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. 
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.
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. 
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. 
The image is a stamp from Indigo Blu – who are our generous sponsors for this challenge.
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. 
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 -


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

  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

  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

  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

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

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

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

  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

  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.

  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

  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

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

  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.


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


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

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

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

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

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

  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 :)

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


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