Monday, April 18, 2011

MFP Challenge--Collage


One of the things I learned at the Allentown Stamp Show last week was how to do a collage; so when Mark's Finest Papers (HERE) issued this week's challenge, I was up for it!

First, I started with a Hero Arts clear design "T" set for the large letter, greeting, swirl and tulips. Then I added some other images from stamps I had on hand. I find it easiest to start with a color scheme and stamps of various sizes. The dots stamp is a nice long one to use across the cardstock (even though most of it is hidden under the T.) The tulips worked nicely over them. I then filled in the open spaces with butterflies and flowers--very Spring-y!

After gluing the "T" to purple metallic cs and carefully cutting around it, I mounted it to the card with dimensionals. Crystal Stickles add some glimmer for the final touch.

9 comments:

Harriet Skelly said...

Super collage card - and what timing for this challenge for you! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Well how's that for timing! Great card - thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Mary said...

Doris...great card. I'd say you learned much and used your knowledge well. Very pretty!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Doris, I'm from New Jersey too! (southern, near Philly) I like how your spring-y collage turned out. THanks for giving it a try. :) We're glad you joined Speedy's Friends this week!

Bonnie said...

This is really a great techinque and a lovely card. Glad you're feeling better.

Jackie said...

Doris, I love the collage card you created. I think it's much better than the one we did in Allentown. I love the colors you chose - - how springy!

Joanne (jojot) said...

so pretty...fab collage.....thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends

maryr917 said...

great collage card doris-new techniques are always so fun -have a blessed easter

Susan Raihala said...

Fab collage, Doris! I particularly like your colors and the spring-like feel to the whole thing...very pretty and sweet! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!