Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Craft Room Collage

Hi all – sorry for the late post, but had a bit of a tricky weekend so things got delayed. But am here now with the latest challenge details for Craft-Room. It was my turn to choose a theme and for some reason I thought ‘Collage’ would be a good idea…til I started to try and make my sample. I think Some of my teamies struggled with this theme too, but came up with some beautiful creations so do pop over and visit them. 
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The Oxford dictionary defines Collage as -
'A piece of art made by sticking various materials such as photographs and pieces of paper or fabric on to a backing'.
To start off my collage I chose a colour theme then gathered together  bits and pieces of fabric and ribbon etc.
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I cut a piece of fabric to the size I wanted to use as a base. I chose some green fabric and did some inking and stamping on it in purple and gold. 
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I inked a skeleton leaf with clear embossing ink and heat embossed with gold powder.  I also had some scraps of fusible fibres from previous projects that I re-heated together and have used in the top right and bottom left corners. 
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The image is a stamp from Indigo Blu – who are our generous sponsors for this challenge.
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I used Transfer Artisit Paper to transfer the stamped image onto a dried wet wipe previously used to mop up purple ink to which I also added some script stamping. 
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That all didn't’ really take long – but then I had the job of putting it all together… well I fiddled and moved it around and moved it around and fiddled some more, left it, made a cuppa, fiddled some more….you get the idea ! Once I had eventually got everything positioned where I wanted it I stuck it down quickly before adding stitching and mounting it all onto a piece of dark green card leaving a small border. I'm going to use my piece as a wall hanging - or maybe in a stand up Frame. 
Phew – well done if you’re still with me – that was a long post ! I really hope you join in with our challenge – go on try something different there are really no rules for creating a collage – just go with it ! Esther xx
I’m also sharing my collage wall hanging here -

23 comments:

  1. This is really stunning Esther. Love the fabulous textures and beautiful image and the colours are so lovely.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  2. You did a great job with your collage Esther, love the colours and mine always take forever moving the bits about too. lol.
    Take care.
    hugs {brenda} xox

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  3. I think you nailed theme beautifully here Esther, such wonderful fusion of colours and textures.

    It's great to see you at Stampalot challenge this month, many thanks joining in.

    B x

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  4. Me again Esther, sorry for the stunted comment above, this word recognition system is wonderful except it doesn't see the need for adjectives and tends to miss out.

    B x

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  5. This is just stunning Esther- I love it all, Debi x

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  6. Such a wonderful piece of art. Great colors and texture.

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  7. This is just about as stunning as it gets!!!! Thanks for joining us at ABAC :) :)

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  8. Well I think it's a great challenge and had almost as much fun as you did making my sample. Speaking of Samples your is magical so many elements and techniques in there its a real piece of art. XOXO Zoe

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  9. Such a stunning collage - I love all your texture and the way everything finally comes together so beautifully. You have used so many inspiring little bits and pieces and I thoroughly enjoyed reading your post - love the idea of using a discarded baby wipe with the TAP!
    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful work with us at ABAC's first challenge.
    Juliax

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  10. Hi Esther, this is fantastic, I love your bold and vibrant colours and stamping the whole project comes together beautifully. I also find the placing of all the elements takes me absolutely ages. I am the worlds slowest crafter. LOL. X

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  11. This is really gorgeous Esther, I love the different textures - the fabric is a lovely addition, and your image has transferred beautifully onto the wipe. Although dubious about making a collage, I absolutely loved making mine so thanks for a great challenge!

    Maria xxxxx

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  12. This is so gorgeous Esther, love the colour palette. Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.
    Pinky

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  13. This is stunning, Esther! I struggle with collage too, so much so that I rarely attempt it, but you have done a beautiful job and it's a great take on our inspiration photo. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stampalot Challenge, and good luck.

    Lynne

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  14. Beautiful take on our inspiration challenge thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck

    Hugs
    Francesca

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  15. Gorgeous project! Love the color combo and texture! Thanks for joining us at ABAC!

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  16. Gorgeous Esther, I love everything about it. Julia xxxx

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  17. This is stunning Esther, I love the colours and how you've put all the elements together.
    xxx Hazel.

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  18. Beautiful. I love the colors and layout of this. Thanks for joining us over at ABAC.

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  19. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  20. What a fabulous card and a great take on our inspiration picture. Love the colours and textures and your lady is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month and good luck!

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  22. Beautiful creation - I love the rich colours.Thanks for joining us at the Sir Stampalot September Challenge, Ruth :)

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  23. What a beautiful card. Love the colours and textures. I really appreciate your work.

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