"If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you."

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Ginger Snap Creations Copper, Ginger or Rust Challenge

I created this for Ginger Snap Creations' Third Annual Copper, Ginger or Rust Challenge.
I used copper, ginger, and rust to create this collage.  The copper ring is actually a part for a handbag.  I hand-beaded the frame around it.  The lady in the photograph is not a relative, but the photo is one of those wonderful 'freebie' photos that I've had for some time just waiting for the right time to use it.  She is so lovely, she seems to just burst right out of the photograph!  I filled the copper ring containing her photo with Glossy Accents.  I created the collage around the photo using a page from an old book, some rust-colored quilt fabric, a cut-up leather leaf and a ginger-colored paint chip.


  1. Absolutely beautiful creation.
    I'm a new follower,hope you'll join me as well.
    Another cat lover, Amy

  2. Wow, Jeanie! Amazing detail and a bunch of my favorite colors - great job!

  3. Hi Jeanie,
    Lovely piece of art work! Thank you for visiting my blog today. I found my ruffled crepe paper on etsy! You can find all colors. Or if you want, Hobby Lobby or JoAnne`s has it and you can sew right down the middle of the crepe papaer and pleat it as you go. (I just prefer to buy it)!I am a new follower;come follow me too. :0)
    Have a Blessed Sunday~

  4. Gorgeous JeanieBeanie.
    Love the beads and the image is beautiful.
    I hope they pick you as a Ginger Gem.

  5. your art is beautiful! just spent sometime enjoying and admiring the art you create! love your breakfast parfait!!! found you through Amyjo Dayton's blog!!! Signed to follow..don't want to miss anything!

  6. Kim: I did sign up as your follower when I visited this morning. I'm really looking forward to seeing more of your gorgeous art. Ann, thank you for becoming a follower. I am happy to follow you as well. Thanks to all for the kind comments.

    Les: as you are ALREADY a Ginger Gems, maybe I can use your influence to become one too. LOL!

  7. Stunning piece! Thanks for playing the Gingersnap Creations Copper, Ginger or Rust Challenge!

  8. This is lovely, I love how you collaged it all together x

  9. Sweet coppery piece, Jeanie--congratulations on being chosen as a Gingersnap Creations Ginger Gem!!