June Collage Challenge

Over at Green Paper, Mary green posted her June challenge. I saw it, printed out the free collage sheet of required items -you have to use at least some part of all three, and then promptly forgot about it! Luckily, Mary reminded me in a blog post. Here's what we needed to incorporate into our collage . . .

And here is what I did this afternoon:
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I printed the image of the mom, baby & sister twice in 2 different sizes onto presentation paper which I love for the way it makes colors pop! I used a larger size of the flower card as a frame for the family, cutting it out with little snips here and there to make it look nice and encircle my subjects well. For the Holidays was cut out of the perfume ad and placed in the corner; I added the word "home" in charcoal. I put everything on a background text sheet that Mary sent out in April as part of a Green Paper Collage Club mailing. Lastly, I used a Marvy Metallic marker to rim the edges and add a few splatters . . . something I never seem to tire of. Ask my friend Frieda, she has seen me do this technique of splattering for years -but she tells me she loves it!

Mary's challenges are great for making you stretch and trying new combinations in collage and I highly recommend them! Besides these challenges Mary also offers Your Vintage Gluebook as an online class. I took this class last year and so loved it. In celebration of having 300 students take this class in the past year, Mary is offering it at a special price, very affordable and you can read about it here. Again, highly recommended! I always learn a lot and produce a lot when working with Mary.

Hope you have a great evening . . . I have slowly been working on an art journal spread the past couple of days, but it is not quite ready yet. I will keep you posted!