Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Collage Stamping: Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge #110

 So...I shared these Easter cards with you...and the tutorial on how to create these dimensional speckled eggs by creating a template with a Papertrey Ink Egg Die. 

If you missed it, you can check out the tutorial here.  I had so much fun making these eggs, that I ended up with several card fronts that I didn't turn into Easter cards. I just love those speckled eggs. 

When I went to check out this week's Papertrey Ink Make It Monday challenge, I knew I wanted to use some of those extra card bases. The challenge was to do 'collage stamping' - layering different stamps with various inks to create a collage. Since my spotted eggs were created with ink...I felt like they would be a great foundation for my collage.

Here is how it turned out...Love it! I used the following Papertrey Ink stamps:  Background Basics-Farm and Barn; Fancy Flourishes; and Thanks All Ways. I also used a Stampers Anonymous Script stamp.

Here is a closer how all the elements work together. To help the flourishes blend a bit better, I first stamped them on some scrap paper and then stamped them onto my collage piece. (Inks were  Antique Linen [Distress Ink], Aqua Mist, Berry Sorbet and Smokey Shadow).

This collage was created with some eggs that were done all in hues of brown. The previous one had some of my colorful eggs (blues, greens and pale lavender). I decided to use more earthy or neutral tones for the stamping on this card...(script in Ocean Tides, and Flourishes in Canyon Clay).

And here is a closer view of this one!

This is a very fun technique...really made me pull out lots of different stamp sets and challenged me to figure out how to build them into a cohesive image that supports the focal point which is my sentiment.

I have also done another stamping collage know me....once my creative juices started flowing, I had more ideas than I could put on one I just made MORE! *smile*

Hope you are having a wonderful week...thanks for stopping by.


  1. I think your card is really beautiful, love the speckled eggs!

  2. This is an awesome card! Love the speckled eggs, as well as the collages background! Great choice of stamps as well as colours!

  3. This is stunning Jann! I love the classy colors and script~

  4. Wow! Your card is amazing. I too, love those speckled eggs and am going to check out your tutorial when I'm done here. You have an amazing gift for creativity. So happy to have found your blog.

  5. Love this Jann! Great take on the collage challenge and I love your spotted eggs. Thanks for taking the time to share your technique.

  6. What an incredibly beautiful card! Thanks for it!

  7. Oh, wow, these are stunning!

  8. Love, love your collage work with these eggs Jann. Fantabulosa:)
    The choice of sentiment, script and flourish stamps with the various ink colours were superb choices. Love them both. Inspirational
    Hugs Lynn xx

  9. Absolutely stunning! This card needs to be shown on Papertrey Ink's FB page - truly. It's a beautiful example of how to execute this technique. My gosh it's a beautiful card.

  10. Gorgeous! I will definitely have to check out your tutorial!

  11. WOW, Jann! Your collage cards are simply GORGEOUS!
    I really enjoyed your video on how you created the lovely eggs.
    Great job, and FABULOUS work!


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