Saturday, May 26, 2012

Ginger Snap Scraps' Memorial Day Blog Hop: Day Two!

Welcome to day two of Ginger Snap Scraps' Memorial Day blog hop!! Today is the same theme: red, white, and blue, but everyone has a new project to show you! Be sure to stop by the Ginger Snap Scraps'blog to see all the amazing work the design team has made!

If you're hopping along, you should have arrived here from the blog of the wonderful and talented Connie!

For my project today I played a little with altered art. I took gold acrylic paint and my fingers to paint the background. I wanted to use my fingers to get some texture into the paint. I stamped out the newsprint buildings and painted them with distress ink pads and a water brush. Then mounted them on X-Press Blending white cardstock. I then mounted them in layers and different dimensions with foam adhesives onto the cardstock I had painted. Then I lightly misted the buildings and background with Glimmer Mist and smudged the mist that landed on the gold with a paper towel into the grooves. While the mist was drying I painted the Studio Calico wood stars with white acrylic paint and red & blue Copics. I adhered the stars down with glossy accents to make sure they were securely in place. For the final touch I stamped a flag with a Tim Holtz stamp and distressed it lightly with Vintage Photo distress ink. I found a rouge star that I must have overlooked and decided to add it to the flag for a final touch.

Now for some blog candy!!!

We are giving away a $20 gift card to Ginger Snap Scraps!

  • Just leave a comment here and let us know that you did the following:
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Your next stop on the hop is the blog of the lovely and talented Janea!

If you're just starting the hop here or you've gotten lost along the way, the entire line up is here:

Ginger Snap Scraps -
Ann -
Ashley -
Barb -
Connie -
You're here -----> Gabrielle -
Janea -
Jessica -
Kate -
Maria -
Missy -
Patty - 
Sarah -

Thank you so much for hoping along to my blog today and I hope you enjoyed Ginger Snap Scraps' first ever blog hop!

Red, white, and blue (gold too) fingers for all!

Entering this to Simon Says Stamp and Show's Show a Summer Holiday challenge.


  1. Great job! I love to get my fingers in the paint!


  2. LOVE your cityscape, Gaby! the newsprint was a really nice touch, and i totally dig the wood stars. fabby job!!

  3. Beautiful Card. Love the City Scene you created here. Fabulous Job Gaby.


  4. I am a follower of GSS and liked on facebook. Cute card.

    Sew Sweet N Crafty

  5. Super impressed with your work! It's gorgeous!!
    DT Sister Connie

  6. Fun colors. Love the orange.

  7. Awesome job!!! Love the city scene!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  8. LoVe your card Gaby! pinned and followed! Thanks for the hop!

  9. Wowza Gaby, gorgeous artwork hun! I love that you used your fingers to create this, beautifully done!!

  10. I love this! I am a follower and like on facebook.

  11. Wow Love the Skyline love the Detail and the papers thanks for sharing your Beautiful work and for the chance to win
    I followed all you asked for

  12. Love your card. the skyline is great. Love all the distressing and the way you popped the building up at different levels, gives the card alot of dimension.

  13. Love your newsprint buildings! The layers in this card look fantastic!

  14. Love the layers! Cute cute card! TFS
    Midge :)

  15. So much to enjoy on this beautiful piece! Love the uniqueness of the way you did it..TFS
    Creative Wishes,
    Claire S.

  16. Having such fun finding new inspiration, new cards, new friends. Yes, i am following you now. Thanks for being a part of the blog hop

  17. Oh my gosh, love the buildings. Fabulous job.

    Ginger Snap Scraps DT Sisters

  18. Thanks for sharing how you created your card- I really like how the background came out.

  19. Very cool card! Really enjoying the HOP!
    Hope you have a GREAT weekend!

  20. It looks just as busy as the city. Great card.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

  21. I love your cityscape! Great job!! :)

  22. Great card, I love the newsprint buildings! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

  23. Great card Gaby! Awesome buildings and great scene you have created :)