Saturday, April 16, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers - Collage Tag

The new challenge this week at Mark's Finest Papers / Speedy's Challenge blog is the Collage technique, hosted by yours truly.  To see a tutorial on the technique, click HERE

It's actually quite easy to do, and it helps to have stamps in a similar theme that work together well.  I used Just Dandy, two tiny images from Grandma's Boudoir and Garden Fairies

I began with a rectangular piece of ivory cardstock, cut angles at the top, and used a scalloped border punch along the bottom and top angles.

Using the following Distress Inks, I began randomly stamping images from lightest to darkest:
  • Antique Linen
  • Old Paper
  • Scattered Straw
  • Frayed Burlap
  • Walnut Stain

The teensy paper flowers are from Stampin Up!, with little pearls added.

After everything was stamped to my liking, I sponged the edges of the tag with most of those same inks, except Tea Dye and Walnut Stain. 

Even the envelope got some decoration, using a butterfly from Just Dandy.

We want to see your collage creations this week!  You have until Friday, April 22 at 3 pm EST to link them up HERE.  And please note:

The Prize Package has changed!  Every week, we will have a random winner of 1 of Mark's Finest Papers stamp sets from the next month's RELEASE.
For more collage inspiration, check out the fab ideas from these talented ladies:

Thank goodness for the scheduling feature of Blogger.  I am writing this ahead of time, because of my very full week of therapy for my daughter. 

Have a peaceful weekend, whatever your plans.


Stamps:  Grandma's Boudoir, Just Dandy, Garden Fairies - MFP
Paper:  ivory by Stampin' Up!
Ink:  Distress Inks - Antique Linen, Old Paper, Scattered Straw, Frayed Burlap, Tea Dye, Walnut Stain
Punch:  scalloped border by SU, 1/16" hole punch by Fiskars
Other:  sponge, raffia, paper flowers from SU, pearls by Recollections


Marisa said...

LOVE the scallops and the wonderful soft colours you used on this, Colleen. Gorgeous creation!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Love your tag and the great colors!

Andrea Ewen said...

Gorgeous tag, Colleen...the colors are just beautiful and the stamps are fabulous. What a great effect with the slanted top edges...I think it's great that you were able to scallop punch that on an angle!
Very creative and great job hostessing!
Take care my friend, hope all is well...

Joanne (jojot) said...

so beautiful...hope you forgive me for doing another type of collage.....great challenge

Susan Raihala said...

FAB! Colleen, I love that you even decorated the envelope!

Carole F. said...

Such a beautiful tag! Love the way you layered your stamps so subtly.

~Tammy~ said...

I love your beautiful handmade tag!

Anonymous said...

Great creation Colleen! Love all the details esp that scalloped edge. That envelope is really fun! Take a minute to breathe this week and smell some flowers...your family is still in our thoughts and prayers.

Chris R. from Iowa

Vicki Dutcher said...

This tag is so awesome with this technique! i had so much fun doing this challenge! i will do it again!

ps -- hope things are improving~~

Stella said...

You did an amazing job. You picked the perfect colors of ink and I love the classic and elegant look of this tag. Gorgeous!
Enjoy your weekend!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! This tag is gorgeous--love the soft colors! I love the inks and the stamping of the butterflies! LOOOOOOOOVE everything:) BEAUTIFULLY done:)

Pauline said...

Wonderful tag, the colours are so soft and pretty together, It's adorable! xx

Benzi said...

Your tag is beautiful...what a great way to do your collage. And, a beautiful envie, too.

Chrissy D said...

Gorgeous tag, I love the butterfly edging!

Bonnie said...

What a lovely collage, Colleen! I love the soft, subdued colors and the light sponging!

Ann Schach said...

Such a fabulous vintage look! Very pretty, Colleen!

Emily Keaton said...

Sorry it's taken so long to swing by your blog this week, Colleen!! Your collage tag is just gorgeous--even the envelope is a beauty!! I love how you used your distress inks for this. Everything goes together beautifully. And I LOVE the scalloped edges on your tag!! Great job--and a great challenge, too. :)

Shirley said...

Very feminine and lovely!! What a keeper!

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