green paper challenge: The Inner Shrine

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It's always a good idea to check out Mary Green's blog, Green Paper, but an especially good time to check it out is around the first of the month for her collage challenge. For this challenge, Mary provides a PDF file of vintage images you can download. Then she challenges us to use at least a part of all 3 images in any creation. I love doing these challenges because Mary inspires me to think creatively . . . what can I do with the images she provides?? It is always fun, it's free, and you get to see what other people do with the same images because they all get posted as links on her blog. It's really a great thing! Mary provides one week for you to get something done. You share your creation by posting it somewhere online -your blog, flickr, website, anywhere you can point a specific link to. There is also a random winner at the end of the week, that usually wins a free download from Mary's e-store, Green Paper Packages.

To see the original images Mary provided for this challenge or join in yourself, go to her January College Challenge post on her blog. I took the images provided -the couple, the roses and the ledger sheet, and printed them out a number of times on various papers and a transparency sheet. I also printed them out in different sizes and just played. What i liked best was the ledger sheet overprinted onto a tan marbled stationery sheet with butterflies. I used this as my base.

The most fun I had was mounting one of the images of the couple
onto a piece of foam core . . . click for details.

I did go a little crazy with the roses . . .
but it was fun! 

Thank you, Mary!!! 

I will be doing Mary's Collage Club too, which starts tomorrow! 
That will be one sure way to keep the new year bright!