Thursday, April 2, 2009

catching up on random stuff...

I posted my first & ONLY layout the other day & I've had several requests for a close up of the collage in the corner...

Sorry...I almost forgot...old age sucks...( that's my excuse!)

Here's the original photo again...



So here you go....a closer look...




Now to answer the question...
How do you make collages?
Where do you start??

For me, if I add the largest part...in this case, the large grunge flower...
and then the large leaves...

Then I find it easier to fill in with the small art parts.

I like the mix of grungeboard, grungePAPER, chipboard & metal...

It makes things interesting...flat is boring...

Odd numbers of the same embellishment or the same type of embellishment seem to work well...

So...if you look closely...

There are 3 of tim's idea-ology snaps...

3 idea-ology corners...actually there are 4, but one is almost covered...

3 of Maya Road's Vintage pearl trinket pins...

The collage in the corner also has some consistency...
lots of ROUND art parts were included.

I hope this makes sense and answers the question...

Here's the cover of a new class...

It's Maya Road's 4 inch binder & it's called "Full of Flowers" and believe me...it is...
It's bulging with embellishments...

Inside peek...
2 full bags of Maya Road chipboard alphabets are included...
I like to be able to mix & match the fonts...



And speaking of Maya Road...
I got a huge box of goodies...
just for the gals attending Scrap St. Louis...
FUN STUFF!!
It won't be long now!

And speaking of Maya Road again...
there's a giveaway here...
Enter...for a chance to win!

Another studio 490 sighting...YIPPEE!

Take a look @ Ranger's home page...

Debbie Tlach made a card & you'll see some familiar looking leaves...COOL!!!
The instructions are there too...
try out the new alcohol inks...

Have a good day...

I'll be...

Mak(ing) Art (kits)
for the gals @ Scrapaganza in Davenport, Ia....
a fun weekend is planned!
wendy

7 comments:

Linda Cain said...

Flat is definitely boring! Not a chance here in a million of that.

LOVE the layout....and the book!

Too much fun!

Linda

Jeanne said...

Just have to build up the anticipation for Scrap St. Louis, don't you? And to see a comment from Linda Cain too! Be sure to save some good supplies for the Hannah's class!

Kim Piggott said...

Wendy this is one beautiful layout!
Such stunning detail and fabulous colour!
hugs
kim x

LynneForsythe said...

Missed you with the Ranger Gang...this past weekend...I know you were with SA...still missed you though...keep on inspiring us with AMAZING creations!!

Debby said...

Wonderful tips on the collage work and I love the book. It's a cutie.

Suze said...

Wendy just fabulous....like EVERYTHING you make ! XXXOOO

Mila said...

Hi Wendy,
gorgeous job! So cute!
Greetings from Italy,
Mila :)