattered lace on some patterned background paper. I added the Retro Cafe Art Cross Cut outs using a large one with a smaller cross on top for dimension. They were painted gold and red. Some paper hinges came next. Details included glittery Stickles, shiny red pearls and green metallic thread. The sentiment says "Radiant" and was layered on some glittery golden ribbon.

Hope you will have a radiant week.
take care, gerri


"Radiant Details"

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  1. Wow, love this piece gerri, such depth to the image.
    Hope your week is going well.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  2. Fabulous and beautiful design Gerri.
    lovely greet

  3. I just love this. Once again your tiny work has me in awe!!!

    Hugs, Linda

  4. So lovely! I really like how you layered the cross cuts too. Hope you're doing well and getting settled in cozily. I'm finally starting to feel a bit better from this horrible virus. I think I needed the rest from so much traveling. LOL

  5. Delightful blog! I'm a new follower! ♥

  6. Beautiful Card Gerri!! Love the transparent text over the photo!!
    and Congrats on being a Gecko Gal :0) Hugs!!

  7. Gorgeous Gerri, I love the vellum piece too!

  8. REALLY pretty, Gerri, gorgeous details!


  9. A wonderful card, love the transparent look.

  10. Great work Gerri, I need to find some time to play along!
    hugs Lynn

  11. Great piece,Gerri. Love what you have done with it all ... especially the hinges. xoDonna

  12. This is beautiful, I love how you've layered the transparency over.

    Maria x

  13. Beautiful work. I love that cross. Cheers, Holley

  14. Wishing you April flowers and sunshine! Love this 'Radiant Details'!


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