Monday, September 1, 2008

My Ultimate Summer Collage Project!


This has been one of THE MOST fun summer projects I've given myself. I'm hosting a collage swap on the Stamp Shack. It's called "Get Your Collage On! Define yourself." Each of the eight folks in my swap are to use a coaster, a piece of mattboard or chipboard, and we're to alter it. I also gave each person a LONG list of supplies they have to incorporate into their collage. At least five items from the list must be used on each collage "page." We design our pages to best reflect who we are, and what we love. For my pages, I've used rubber stamps, stickers, metal embellishments, paper flowers, chains, tags, sewing/stitching, paper clips, lots of gem "bling", skeleton leaves, buttons, a not-so-great (but it's the most decent) photograph of me, resin embellishments, ribbon, lace and lots and lots of dimensional glaze. This was also a fantastic way for me to purge a ton of hoarded embellishments. I'd say approximately six hours of work went into this project, from conceptualizing what I was going to do with each page, to rummaging through my embellishments, and finally, to putting them altogether. All that is left for me to do is to add a large eyelet on the upper left hand corner. We will be attaching all of our pages through this eyelet. I cannot wait to receive everybody else's page and put this little book together.

19 comments:

Kim said...

Ethel, I just love your collages. I have so many doo-dads stashed that I could use for this; I'm going to try it. Thanks.
Kim (sunshinestate)

Julie said...

Hi Ethel

I'm Julie from Inspirational and I'd love to feature some of your creations

Here's a link to Inspirational

http://inspirationalcraftblogs.blogspot.com/

Please leave a comment on my Scrapping Away blog to let me know if I have permission

Thanks in advance

Julie x

lakeslady said...

What wonderful creative work Ethel, you are so inspiring and a pleasure to know too.
Absolutely fabulous.

Tami Bayer said...

These are amazing little collages Ethel. I love that you can use so many elements together and it looks like they were meant to go together.

Kim H. said...

These are all awesome! I love all the fun elements you used! I have mine all done and ready to mail out tomorrow! I even made envelopes to mail them in!

Mary said...

Ethel these are just stunning. I feel so inadequate with mine now. THere are so many elements on each one of these to just marvel over. Everything is so well placed and pleasing to the eye. Fantastic job my shack sistah....I'm so thrilled that I'm going to be getting one of these! Please let me know about future swaps using this technique. I'm going to be practicing until then....

Mary

ScrappyPam said...

Beautiful work!!

Anne said...

Hi, Ethel! These collage cards are beautiful! It sounds like you had a blast making them! And, that the finished book including cards from all your swap mates will be a real treasure! :-)

Jennifer said...

Ethel, you never cease to amaze me with your creativity and artwork. This is beautiful and what a fun swap to do. Wonderful, WONDERFUL collage!

Julie said...

Hi Ethel

You have been featured on Inspirational

Julie x

Jane said...

Ethel, I love your collaged pages...well done
Jx

Pascalebrad said...

An amazing collage. Unfortunately I have four kids so a project this big isn't viable at the moment. I love the idea though. Thanks for your comments on my ribbon box made out of a washing tablet box. Pascale:)

KardKrazy said...

Wow, that is a project! What great fun though, they are just fabulous!

Heather Robinson said...

Wow, wow, wow...I not only love the idea but am blown away by what you've created. It is so personal and beautiful and I'm sure you will treasure it as a personal keepsake. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog.

Linda Elbourne said...

Fabulous

Lorraine said...

this is an excellent idea to encourage people to put more layers on their collages..well done for hosting this swap and I just love your collages and your blog. thanks so much for your lovely comments about my altered book.

Allison said...

these are lovely
AllisonX

Ann said...

great work thanks for sharing.

Ann xxx

SammieJay said...

This is such a fabulous idea and I love the way you have interpreted it.
SammieJay