Artwork by Sharon Briss
May is an exciting time for us as we welcome our May Challenge Sponsor - the Technique Junkie Newsletter! Be prepared for some amazing prizes from Pat Huntoon, the original Technique Junkie! Wait! That's not all! The tremendous Technique Junkie Design team will be playing along with our challenges this month! Look for their posts on Thursdays!
If you are not familiar with this wonderful publication, you can find more information at TechniqueJunkies.com.
We are also honored to have Amy Kinsch of Beeswax Stamps with us this month as our May Muse! You can see her extraordinary stamp art and her new passion, her gorgeous lampwork beads at her blog, Chatterbox.
We are also pleased to welcome our Visiting Artists for May who will be sharing their fantastic art and creativity with us in our challenges! We are delighted to have Electra, Toni Burks and Sue Drees with us this month!
We'll be lassoing up some great posts and tutorials for you 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
~ a Muse Spotlight with Beeswax Stamps owner, Amy Kinsch, as well as some wonderful posts from Amy herself
~ an Industry Spotlight interview with Pat Huntoon, creator of the Technique Junkie Newsletter
~ some fabulous new projects from our Gingers including new posts by Stephanie Severin, Laura Liddell and Annette Goatley
~ another new column by Contributing Artist, Alexa Noble
~ the announcement of our latest and greatest art exchange!
Checking in with our Gingersnappers
Things are never dull with our Yahoo Group members, the Gingersnappers! Every month, we've been having special content just for the Yahoo Group. Here's a glimpse of some of what we were up to in April.
We had a sketch challenge:
Here's Sharon's take on the sketch:
and Beverly G's version on our design:
We also had our Technique of the Month - Wet Paper Embossing.
Here's Beverly G's take on this techique:
We just finished our biggest and most international Art Exchange to date! The pieces for the Heart Coasters Exchange were just magnificent! We had submissions from the US, UK, Canada, Germany, Sri Lanka and New Zealand!
If you want to get in on the fun in our 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 fantastic!
We hope you join us for our trip into the Wild West!