Wednesday, May 05, 2010

GIngersnap GC53 Chestnut Theme-Read

Over on GIngersnap Creations, the Chestnut theme is Read!  You can interprete this anyway you like, using a well loved book as a starting point or text or anything you like!  I , in my normal jump straight in , don't worry about it, used some pages from an old book, which I bought especially to tear up! Many years ago I took a class at CHA on altering books, (and I am an avid lover of reading and books), and up to that point, desecrating them was an enigma to me! Tear up a book, turn over the corners, write in it! NEVER! But the class taught me to do just that, and although initially it was hard to tear out pages, and paint them and write all over them, I now can, and have done, and will continue to do so. In fact I have 2 altered books on the go, and love creating new works out of old discarded , unwanted pages.
My project for the theme was to grab some pages and glue them with Studio Multi medium direct to the wooden bird. I then used mica sprays, and gently sprayed  all over the text. Allow it to dry. The number 35 for the eye, just fitted perfectly. I did gently stamp over it with the open Sequin stamp.  I then used one of the wings from Mr Holtz's Fanciful Flight die to add to his tail. , and I had embossed some Ten Seconds Studio metal and made a sandwich with it sticking humungo tape to card and then the metal to the card, and running it through the big shot within an embossing folder. I cut them out , turning the metal upside down on the second cut to get a mirror image ( if you see what I mean). I added a little strip of embossed metal to the bottom of the bird. I also cut up a few pages and made a mini book to hang at the bottom of the bird. I did spray and add black paint to the metal to give it a bit of depth.
 So grab an old book from the charity shop, and just pull out one or two pages, and decorate them and enter Gingersnap Chestnut theme! Go on, I dare you!! lol

26 comments:

wsxwhx721 said...

IS VERY GOOD..............................

Laura said...

Love this!!!! Superb and I love the take on the theme!

Sid said...

Fab birdie, love the mini book too !

Tracy Evans said...

Love the bird, a great take on the theme. Love the colour too. Tracy Evans x x

Kath said...

How gorgeous is that! I love the liyyle book.

Lucy Edmondson said...

Great bird! The artwork is good too! You amaze me how much you manage to make and always so beautiful,

Lucy x

elina said...

i loooove your new bird collection!! i love your combination of crafts and techniques!

whyducks said...

cool birdie Jennie, I love the colour too. x

Rosemary said...

Oh Jennie that is beautiful

Jan said...

Great project! Love a dare!

ScrappySuzanne said...

Wonderful and different take on the theme at GSC.....gorgeous colour.
It does take some getting use to doesnt ....tearing a book?

Lori said...

Awesome project, I love it! Really like the little book you made, brill!

Atypical Girl said...

I love this creation!

Sherry said...

It's fabulous! Destroying a book is never so bad when you create something beautiful from it I always think.

Linda Ledbetter said...

This is precious! I love how you took this challenge to a whole new level, Jennie. Super clever use of the bird die!

Angelnorth said...

Love the teeny weeny book dangling from the base of the bird - great project!

Deborah March said...

WOW!!! FABULOUS inspiration!

Shar said...

Your bird has sent my imagination soaring! It's amazing!

The Inky Minx said...

This is awsome and i just love the colours

craftytrog said...

I love it!! That birdie is fabulous!! xx

Netty said...

terrific

CHARITY CRAFTER said...

This is gorgeous x Leigh x

Gillian said...

Love what you have done with this cute little birdie Jennie, brilliant xox

Christine said...

Such a beautiful project!!! I enjoy your talent so much!!!

Blessings,
Christine

Linda Cain said...

This is just too stinkin'cute!
Linda

Lynn Stevens said...

Jennie Love your little bird and book, simply adorable!