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Thursday, 3 February 2011

ROYALTY VISITS GINGERSNAPS !!



Hi, the Gingersnaps Chestnut Theme Challenge this week is Kings and Queens. Yep Royalty comes to Gingersnaps......cool........so now you have the chance to be a Royal Ginger if you play along with us; how brilliant is that. Again you can create anything you like as long as you use the theme. If you are not sure what I am talking about check out the Gingersnaps Blog link (on my sidebar) for the wonderful DT samples.


My DT Ginger sample is Avant-Garde which is a fun piece. Background is the Rock Salt Distress Ink technique which is fun to do as you never know how its going to turn out. Products used are T Holtz Distress Inks, Black Stickles and Rock Candy Distress Stickles. Stamps by TJ Designs, Paper Artsy and B Line (which have been chopped about a bit). Looking at the photograph I think I should have covered the Queen up a bit and not shown her manly chest for all to see...............lol


Looking forward to seeing what you come up with as its such a great challenge with endless possibilities. Take care and have a great day, Annette x


45 comments:

Susan Allan said...

Nice one!
The look on your king's face makes me smile.It is as if he is wearing the wrong hat, because to me he looks more like Mr. Bean than a king.

It is so funny. I hope you don't mind me smiling, I meant that remark about Mr. Bean, in the nicest possible way.

Avant-Garde means new and different and you have accomplished that, Netty.

Fantastic work!!
Sue xx

Susan Allan said...

Oh, and I love the salt technique too. Nice effect!! (Works great with watercolour paint too)
Sue xx

Don't cross me off your list of friends, will you?

craftattack said...

Now, this royal pair looks better than some others you see in the press! Well done on a very original tag!

Meggymay said...

What a handsome pair these two are. A brilliant piece Netty. xx

Zoechaos said...

Fab piece Annette, great salt technique can never seem to get that quite right myself. Love this weeks challenge will have to get an idea or two out of my head and onto card over the week-end. XOXO Zoe

wearestampers said...

Great piece Annette! The background is very cool. Haven't tried that yet!
Pam

Jan said...

Nettie,
GREAT card and for some reason it makes me giggle :)

roc said...

this is wonderful!

Jingle said...

I love this and I am so excited for this challenge! I can't decide which direction I'm going in, so I may have to do more than one! HA!

Brenda Brown said...

Super cool Annette, love the whole design and your quirky take on this. Mine is made and ready for tomorrow but a much simpler style.
Hope you are having a good day.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

2amscrapper said...

fantastic, clever project!

Yvonne said...

Well done, Annette!

Linda R. said...

I am luv'n this one.. That stamp is wonderful.. Brought a smile to my face.. Hope you are having a wonderful week..

Hugs, Linda

Shelley said...

Wonderful background! I love what you have done with the images too. Cool pair.

Carolyn said...

Annette, your king and queen are a hoot! I really enjoy viewing your creative ideas.

1CardCreator said...

Love your royal couple Annette! ~Diane

Rosietoes said...

This is such a fun piece of work Annette. LOVE the background.

Edna x

Kristel said...

Woww this is really gorgeous Nettie! Looks great!
Hugs Kristel

Anesha said...

Wonderful piece Nettie, does put a smile on your face. :)

Von said...

That's a stunning and unusual peice Annette :)
Von x

Joan said...

what a fun pair and I love your background Annette

PetraB said...

They make me smile, such 'royal' guys. The background is amazing.

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, totally gorgoeus creation hun, beautiful colours biggest of hugs love pops x x x

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Great take on this challenge, love your colors and technique.

Maggie said...

A great fun piece Netty it makes me smile looks like a fab challenge will have to get thinking!!

Candy C said...

What fun are these pieces? LOVE them and the techniques you gave are wonderful! I am going to have to try it! Thanks for sharing your wonderful creative thoughts with us!

McCrafty's Cards said...

these look fabulous a great effect with the salt technique, clever you.
Kevin xx

Martina2801 said...

Netty, your work is always nothing less than stunning! This piece is no exception! SO BEAUTIFUL!

Janet said...

What a brilliant peice of artwork......your blog is so interesting to visit! x

coops said...

oh this is fabulous netty.i love how you have created the background and fab fun images :D

xx coops xx

Jules said...

Hi Annette

I am ao sorry it has taken me so long to get here .. .. where is my time disappearing to?!?!

So much has been happening here both in terms of artistic creations and in terms of lovely news.

It was lovely to read that you have a Great Grandson .. Lewis .. how wonderful. I hope you have managed a cuddle by now!!

I love the card you made to mark the occassion. Very special.

Lots of beautiful makes and gorgeous colours to feast my eyes on .. .. thank you for all the inspiration and also for all your lovely comments on my blog.

Take care.

Love Jules xx

Juls~ said...

Hi Netty!

Luv this darling piece you designed! They are adorable!

Hugs from across the pond!

Juls~

Lori said...

This is a totally fun piece! Love it!

Faye said...

Netty, you are so versatile! I was looking again at the gorgeous journal pages, so romantic and elegant. Then I came to your Royalty and had to laugh. What a surprise! You've done a beautiful job here.

Nan said...

Hi Netty..Your blog has become even more wonderful. Love these pieces! I'm going to try this technique! Thanks for visiting me toay and encouraging me to post my art class paintings. I did! You're right it's only paper!

Electra said...

Sweet, Netty!

Lynn Stevens said...

Thats some Royalty , I wonder if they know how "stuck Up" they are LOL, So sorry but couldn't resist, I do adore your happy couple!
Hugs Lynn

Andrea C said...

hehe I think you might be crazy, this is one funky project x

stampdiva said...

Hi Annette. This epitomises you - unique and cool art!
Got my supplies out for this challenge so MUST make sure I join the fun.
Wishes
Lynne M
(your art fits the theme over at The Stampsmith challenge as this challenge allows you to use stamps from any stamp company)

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Gorgeous fantastic creation and background. The images let me smile, thanks.
Hugs Anja

Sandy said...

So so cool and unique piece Netty. Absolutely fantastic. Really stunning work.

I wish you a wondeful weekend my dfdear Netty.

Shar said...

So striking! Love those images!

Sue said...

This is perfect Annette, I love your background, and your king and queen are brilliant x

Doreen said...

What a great pair of characters,I love them.xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Just a fantastic card, hope that I'll find time to take part, too.