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Friday, 25 February 2011

GINGERSNAPS SHOWS US JEWELS!!


Hi, Gingersnaps are showing us Jewels and Gold this week........not real ones of course but Jewel colours. The DT have designed some wonderful takes on this challenge and they are all so different which is brilliant.


My piece is made using the Iris Folding technique. I have this brilliant book by Michelle Powell which even includes the papers you need. As you can see it was inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh whom I love and luckily for me, not far from us is a House/Museum in Northampton where you can view all different examples of his fabulous work, plus if you are rich enough you can purchase some pieces, jewellery etc and they have a cafe' where you can get chocolate cake......mmmm Not sure what he would think of my card.........anyway he is not here to tell me is he........lol so thats OK.

Again, as with all the Gingersnaps challenges you can create whatever you like using the Jewels and Gold formula. So come and play with us and join in the fun.

'Oops' before I forget you still have time to apply for the Design Team so please have a go as we are smashing people, honestly.........lol

Have a great weekend and take care, Hugs Annette x

43 comments:

stampdiva said...

Charles would be proud of your interpretation. My friend wis lucky enough to work at the Glasgow School of Art (in admin). I am such a fan of his work and also his wife's work. They had such vision and I still find it staggering when you look at his designs realise how old they actually are. Design would be so different if it were not for his influence.
TFS this piece steeped in richness.
Wishes
Lynne

craftattack said...

Lovely card, love your iris folding, just don't have the patience for it! Your museum sounds good, too, and the choccie cake evn better!

wearestampers said...

Beautiful folding technique! Love the colors too. Haven't got in on this one yet, but I should! The colors are so rich, and normally what I don't use!
Pam

Terry said...

Hi Netty! Love your take on the Jewels challenge. Beautiful Iris fold card. Hope you have a very fun weekend!

Meggymay said...

Wow, Mr Macintosh would be extatic with this beauty, its gorgeous.
I have an award to share with you, pop over to pick it up. xx

Doreen said...

This is fabulous Annette,such talent!!!!.xxx

Shelley said...

It's wonderful! I love the look Iris Folding gives a piece. You've made it lovely!

Sandy said...

Wow Netty what a color explosion. Wonderful card. Great technique. I love it.

Have a wonderful weekend my dear.

Anesha said...

Love the vibrant colours of your piece. Wonderful work. Hugs Anesha

Jolanda said...

I love your project, Netty. I am fan of Charles Rennie Makintosh style, your colours are beautiful with the iris folding.

The Sparkly Fairy said...

This is so beautiful Netty x

kayc said...

I used to do alot of iris folding, not so much now. Lovely card. Take care. Kathleenx

Rosietoes said...

What a smashing take on an old but gold technique Annette. Love what you have done here and I think old Charlie boy would be really impressed.

Edna x

Helen said...

Spectacular tribute - I love this! He is a favourite of mine too. Have some Macintosh inspired stamps I haven't used for ages - thanks for the job - I will look them out....

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is fabulous Annette, I dont like iris folding but I like this. I love the colours you have used too.
Kevin xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

wow- stunning design Netty!

Zoechaos said...

Would never figure this for Iris folding! Love the colours beautiful work XOXO Zoe

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous, I'm sure he would be jealous.

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Great take on his style. This is a beauty, and what patience to create this, looks very complicated.

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Hi Annette,

The Iris Folding looks really neat. You probably need a lot of patience for this technique.

Also, thanks so much for checking out the progress of my roses painting!

Barb

Pops x said...

Gorgeous colours sweetie, a gorgeous creation reminds me of clarice cliff, big hugs love Pops x x x

Nancy Maxwell James said...

gorgeous card Netty! the colors are fantastic! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and are feeling better each day! :)

Brenda Brown said...

What a great take on the Mackintosh style Annette and the colours are just gorgeous.
Enjoy your weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun,what amazing iris folding,you have wonderful patience,hun this is just gorgoues,hugs cheryl xxxx

Tracey said...

What a stunning variation on the iris folding technique, BEAUTIFUL xxx

donna said...

I love what you have created here.. and I love how you framed it too. I have done a little Iris folding but it makes me crazy. Lovely choice of colors and a brilliant idea. I hope you are feeling alot better.

Chris @ My Arty Attempts said...

Fabulous Netty! have a great weekend! xxoo

Andrea C said...

Ooh I love Mackintosh also and his wife's work but mostly (Frances McNair who is Margaret Mackintosh's sister is my absolute fave). You have done an absolute wonderful job on this, it looks so arty and classy and brill. Hope you are feeling better now x

Gez said...

Fabulous creation. The colours are stunning. Wishing you a lovely weekend. Gez.xx

Von said...

Macintosh is a great favourite of mine and this works so well who'd have thought it :)
Luv Von x

Deanna Cosgrove said...

What a creative twist on BOTH challenges. The result is stunning.

Sue said...

This is fabulous Annette, the colours are so vibrant. I love it x

trisha too said...

This is such a beautiful piece, Netty. You far surpassed the challenge with this one!

:)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that's a fantastic piece of art. I'm still thinking on this project.

Minxy said...

I'm not a big iris folding fan but you have made it look amazing :D

Linda R. said...

What a wonderful creation.. I just love the stained glass effect this has.. Soooo wonderful.. Hope you are enjoying your weekend my friend..

Hugs, Linda

Shar said...

Fantastic piece, Annette! Such a gorgeous stained glass effect with your iris folding.

Kim Dellow said...

Love it Nettie! So affective and so beautiful! Kim

Lynn Stevens said...

I think you did Charles proud! Your iris folding is beautiful!

MarleneMAZ said...

Love this card! the colours are gorgeous. You must have a lot of patience for the iris folding, not me :)

Faye said...

Your iris folding jewel tones are gorgeous. I can't wait to send this to my sister, who does iris folding. She will love your work as much as I do.

Electra said...

This is so unique, lovely!

Linda64 said...

Hi Netty, I love doing irish folding, have been a long while since last time I did it, but I might have to dig in to my irish folding material. Really love your project.