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.

9 comments:

Mary said...

my gosh, this is pretty! I love all of the elements, thank you soooo much for playing along.

Lenna Young Andrews said...

I love how she is in black and white and the rest in beautiful color! The trims and lace are such a nice touch.
: ) lenna

Wax Beach Artist said...

I really like this! I love how it looks like she is coming out of the book and I love how you did the flowers, thanks for the tip I am going to have to try that trick!

Sabrina said...

Love all the texture of the elements you included. Rich!

Susan said...

Wow! This is really beautiful! I love your background and the ribbon and lace trims!

lynne said...

How beautiful she is. Once again, your attention to detail by using words from the music and printing the flowers in two different sizes.
I always manage to forget about this challenge which is a pity.
Wishes
Lynne
P.S. Beautiful addition of the tickets

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a romantic collage, love the lace.

Erica said...

Lovely! You added so much beauty to this piece.

daisy said...

Love the layered flowers ... great touch!