Monday, August 1, 2011

Joys of Childhood

Summer is flying quickly past and we, at Gingersnap Creations, want to pay tribute to another part of our lives that flies past - the Joys of Childhood. August will be dedicated to children and incorporating childhood playthings into our art! What a way to beat the Summer heat!

Artwork by Sharon Briss
using an Audrey and AJ image
from The Stamping Boutique

This month, we will be welcoming The Stamping Boutique as our August sponsor. The Stamping Boutique is dedicated to quality products and original artwork. They not only provide wonderful digital images in their store, but also several lines of red rubber and clear polymer images. The Stamping Boutique designers are chosen for their character and personality, as well as, their beautiful designs. We hope you enjoy seeing some of their designs through our challenges in August.

Our August Muse is Samantha Read, whose whimsical art and playful style is certain to wow you. A long-time Gingersnapper and former Visiting Artist, Samantha has agreed to share some of her wonderful creative process with us. We'll be featuring her in our Muse Showcase on Saturday, but if you want to see her art now you can visit her blog, My Crafty Dog and I.

Artwork by Sam Read

We are also pleased to welcome our Visiting Artists for August who will be sharing their awesome talents and art with us in our challenges! We are delighted to have Cassandra at Altered for Him, Silvia (Barnie) and Sharon Rogers.

We've been playing with some great ideas for this month and we have lots of fun planned!

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

- our Blue Moon Challenge is back again for another round of inspiration and perspiration as we make you work for this one

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

~ a Muse Spotlight with Samantha Read, papercrafting and mixed media artist

~ a Sponsor Spotlight featuring The Stamping Boutique's Tracey Malnofski

~ some fabulous new projects from our Gingers including new posts by Helene Huber, Gerri Herbst and Petra Berendsen

~ another fantastic column by Contributing Artist, Alexa Noble


~ we've got another great Art Exchange for you!

We hope you will play along with us as we use this last month of summer to salute those fabulous childhood pastimes and memories.

1 comment:

Thanks for your wonderful words!

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