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? 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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  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!

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

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

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

  5. Nice job. This is gorgeous!

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

  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

  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 :)
    Lynn xx

  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.

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


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