Sunday, April 07, 2013

Collage Stamping Has Officially Become an Obsession


I seriously love creating these collage stamped backgrounds! Wish I had discovered it sooner! I am so glad that the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge got me thinking about this technique.  You can check out the beautiful card that Dawn made here.

I am preparing for a class I am going to teach - French Country Inspired Projects. I have had fun researching...finding lots of things that will be my inspiration for creating these projects. I have started a Board on Pinterest called French Country. If you would like to check it out - there is a link over in the side bar that will take you to my Pinterest Account.

So, as I am preparing for this class the first thing that I did was to look into color combinations and iconic images that would help give my projects the FEEL of French Country. I found that Golden Yellow, True Red and Deep Blues are often used - so I pulled out some of my supplies that might work within these color ranges.

                                     

I found this really helpful...and need to incorporate this step into my regular creative process.

I knew that I wanted to work with Sunflowers - as they are one of those "iconic" images found in French Country home decor.  I pulled out the Sunflower Bouquet stamp and die set - and decided to make it my focal image. 


And then of course, I couldn't help but create a stamped collage background. Several of you have asked me to do a tutorial on my process of creating a stamping collage - so I turned the camera on while I was in the midst of putting this card together. 
I even created a bit of a collage inside the card as well. I felt like the card front would have been too busy and overloaded if I had added a sentiment to it - so I opted for moving it inside.


 Have you tried using your stamps to create a collage? Do...it is lots of fun! Here the tutorial to show you how I put this card together...Enjoy!




Hope you have a great rest of your weekend! See you soon!

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10 comments:

  1. Jann, this is an awesome take on making a collage. Please hurry with that tutorial. I will be an avid student. PS, so glad I found your blog. Just recently came across graphic 45's French Country line with much of these colors. Love them all!

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  2. Jann, all of your collage cards are beautiful! I love your eggs in the previous post, too!

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  3. Just beautiful. I love sunflowers and your card is just perfect.

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  4. This is absolutely gorgeous! And I agree with you about it becoming an obsession ;)

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  5. Nice job. This is gorgeous!

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  6. Love the sunflowers stamped in the back! This is really beautiful!

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  7. Your video tutorial is great. You make this look quite easy. All of your collage cards are beautiful. This seems to be stilted and I apologize. Finally being able to leave a comment on your blog I'm trying to send you lots of love before my phone gets quirky once again.

    Love you - Leslie

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  8. Fabulous card Jann. I love this style and am off to Youtube to watch as the screen is too small on your blog - I must be getting old as my eyes are not working so well :)
    Hugs
    Lynn xx

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  9. Love the card and the video too. Please make a coloring video as I want to learn more color techniques with markers. Thank you very much.

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  10. Gorgeous card anden technique.TFS a perfect video.

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