Hello everyone! Wow, May literally flew by for me. I had been mainly chasing my tail the whole month and I am glad we are moving over to a new month now. Adjusting to the new work situation has been very demanding and I am hoping for a little bit more relaxed time for June (one can hope, right?).
Beginning of June also means that it is time to reveal the next Mixed Media Card Challenge Blog Challenge!!! Here it is – a really fun one:
So what is expected this time? A collage and as an optional element you can use a frame (all the details on how to play along are listed here). I googled the word collage and Wikipedia says the following: “collage is a technique of an art production, primarily used in the visual arts, where the artwork is made from an assemblage of different forms, thus creating a new whole.” OK, so for me, I used the optional element (frame) as my new whole.
I took a piece of border stickers (repurposing old stash here again!), adhered them on a piece of watercolor paper and added some pieces of patterned paper and silver ribbon here and there too. When that layer of bits and stips was done, I treated the surface with a (chalk) light green paint dauber. After that I added some stamping with black ink. Totally random. Stamps are by Finnabair, by the way.
Next I ran the piece thru my Big Shot and cut the frame form. After that I added some black Glimmer Glaze splatters over the surface and glued it down onto a card base. Next I applied a puffy sticker (from a Gossamer Blue kit) as a sentiment and added some green enamel dots here and there. Finally I also doodled around the card base for additional detail.
So that is my take on collage. I know the end result does not exactly match the definition, but that is what they call the creative freedom, right? This is what I ended up with. It is mixed media and it has lots of bits and pieces from different sources in there, so it´s close enough of a collage for me ;-).
I sure had a fun time making this card and that is what counts, right? AND I found a new way to use my old border stickers (I have a ton of them…) and will for sure come back to this idea again and again. It is kind of addictive :). So now it´s your turn. Get your stash and media out and start to play! Can´t wait to see what you make!! See you at MMCC, lovelies!!