Sunday, April 29, 2012

Eternity Beckons 4 x 4 Page

At the Collage Stuff Yahoo Group, I'm hosting a monthly 4" x 4" page swap.  For May, I needed to create art with a Pre-Raphaelite or Medieval theme.  This is my completed page, "Eternity Beckons."  All of the images are from the "Ladies of the Castle" kit at the Deviant Scrap website.  I altered the background adding some Old English text that I found on the internet.  Everything was sized appropriately, printed, cut out and glued down.  Before I glued down the elements, I edged each with a Copic marker so the edges would not be white. The word eternity was highlighted using a black Spica glitter pen after it was glued down.  I added a little bit of glitter to the yellow rose, made the skull's eye sockets a little darker and made the rose on the rolled parchment a little sparkly with a Spica glitter pen.  The German scrap border at the bottom is from Collage Stuff.  The gold filigree corner at the top right is from Collage Stuff.  I added jewel jewels to the filigree corner.  I used Diamond Glaze to secure the German scrap border, the filigree corner and the jewels.  The page is edged with a brown Copic marker to finish the edges.  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Springtime ATC

The April ATC swap at the Collage Stuff Yahoo Group has a springtime theme.  This is my entry.  The background was done digitally using images from the Tumble Fish Studio Spring Market Kit ( The woman, and "spring" images are from the same kit.  I added a vintage Dennison red border label in the right corner and glued the woman image down.  I added a red German scrap rooster, matte olive lace German scrap border and red jewels - all available at Collage Stuff.  I edged the ATC with a green Copic marker to finish the edges.  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 20, 2012

A Random Postcard

Last night, late, I decided it was time for a new postcard.  It's design is sort of random, but I like it!  I scanned in the image of the woman from a book page.  The book has several issues of an old women's magazine.  The title of the section is "Fair Women."  I don't know who decided these women were "fair", but below each photo is the name of the woman.  I'm guessing that these women were in the high society of the day.  I colorized the woman in PSP X4.  The quality of the original image from the scanned book page is not great, but it works for the postcard. I digitally created the wings and colored them in PSP X4.  I used a vintage photo of New York City for the background.  This photo is on one of the Collage Stuff New York City collage sheets.  Everything else was added in PSP X4 using brushes.  Brushes are fun!  You can size them, make them different colors etc.   Thanks for stopping by!  This new postcard will ship with Collage Stuff orders in the next few weeks.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Road Trip Swap on VPI Yahoo Group

This is my entry for the "Road Trip" ATC swap on the VPI Yahoo Group. I made the background digitally. I used images that I bought at the website - the floral background and the arch. In PSP X4, I added the white text. The dog, woman and car image were purchased at Itkupilli's Etsy shop. The "traveler" is another image that I purchased at the website. I sized everything, adjusted colors as needed, printed the images out and glued them down. Each image is edged with a Copic marker so that the white edges don't show. The little jewels, Paris brass charm and Eiffel Tower image are Collage Stuff products. The entire ATC is edged with a black Copic marker. It's another simple design. I had fun making these! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

4 x 4 page

This is the last monthly 4" x 4" page for one of my swap groups. We will be starting another project this fall. I've been buying lots of image kits at the Deviant Scrap website. Every image is from one of those kits. Hidden Vintage Studio, Beth Rimmer and Tumble Fish Studio images were used. The UK bus tickets are from my stash of these tickets. UK bus tickets are for sale at Collage Stuff. I also used a Stamotique stamp with gold paint. I altered the color on mushrooms and fish a bit to make them fit my color scheme better. I used a Copic marker to color the mushroom stems and added a little background color with the same Copic marker. I was in quandry trying to come up with the best colors for the background, but decided black and white would work perfectly. I had fun doing this page! Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sister/Brothers ATC Swap

Here are my ATC's for the March Collage Stuff ATC Swap. The theme is sister/brothers. The sisters image is from the Collage Stuff Little Ones Collage Sheet. I sized it down and placed it on a tag image and printed it out. The background is a foreign dictionary page. Various patterned scrapbook papers were used. I colored a 4" white paper doily with an antique linen distress marker. The photo is backed by an Education Dept. Bus Ticket. I used Brown Tiny Floral German Scrap as an accent. If you'd like to participate in the Collage Stuff Yahoo Group ATC Swaps, just join the yahoo group and start swapping!