Friday, April 1, 2011

Traveling to the Far East

We are letting our creativity travel to the Far East this month! We'll be delving into the arts of origami and paper folding for our technique focus while we explore the delights of the Orient.

Artwork Sharon Briss

We are pleased to welcome Juliet Arrighi as our April Muse! Queen of the ATC and the inchie, we are sure you will love Juliet's wonderful work. To see some of her amazing art now, check out her blog, Ballpoint Bliss.

Artwork by Juliet Arrighi

We would also like to welcome our Visiting Artists for April who will be sharing their fabulous talents with us in our challenges! We are happy to have Tina of Art Chick Studio, Valerie-Jael Tups, and Chris Slater with us this month!

Our artistic journeys will send us trekking toward more fun in the upcoming month including:

~ our 4 regular challenges: Chestnut Theme, Spicy Supply, Random Redhead and Color

~ 4 more wrap-ups with more stunning Ginger Gem art and 4 new Home Page Artists

~ tutorials by Juliet Arrighi, our April Muse, as well as a showcase of her wonderful work

~ some great new tutorials from our Gingers including new posts by Linda Ledbetter, Jules Eickmeier and Petra Berendsen


~ a new column by our brand-new Contributing Artist,

Checking in with our Gingersnappers

We've been busy in the Yahoo Group! Thanks to all the members that participated in the Gingersnapper Spirit Blog Hop and those members and readers that also participated in our Mardi Gras celebration!

Every month, we have special content just for the Yahoo Group. Here's a glimpse of some of what we were up to in March.

We had a sketch challenge:

Here's Beverly G's version on our design.

Artwork by Sharon

We also had our third recipe challenges in the third month of the year so we chose 3 papers, 3 words and 3 buttons. Here are a couple of their great entries:

Artwork by Valerie-Jael

Finally, we did our Technique of the Month - Multi-Color Embossing.

Here's Electra's take on this techique:

And Shar's:

Our Heart Coaster Art Exchange was our biggest exchange yet! We have people participating from all over the globe. Watch for our next art exchange opening in May.

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


  1. Looks like it will be another fun month here. I am happy to be a visiting artist, too, thanks for the invitation!

  2. Wonderful projects and Welcome to the visiting artists and our Muse Juliet, its great to have you all on board. Annette x


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