Monday, February 21, 2011

Trying Collage Again...

I just had to try my hand at some collage cards again.  I landed up making two, essentially the same design, with one or two different stamps and colour ink. This was my first one, which I am not entirely happy about.  I don't know what it is, something about the postage stamp in the left corner, and the mini staples that are crooked, (although that is precisely how I wanted them), so I guess all in all, I have an imperfect card!

Paper: Hero Arts Notecard and layering paper, Neenah Solar White
Ink: Tea Dye, VIntage Phot, Pumice Stone & Victorian Velvet Distress Ink
Stamps; Hero Arts, Stampers Anonymous
Other: Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher

I prefer my second attempt:

Paper: Unknown cardstock from Hobby Lobby
Ink: Pumice Stone, Forest Moss, VIctorian Velvet & Vintage Photo Distress Inks
Stamps: Hero Arts, Rubber Stampede
Other: Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher

I just love the stamp of that face peeking on the side.  It's called "She Knows" from Rubber Stampede and I found it at Michaels.  And in this card, I did want the tiny staples to be straight!

I still have a lot to learn!  Tell me what you think, please, especially you ladies who are truly experts at this and whose work I admire so much!

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!  We just went and spent way too much on some skiing clothes for our Spring Break trip to Banff in Canada next month.  This will be our first time skiing, and my daughters' first play in the snow!  I am so excited for her!

12 comments:

Dawn said...

I like both of them Brenda... but think the second one is nicer due to the softer green colours rather than the browner ones on the first. You have done well with your collage though. it doesn't look hotch potch but flows together beautifully

Kathy (krolski) said...

I think they are both beautiful!

window dressing said...

I think that maybe you do not like the first one more than the second because the two flower images do not overlap or touch in any way and they are stamped in the same angle. Where as the flowers in the second image touch slightly and the flower on the right hand side is on a slight diagonal angle. I think that it is a difference of layout. I personally still like both. It is just that they are different from each other and different is always a good change from the ordinary.

Barb said...

All I can say is you are becoming a pro at collage very quickly! These are both so beautiful, Brenda!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Brenda, these two cards are stunning and you did a awesome job. There is nothing wrong with your first card--it is beautiful.

Rosemary said...

both cards are lovely, brenda!

walchowDesign said...

Both cards are lovely, Brenda!

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful Brenda! I love the second one because the green softens it somewhat, but the first is beautiful too!

CinnamonSally said...

These are both beautiful Brenda, I agree with Jacqueline the green card is softer than the first but they are both beautiful.

Tiffany said...

They are both wonderful Brenda! The background is breathtaking!

Emily Leiphart said...

These are stunning, Brenda! Your colours and sponging are so perfect.

Godelieve said...

Wonderful collage cards!! Just gorgeous!