Friday, July 8, 2011
Green Paper July Challenge
I've been wanting to play with the Green Paper Collage Challenge and finally got a piece completed just in time - ok, it ends tonight so it really is just in the nick of time! In the challenge, Mary provides a group of three vintage images and your project must use at least a piece of all three. My project is a book cover collage. The featured image is the lovely Miss Helen Pitkin and the other pieces of the collage sheet are the tickets and the flowers. I elaborated on the flower theme by finding a piece of music called "Thour't like unto a flower" from Etude magazine from 1927. I used the piece's title, a scrap of the music sprayed with cranberry Adirondack Colorwash through a flower and flourish Prima stencil, and I even used a few of the words from the song: "I gaze on thee, so fair, so pure". I added some ribbons and lace to the bottom corner and accented the lace flowers with victorian velvet Distress Ink. My layered flowers were created simply by printing the sheet in 2 different sizes so I could stack the flowers for added dimension.