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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Subway Art...

'Rory Chimney Sweep' provided by Lacy Sunshine
I don't have a clue how my mind decided to connect a chimney sweep with Subway art...  heavy sigh.  But I've decided that she is down there trying to clean off the graffiti from the walls - but wait, maybe she was painting it with that big ole funny brush??  It's Christmas, give me a break on this one!
I loved making my own Subway Art on the brick wall... and I have to acknowledge it was in response to the current challenge at 613 Ave C!  I challenge YOU to follow the theme to use "Subway Art" [ you don't have to make it!], and enter up to 3 creations by Sat., 11/29!  There are two sponsors:  Lacy Sunshine Stamps with a #20 gift certificate and Beansie Doodles offering 3 digital stamps to a winner!  The DT has gone to town and created a plethora [oooh, using my big words here!] of inspiration for you - you can see it HERE!

[Note: specific information on supplies and sources will be found below under “Supplies”.]
  • 6 x 5" white base CS used 
  • I made my own 'Subway Art' by using multiple Christmas and Holiday sentiments stamped in red and black ink.  After stamping, the paper was then embossed with a brick wall embossing folder.
  • For the focal image I used a "Paper Sculpting Technique" that consisted of:  printing the focal image four times, coloring with Copics, fussy cutting different layers, sculpting the individual pieces [dry embossing each individual piece from the back using a large ball tool] and layering with foam tape and glue to maintain the dimension 
  • The image panel and mat were die cut and mounted on foam tape for elevation.
  • The red column, white Candi and green twine were used for interest and balance.
  • Inside was layered with left over papers from the front.
I would like to submit this to the following 
Party Time Tuesday - #190 – ATG
Through the Craft Room Door – ATG
Clear It Out – ATG/ Stash: ATG
Crafty Sentiments – 2 or More Papers  [red with white print mats, plain red mats, handmade Subway Art paper!]
Inspiration Destination #8 – ATG
Winter Wonderland – Let's Get Sentimental
Delicious Doodles #111 –Traditional Christmas
Fussy & Fancy  #127 – Pairs/2 of a kind
Art by MiRan Challenge #19 – ATG
ABC Challenge – X is for Xtra Special [person or occasion]

IMAGES:  The focal image is "Rory Chimney Sweeper" from Lacy SunshineSentiments on the front are a wide selection from my collection; the inside sentiment is from Art Impressions
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; DP and the mats are from stash.
EMBELLISHMENTS: Candi and green twine are from stash; Brick wall embossing folder is a Tim Holtz Alterations by Sissix.

INKS:  the images were printed on an Epson WF-3520 printer & colored with Copics:

Create wildly and color with abandon!  ~ginny


  1. Gorgeous image and colouring I love the shapes you have used very effective Ginny x

  2. I love your stamped Subway Art background, Ginny! You sure can color! Hugs! KathyC/DT

  3. This is absolutely fabulous!! I love it! The subway art makes it so unique! Thanks for joining our challenge at Through the Craft Room Door!

  4. Oh Ginny this background is so cool, love that you made it yourself, and the paper pieced image is so very cute. Love your colouring of it, it's so perfect. A great job all round.

  5. Great take on our challenge here @ CIO Challenge blog...stop by and play with us again <((><

  6. Super card, love your background such a cool idea, fantaƛtic colouring too, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

  7. Super adorable card. :D Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Challenge.
    Deborah GDT

  8. Beautiful !!! Love colours. Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

  9. Gorgeous! Great detail and adorable image! Thanks for sharing your fabulous project and joining us for our current challenge at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  10. Super card Ginny, great image and colours, thank you for sharing with us at Delicious Doodles this week, best of luck xxx

  11. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy and good luck!
    Hugs, Sandra F&F DT

  12. Lovely card .
    Thank you for sharing at Winter Wonderlands 'Lets Get Sentimental' and good luck x Susan x

  13. Great job creating your own subway art, Ginny! And your coloring is just gorgeous :)

  14. Love the image and the colouring. The image just seems to jump off the page! Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Challenges and we hope you join us again soon. Meighan DT

  15. Beautifully coloured image.

    Thanks for sharing with us


  16. Beautiful card and fab coloring! Thanks for playing with us at the Art By Miran challenge. Hugs, Elizabeth


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