Monday, April 1, 2013

Celebrating a Year with UPA

Unruly PaperArts Blogozine is celebrating its first year in digital print with a new issue that will "Test Your Metal".  We've devoted an entire issue to all things metal.  Join our talented group of Columnists as they bring you a wide variety of projects and techniques to inspire you!


Missed any of our other issues?

Check them out here:


March 2013 ATC Extravaganza

A whole issue devoted to Artist Trading Cards.  Fall in love with these mini masterpieces or get addicted all over again.





February 2013 Ribbon Cutting

Get creative with one of the most versatile of embellishments in this issue dedicated to ribbon.


January 2013 The Paris Issue

This issue is devoted to all things Parisienne.  From charming jewelry to altered items, the Columnists take on the City of Light.




December 2012 Passion for Paper

Unruly PaperArts pays homage to the foundation of papercraft with loads of inspiration, ideas and articles.




November 2012 Gifts Galore

In the season of giving, the focus is on all presents, wrappings and trappings.





October 2012 Canvassing

Celebrating all things canvas, our UPA designers provide fabulous inspiration & instruction on constructing your own artful canvases.



September 2012 Off to Collage

In this issue, we delve into assemblage and collage in its many different interpretations.




August 2012 Journal It!

We explore the many aspects of journaling within papercraft and mixed media.





July 2012 Catch the Wave

Make a creative splash with seaside scenes and wonderful water techniques.






June 2012 Buds and Blossoms

Explore bring the beauty of flowers and nature into your art!




May 2012 Wedding Wonderrs

A crafty celebration of all things wedding!





April 2012 Ink Minx


A look at the amazing versatility of ink in stamping, papercrafting and mixed media.


Unruly PaperArts features papercrafting and mixed media articles, tutorials and step-by-step projects.  We also have two Reader Art Quests per month where we challenge our readers to join in on the fun with their own art.  Have a great idea?  Check out our Contributor Calls for guest artists and come and share your work!

Our Unruly Community includes both an Unruly FaceBook Group and an Unruly Yahoo Group where art, tips and friendship can be shared.

Come on over and be Unruly with your art!


Saturday, May 5, 2012

We've Moved

After 3 wonderful years of Gingersnap Creations, the Founding Femmes and Gingers are off on new adventures!

Gingersnap Creations has transformed into a new blogozine, Unruly PaperArts, complete with tutorials, interviews, reviews, and unruly art and articles by our regular columnists and guest contributors. Come play our monthly Reader Art Quests and have your art featured in the next issue of UPA.

You can find Shar Briss playing over at Unruly PaperArts as Unruly Editor and creating at her store, Rogue Redhead Designs, which specializes in vintage and eclectic unmounted rubber stamps.

Ali Manning is stamping up great art on her new blog Vintage Page Designs and offering fabulous finds on her Etsy store of the same name.

Please continue to enjoy our selection of past tutorials, interview features and reviews. 

Thanks to all the great Gingersnappers out there for sharing their art and friendship with us!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Wrap-Up: GC144: Copper, Ginger or Rust

We knew we could count on all the Gingersnappers out there to rock this color challenge!  Thanks to all who played! Your art was inspirational.

We would like to thank Retro Cafe Art Galley for their generous sponsorship of this challenge!

Our randomly drawn winner will receive a set of 10 Collage Sheets (your choice of digital or semi-gloss paper sheets). It's a prize pack over $35.00 in value!




Our randomly drawn Home Page Artist this week is

Kathryn
of
Paper Matters

Congratulations, Kathryn! Please email us at gingersnapstamp@gmail.com with your contact details by June 3, 2012 to collect your prize. Your artwork will be showcased on the Home Page of the Gingersnap Creations Yahoo Group as well as on the sidebar on the blog.

Now onto our fabulous Ginger Gem which were chosen by vote by the Gingersnapper community! The Ginger Gems appear in a slide show in the blog sidebar for the entire week, as well as in this wrap-up post, and their creators have the honor of displaying this Ginger Gems blog badge.


For more information about Ginger Gems and entering our challenges, please visit the FAQ page.


Our Genuine
Ginger Gems



Artwork by Lynn Stevens



Artwork by Kate

Artwork by Anna C


Artwork by Terry



Artwork by Sharon R



Artwork by Rebecca



Artwork by Jo Capper-Sandom


Artwork by Sue Law



Congratulations to all our Ginger Gems this week! We hope you take a minute to stop by their blogs.

We wish you all a continuing joyous creative journey!   Thanks for traveling with us over the last three years!  We hope to see you all at our new ventures!

Our tutorials and feature articles will still be here for your reference.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Founding Femme Showcase: Sharon Briss

Well, that just leaves me!  I've had so much fun since Ali and I started Gingersnap Creations 3 years ago.  It's been a blessing to meet so many great stampers and mixed media artists and explore new techniques and styles.  Being part of the Gingersnapper community has been a great way for me to spread my artistic wings in a friendly and supportive environment and expand my knowledge of  papercrafting.  Of course, doing all that with Ali, one of my closest friends, made it even more amazing! 

So farewell from me!  Thanks for everything!  I hope that you have also met some great people along the way and that you will continue to check out all the Gingers' wonderful art on their own blogs!

Here's a few of the pieces I put together for Gingersnap Creations since our inception.  Hope you enjoy the show.


I hope to see you at Ill Tempered Ink, Rogue Redhead Designs and Unruly PaperArts!

Stay tuned for the winner and Ginger Gems for the 4th Annual Copper, Ginger or Rust Challenge - coming Thursday!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

What's Happening on Unruly PaperArts This Month

 
May is a busy month at Unruly PaperArts as we are celebrate wonder of weddings and everything that goes with them.

Wedding Tussies: Trisha Too
If your social calendar is anything like mine, Summer is also known as "wedding season" with joyous unions popping up in my datebook from June through September like lovely blossoms.  For May, we are set to give you a number of ideas for everything from unique wedding cards to awesome tags and mini albums and from altered items to save all those wonderful memories to some fashionable additions to the wedding day itself.

We look forward to sharing many great wedding-inspired ideas with you this month. 

May is  packed with marvelous projects from our creative columnists and our glorious guest artists.


Our May Wedding Wonders Issue
Schedule of Contents

May 3rd: Are YOU Altered?  Wedding Tussies by Columnist Trisha Too

May 5th: Shabby Chic Clock-Inspired Wedding Set by Guest Artist Kathy Ethington

May 7th: Contributor Call for Upcoming Issues

May 9th: Musings of a 2amscrapper: Wedding Lace by Columnist Helene Huber

Shabby Chic: Kathy Ethington
May 11th:  Step-by-Step Border Punch Wedding Card by Guest Artist Cathy Calamas

May 13th: Sponging Spectacular RAQ Showcase

May 15th: Eclectic Elements: Guest Signatures by Columnist Brenda Brown

May 17th: The Wedding Tag: Watercoloring with Distress Inks by Guest Artist Anita Houston

May 19th: Inky Backgrounds RAQ Showcase

May 21st:  RAQ Vote Reminder - Pick Your Favorite Entries

May 23rd: Luce Change: Minimalist Millinery by Columnist Lucy Edmonson

Minimalist Millinery: Lucy Edmondson
May 25th: Transform Your Wedding and Honeymoon Ephemera into a Work of Art by Guest Artist Helga Strauss

May 27th: Gingerbits: Wedding Memory Box by Columnist Carol Fox

May 29th: Beach Wedding Card by Guest Artist Esther Peck

May 31st: A Romantic Wedding Tag Book by Guest Artist Lis Whiting


Come play our May Reader Art Quests which will be posted later today on Unruly PaperArts!

Connect with other Unrulies with our Unruly Facebook Group or our  Unruly Yahoo Group!

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