Sunday, April 19, 2015

Karen Connor's Lovely Collage Project.

Mother's Day is coming up 

and I've been making cards like crazy! AlteredPages collages have some of the best images to use!

This image comes from 1731D Bits and Pieces.  When receiving a collage sheet, there are numerous images on one sheet.  What works the best for me is to resize and crop the images in "Paint". Works like a charm!

For the base/bottom layer;

I used a paint brush to rub gesso around the edges and then sprinkled extra fine glitter around the edge & allow to dry.

Layering designer paper really gives depth and dimension.

I wrapped a piece of seam binding around the postcard images after adding it to another piece of designer paper.   Add this later to the background with foam dimensionals or clear mounting squares.  Then added flowers around the edge. I did the same technique on the flowers -adding gesso with a paint brush and then sprinkling glitter on top of it while wet.  

The corners is a piece of extra lattice I had in my stash. I cut it out to create some corners.  In the end, I added flat back pearls to them as well.

There are so many collage choices -it's hard to choose which one to use, but I bet you'll find several that you'll love!

Altered Pages products:
collage sheet
seam binding
foam dimensionals

THANKS to our partner for April 2015   AWESOME  Stencil 1 

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Have a marvelous Monday!
Karen Conner

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  1. Lovely collage piece! Love the colors and design.

  2. beautiful! I like the idea of glittered edges

  3. Absolutely beautiful card. ove that paper and the collage image, ooooh!