I posted this mixed media collage a week or two ago, now everyone wants one, luckily I am holding "four of a kind", I have ALL the aces and I'm really excited to make and post photos of the rest of the collages! Check back for more Marilyn collages this week!
It's been a while since I've posted on my art blog. I'm busy with school and creating some new things for you all to see! One of my favorite projects this summer has been my "Finding Fairy Jars" inspired by my grand daughters; Callyn, Clarah, and Mikayla. Here's Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring!
Linda Ledbetter invited me to be a guest designer for a challenge on her Studio L3 blog. My task was to create something using a technique designed by Tim Holtz. His design is from the 12 Tags of Christmas 2009. You can visit his blog here: www.timholtz.typepad.com. If you are not familiar with Tim Holtz, you should be, he's an amazing artist/designer/writer/businessman with some of the best craft products on the planet. I'm in a group of over 2,500 artists called All Things Tim. Here's the link: groups.yahoo.com/group/allthingstim
Here is my design ~ A little book of Butterflies using layered papers, collage techniques, metals, embossing powders, stamping, ribbons, and a dash of inspiration. I chose Butterflies, red, black and brass.
Linda Ledbetter hosts the most amazing challenges, you can visit her blog here: www.studioL3.com
The best part about some of the challenges I've been participating in, is cost effectiveness. If you don't have the exact supplies, it's okay to make substitutions. You are not required to use the exact stamps or papers or bling suggested by the challenge coordinators or designers. Use the supplies you have, try to achieve the same look. Put your own 'spin' on it, think out of the box! Be yourself! Be creative!
These are some collages I've been working on over the last 2-3 years. My son recently visited Europe and I'm pleased to say I use his photo of Stonehenge in one of the collages. Other images include Venice (a hand watercolored photo from my college days), Naples (an old greeting card), and the Alps (an old old postcard in mint condition I found at a lovely little antique store in Gilbert, AZ. Comments and feedback welcome. Collage sizes range from 16x20 to 20x20