Saturday, 18 June 2011

SCROLLS WORK STAMPS - Vignette Collage

This is a piece I have done for Scrolls Work Stamps and for my homework piece for week 3 of the 'Composition for Collage' course with Claudine Hellmuth.

Scrolls Work will sadly be closing their doors on the 15th July, but at the moment they have a whopping 60% of their whole range. If you pop over you can certainly grab yourself a bargain.

I am learning a great deal and also feeling more confident that I have an intuitive eye for composition and have used the techniques Claudine is teaching without knowing what I was doing. I know I can now improve on that though.


I am sure that this is a vignette composition but not a true one in the sense of it having a strong focal point. I think it is successful in that it sits in the middle of the canvas and uses the backing paper as a visual border. All the elements are positioned around the image and the buttons serve as points for the eye to move around but still has quiet areas for the eye to rest. To improve this piece I think next time I would make sure the focal image is stronger to lead the eye straight into the collage.


The stamped image is one from Scrolls Work which I have coloured with distress inks and then double embossed to give it more depth of colour. The bird paper at the bottom and the scalloped circle mount have both been given a wash with gesso to tone them down.

I am entering this into the  Sweet Stamps which is to use embossing and Class Act Insider which is a Vintage theme.

I am going to Ella's school summer fair today, so I hope it stays dry for them.

Have a wonderful weekend.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

17 comments:

leandra said...

very nice.I like it:)

Netty said...

Lovely LO Brenda. Annette x

Fliss said...

This is a stunner Brenda. Love the vintage feel to it.
It's a shame about Scrolls Work too which I found out about via Netty. It seems the recession is causing so much damage as the shop where I used to teach ceased over a year ago together with a craft shop book-keeping client.
Hope the weather is kind for the fair.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Netty said...

Back again. Sorry didn't realise you were guest designer for Scrolls Work this month.....congratulations. Annette x

Gerri Herbst said...

This is lovely...Love your technique on the stamped image...it is very delicate and pretty. Lovely piece. gerri :)

Margreet said...

this is so lovely Brenda...and your colouring is so delicate....I left you an award on my blog!
xxx Margreet

Vicky said...

Truly wonderful Brenda....!

have a lovely weekend...hugs Vicky xx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Brenda, hope you are keeping well? Wow this is absolutely gorgeous, loving the colours and sweet little image. have a great weekend, hopefully crafting lol! Heidi x

Pami said...

Such a wonderful project Brenda, I hope your weekend is going well. Pami x

Sue said...

Great composition! Love all the textures and the quiet space!

Hugs Sue xx

Terry said...

Brenda, this is beyond amazing! Love what you did with the images and the design is very impressive! Love this! Have a great weekend!

Dawn said...

Beautiful piece of work Brenda hon, hope you are having a great wkd. x

Lou said...

Hi! this is so gorgeous,i truly love it...
hugs Lou.xx

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is one,brilliant layout all the elements work beautifully hugs cheryl xxx

Juls said...

wow this is just stunning!!! Loving all the layeres and your inked edges!!! gorgeous!! Hugs Juls

Jacki Randolph said...

Very stunning and brillant idea on the double embossing on the image to heighten the color! Thanks so much for sharing and joining us at Sweet Stamps ths week.

Hugs, Jacki

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful card! Lovely details. Glad you joined us at Class Act!