Thursday, July 1, 2010

Mark Your Calendar for Marker Mania

Everything is heating up this July on Gingersnap Creations! Our Summer Supply Spectacular is once again underway! Remember last year's Collage Resources and Passion for Paper? We had a lot of fun focusing on paper products and ephemera.

Our Summer Supply Spectacular 2010 will concentrate on how we add color through media.
In July, we will be focusing on markers of all kind with our Marker Mania!

There are so many different kinds of markers available now including alcohol ink, pigment, permanent, paint and water-based variations. We are challenging you to make your mark this Summer!

We are also happy to welcome Penny Bennington as our July Muse. Penny works with a number of different types of media to create incredible works using rubber stamps and collage techniques. Her mini-books and vintage creations will definitely inspire you. Stay tuned for an interview with this fabulous artist later this month. To see some of her wonderful art right now, check out Penny's blog - A Penny for Your Thoughts.

Artwork by Penny Bennington

Kim Dellow will also be joining us as a Visiting Artist for July and will show off some of her fabulous art in our challenge posts! See her work on Crafty Makes.

Coming back for another month as a Visiting Artist is the talented Stephanie Severin aka SmilynStef! We can't wait to see what she comes up with this month!

We have lots of fun things winging their way to you this month:

~ our 4 regular challenges: Chestnut Theme, Spicy Supply, Random Redhead and Color
~ 5 more wrap-ups with more stunning Ginger Gem art
~ some wonderful projects from our July Muse, Penny Bennington
~ a remarkable 5 tutorials from the Gingers! We have new techniques and projects from Ali Manning, Debby Boltman, Hels Sheridan, Linda Ledbetter and Lynn Stevens coming up!
~ there's another wonderful edition of Jennie's Dimensional Diva column in the works
~ we'll be wrapping up our current art exchange, Soar ATCs, and showing you the great Gingersnapper art that ensued!
~ and finally, our popular Reasons to Stamp will be back to get you going on your August art

Our Yahoo Group, the Gingersnappers, were rising to new heights this June! We challenged them to create some art using birds or celestial bodies in conjunction with our flight theme. Here's some of their lovely creations:

Created by Deb C.

Created by Anita

Created by Dawn

Created by Stephanie S.

We also opened our newest Art Exchange, Soar ATCs, to our Gingersnappers in June. We already have many players and some are already sharing their beautiful exchange pieces.

Created by Lynn S.

Created by Ali M.

Created by Shar B.

If you want to get in on this month's special content for the GC Yahoo Group or the latest art exchange, why not become a Gingersnapper yourself and join our group? The membership process is easy and the fellowship is phenomenal!

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