Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Gingersnap Creations 99: Random Redhead Challenge...Fans



This is my fan for the challenge. As I did not have anything Oriental, I decided to do my fan with a Victorian slant. After all, wasn't it the British who persuaded the Orient to open trade with the West?

I used Prima papers and flowers and hand drew the overlapping sections that form the fan. The shape of the fan is loosely based on the palm shaped church fans I remember from my childhood. Helmar Scrap Dots and the fabric adhesive...wonderful.

and here is the challenge from the Gingersnap Creations blog

for this Random Redhead Challenge! Use the image of a fan, a mini-fan or create a full-size fan - your choice. This simple and practical device yields fabulous opportunities for beautiful art.


When the challenge closes on May 15, 2011, we will pick 10 Ginger Gems - fabulous creations that we feel really exemplify that challenge's objective. The Ginger Gems will appear in our wrap-up post and in a slide show in the blog bar for an entire week and their creators will have the honor of displaying our Ginger Gems blog badge.

For the step by step directions to participate in this challenge, please go to the blog where you can also see the beautiful work done by my fellow design team members.

Thanks for looking!

17 comments:

madelineas said...

So pretty Jules. Love the butter flies

Suze Bain said...

Such a feminine fan. Gorgeous. x

Chris said...

How gorgeous! Beautiful colours and I love the butterfly.

Lindsay Weirich said...

oh that is stunning! very vicorian!

1CardCreator said...

This is gorgeous!

2amscrapper said...

spectacular fan!

stampdiva said...

I love this fan, it is so very special.
I am sure it has pride of place in your home.
Wishes
Lynne M

trisha too said...

Jules, this is beautiful!

:)

Gerri Herbst said...

So delightful. The layers of lace, florals, ribbons are magnificent. A true show stopper.take care, gerri

Netty said...

This is so gorgeous Jules. Annette x

JeanFB said...

Love the Victorian take on the challenge - such beautiful layering and wonderful details!

AJ said...

Wow, delightful...

Sharon said...

Oh this fan is just gorgeous! Beautiful!

PetraB said...

This is so beautiful and adorable!

Shar said...

Totally gorgeous! Love all the fabulous textures and layers!

Rhissanna said...

This is wonderful! Thank you so much for linking this to Steam Tea Travels!

Plush Possum Studio said...

I second Rhissanna's comment. You really pulled out all the stops on this! Simply exquisite work!
Thank You again so much for joining the fun!
Rose