As if I don't have enough to do already, my bloggy pal Lauren introduced me to the Green Paper Collage Challenge. The first of each month they post digital images, and you need to make a collage project using a part of each one. Well, I took an online Collage 101 class last year from Claudine Hellmuth, and I can tell you I definitely need practice. So since this is once-a-month, I figured I could probably fit it in.
The great thing about digital is you can mess with the colors, sizes, opacity, etc., of each of the images, so there are SO MANY possibilities. Plus, with collages you can pile on lots of s-crap, thus allowing me to continue my "use what you've got" plan.
So here's my card, then I'll explain:
Then it got weird. It needed a sentiment, but where to put it? I decided it needed a banner, and it needed some unexpected irreverence. The girl kept staring at me, and it was boring, so I added some googlie eyes, printed out the sentiment on linen paper, and stuck it on a trimmed toothpick. That metal flower thingie on the right (from a pack I picked up at Mike's on my road trip...HEY, it was 49 cents for 6 brads) cleverly covers the bottom of the formerly disembodied banner holder.
So there you have it: a collage-y card with googlie eyes. Not something you see every day, eh? :)
Okay, then. I'm going back to play some more on this LAST day of my vacation. I have a few challenge sketches stacked up in there, and I hope to get to at least one of them before the day is out.
Thanks for stopping by!