Tuesday, 9 June 2020


On a Blogger note - I am using the new Blogger format which apparently is coming into force in June.  Gulp - I find it quite confusing at the moment - I suppose it will take a while to get used to - especially the labels.  Is anyone else finding it tricky? 

I've been inspired by watching some of Tim Holtz's recent Facebook videos to actually have a go at some collages.  Here is my first attempt.  I found this image of a very dapper gentleman in some Tim Holtz Ideology ephemera pack I had so he was the basis of my piece.

I started off with some Distess Oxide ink in Chipped Sapphire and Pumice Stone -and used the spray to add some water.  Once dry,  I added some old Tim Holtz stencils I have which are clocks and gears - I can't remember the name of them!  I also used a word layering stencil by Tim and used some of my Distress Crayons in Pine Needles to add some words and numbers.  I used another old Tim Holtz stencil of dots with some Picket Fence Distress Crayon.  Just to break up the blues I added some Distress Ink in Fired Brick to add a bit of brightness. 

Once my background was done and I was happy with it I added all my pieces of ephemera. I liked the piece that said J & P Coats which I thought went very well with the man and added a few extra pieces.  I had some samples of backgrounds I had made with the distress crayons in Vintage Photo and used this to cut out some Tim Holtz thinlets.  I added some words which I thought went well from a new set of Idea-ology sticker book and decided to call my man Maurice! I went over his coat with an embossing pen and clear embossed it just to make him stand out a big more.

I quite like my first attempt - I think I need to get a few more things for collaging though especially maybe some sort of gel medium and just have a bit more of a play around.  I'm amazed that I had all this stuff in my stash and have never really had a go at collaging apart from on Scrapbook pages.  

I'm adding this into the following challenges:

Double Trouble - For a Man
We Love 2 Create - Mixed Media Anything Goes



Suzanne Reynolds said...

Great job on your collage of items, great masculine and vintage card... handsome card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and Use Your Stuff.

Melanie Hungerford said...

Very cool collage, I really like the background.You've done a great job on something that is not your usual project!Thank you for sharing with us at Double Trouble!

Alyson Mayo said...

What a neat collage - something I have never tried. There are so many elements to something like this! Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :) BTW, I am also using the new blogger and struggling the same way - it will certainly take some time to find the features that have been moved around!

Jo Nevill said...

Thank you for joining us in our Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Design Team Call ! Good luck 🍀

papercraftingprincess said...

Thanks for joining us at Double Trouble.