Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Its been a hoot...but I've reached the end

"Eh?" said the wee owl....

"Whooooooooooo said that? Whhhhat you talking about, the END?"




Well, today is my last challenge for Gingersnap Creations as a member of their Design Team and I've loved it on there. If you've not been involved at all with the Gingersnappers and the amazing challenges they set, then I highly recommend it.

Today is the start of the annual COPPER, GINGER or RUST challenge where you can play along by making anything using any or all of those colours.

I decided to make a card using my new 'Wee Owl' and 'Small Moon' which were released last week by Stampotique Originals.



I tried to create a really woody/musty/dry leafy feel to this by adding a bit of crackle paint and inking over it.

I used all Stampotique stamps- aswell as the owl and moon I added Mushroom Group , Swirl Stalks and Abstract Foliage. If the United States isnt easy for you to place an order directly from Stampotique Originals, then Happy Daze here in the UK stock all the stamps I've used. The new designs are on their way and Moira is taking pre-orders on them and you pay when they arrive.At least that way you are guaranteed to receive your choices. All you have to do is email Moira at Happy Daze with what images you'd like put to one side.



Please take a look at the rest of the team's ideas, there are some beautiful ones.

Thank you girls, its been a pleasure. I shall be still joining in with challenges when I can though, you haven't seen the last of me lol :0).

31 comments:

Helen said...

Jo, this is so gorgeous - when I saw it on Gingersnaps I knew it was yours before I saw your name. Sorry you're no longer going to be DT'ing for them but I know you will have lots of irons in the fire elsewhere so we still get our Jo fix!!

Paula said...

loving the texture and woodland feel of this creation.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Wonderful piece with such fabulous close-ups of that yummy background.

Cath Wilson said...

Gorgeous, Jo. That texture gives it that touchy feely element I love. Didn't know you had new stamps out - cool! Shall have to take a look... dangerous!

Saskia said...

Wonderful card, I love those crackle paint accents!

Karen said...

Wonderful, wonderful textures and rich colours! What a beautiful card. It is very evocative of brown crunchy leaves. I can almost smell a crisp fall day....

Marilyn Rock said...

Love the crackle in this piece - just wonderful! xxoo

Moira said...

It's a beauty Jo

craftimamma said...

What gorgeous texture Jo. You have most certainly achieved that woody effect. I can smell it, lol!

Love the way all your stamps have worked together.

Hugs
Leslsey Xx

Willy said...

What a beauty,Jo! Wonderful use of the crackle paint.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Magical creation, love the beautiful warm color combination and the fabulous crackle background texture!
Hugs Anja

1CardCreator said...

Awesome card, love the background and the owl looks awesome too.

Basement Stamper said...

beautiful creation this week! Love those colors and the design of it all.

Basement Stamper said...

beautiful creation this week! Love those colors and the design of it all.

Valerie H. Wilson said...

OMG, totally kew!!!
I can smell the earth in it!!
Val :)

Carol Q said...

aw that's so lovely Jo. got a lovely "woody" feel to it.

Kaz said...

This is gorgeous Jo. I am loving all of your new stamps. Thanks for making such versatile moons!! xx

jan said...

What a HOOT!

hazel said...

Beautiful! I love everything about it.

Dolly Daydreams said...

Your new stamps are gorgeous you really captured the woody earthy effect.

Marie

Chris A. said...

What an adorable little hooty. Love the colors and texture. You should enter in the Gingersnap challenge. Copper, Ginger and Rust. XO

Chris A. said...

What a dolt I am. You did say you were entering it in the challenge.
Sorry.

Shar said...

Love this fabulous creation! Your new stamps are wonderful!

Missing you already.....

Laura said...

Sorry to see you leave us Gingers but it is great to see all the good things happening for you. Loving your stamps. I have quite a few now!

The crackle on your mushrooms looks amazing.

Sid said...

Fab card Jo !! love the texture !!

TAB said...

Truly lovely colours and texture with a really woodland feel.

Alexa said...

I love this card - the textures and colours are beautiful.

thekathrynwheel said...

Oooh I love the crackle effect on this - lovely!

Feenzauber said...

Another great piece of artwork ...lovely.. :-)

Toni said...

Jo... as always this is wonderful... I just loce this little owl... Good luck to you and you'll be missed at Gingersnap.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a fantastic tag, love the crackled background.