Friday, January 6, 2012

Collage Style

Hi Friends,

I've found myself admiring the doodling and collage style of many of the artists I've been stalking over on Pinterest.  So I am testing the waters here... bare with me on this one!!

I'm guest hosting over on Splitcoast this weekend and the website I chose is called "Close 2 My Art".  "Michele" the artist of the pieces found on this website, is incredibly talented, with a very playful flare.  "Often, if something seems too perfect, I will skew it towards the unrealistic to capture the essence of a whim. Although the pieces I design are practical, my hope is that my art will never become so serious that I betray the uniqueness that inspires me."

I love her work!   I chose this fun "Bike Art Print" from her shop as my inspiration.

I started with a card base of Crumb Cake CS and partially covered it with a torn dictionary page from this old dictionary book I got from an antique store - $5.00.

I then stamped the bike (by PSX) onto another sheet from the dictionary, and dry-brush stippled over it with TH Worn Lipstick distress ink.  I then outlined the bike in a teal Copic shade.  Had to add Flower Soft to the basket!  I trimmed it down and then layered that onto dark brown cardstock.

The next part was very simple, I just mounted a sheet of patterned paper from the "Colorful Life" stack by DCWV (perfect for this project) onto dark blue cardstock, layered that onto the card base at an angle, then the bike layer over that.  I then added stitch marks all around my layers.  

Next I turned to some more Tim Holtz goodies for the fun part... I used an Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber in "Snow Cap" to smear some white paint over the layers to make a space for my sentiment.  I let it dry then stamped the sentiment from SUs "Happiness is a Journey" set on the white paint.  I layered a strip of acetate Film Strip Ribbon by TH over the top of all the pieces, and finished with some hearts that I doodled and cut out from the same DCWV paper.  Added a little more distressing to the edges of the card and it was done!

I know it's a little "amature-ish", but I really enjoyed dabbling in the collage realm!  Thanks for sticking with me on this one!  LOL!

TFL, I'm so glad you stopped by!


Anne Temple said...

I think you did a great job. Love the vibrant colors.

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

This is awesome, Anne! I find collage stamping VERY overwhelming and challenging, but I love the look of it.

Lou D said...

wow, and wow Anne!!! This is so neat I don't know where to begin! The collage is very cool, and it really looks like a painting- like it coul dbe on the website! Hugs

Joan Ervin said...

This is the coolest collage ever, Anne!!!!! All the elements are sooo fabulace and their placements are balanced are sooo artistic, gf!!!!