Saturday, July 31, 2010

My First Attempt


I just added this second collage at the suggestion of one of my faithful readers, Julie B. :)

Good morning and happy Saturday! Because of the encouragement I got from some of you a couple of days ago, I put together my first collage yesterday. The last one I remember doing was in Junior High where we had a shoebox and decorated the inside with photos and objects that we felt described ourselves best. I remember I loved doing it and even taught it as an art project for children several years ago.

Anyways, here's my first attempt. I kind of like it, but know I'll look back on it later and wonder, "What was I thinking"?! lol.

Oh, btw, how would you like to put together a collage this weekend? I would love to see it! If you create one, post it on your blog and leave a link in the comments section so we can all pay your blog a visit and "ooh" and "ahh" over what you've done. :0)

P.S. I've had a couple of questions in the comments section about my thought process for this collage, so here you go:

I wanted to do something a little romantic so I clipped a rose from our garden and then googled a quote to go with it. I found a song sheet that had a love song on it and then clipped leaves from the roses stem to place along the side. I wanted the collage to have more of an "earthy" feel so I chose a scrap of fabric I use for photo backdrops that's a cream color. Oh, and then when I edited it I put a soft haze over it to add to the romantic affect. :0)


18 comments:

  1. Here's my Ooh and Ahh for your collage :) Very pretty!

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  2. That is so pretty! I really enjoy creating collages; they're in my blog through the tag "A Fine Mess" ~ http://megula.blogspot.com/search/label/A%20FINE%20MESS

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  3. This is really beautiful and interesting. I'm surprised that it's a first attempt. I'd be interested to know more about how you put it together. I've never done a collage myself.

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  4. Very nice, Vicki. Like Dottie, I'd love to know more about your thought process in making your choices. I can see this being a beautiful piece either on its own or combined with other photos, etc. on a feature wall.

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  5. Aww...thanks, ladies. :) I was afraid no one would comment. lol.

    Hmmm, my thought process. I wanted to do something a little romantic so I clipped a rose from our garden and then googled a quote to go with it. I found a song sheet that had a love song on it and then clipped leaves from the roses stem to place along the side. I wanted the collage to have more of an "earthy" feel so I chose a scrap of fabric I use for photo backdrops that's a cream color. Oh, and then when I edited it I put a soft haze over it to add to the romantic affect. :0)

    Thanks for asking! xo

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  6. I put mine on my tumblr: http://orangesparrow.tumblr.com/post/885465443

    :D

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  7. This is so lovely, Vicki! I am constantly inspired by you!

    xo Erin

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  8. oh wow soooo pretty I really want to have a go now great Vicki

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  9. So romantic and lovely! Thanks for sharing it and your thought process too!

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  10. Thanks for the addition, Vicki! You make it sound so simple. :)

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  11. Oh wow so lovely, and it doesn't seem like you've glued your fingeres together behin the scenes as usually happens with me

    http://brightgreenlaces.com

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  12. Thank you, Vicki for sharing how you made your collage. So you photographed real items and didn't just import them from a digital scrapping collection. I love hearing how you put it together...it helps me visualize your process and the fun you must have had doing it! (" xoxo

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  13. Very creative. Nice work...you're inspiring me to try some of the same

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  14. Och and ach! It's amazing and romantic! Love it!

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  15. I'd love to have a go at this!

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Thanks so much for your comments. Your thoughts, opinions, and ideas are important to me!

~ Vicki