Saturday 15 September 2012

Creating a collage

Well I hope your Saturday is going well. I am looking forward to seeing my daughter do a skydive tomorrow, that's if air traffic control don't clear the airspace like they did two weeks ago. I'll let you know if it 'happens'.

For Unruly PaperArts this month I have a column called 'JUXTAPOSITION' which is about placing or arranging your elements for collage.

The theme for the month of September is 'Collage' and I have focused on where to start when making decisions about what to use and where to position your pieces to get the best effects.

Please pop over to the UPA blog to see the full information and lots of photos. Shar does a magnificent job as Editor of this blogozine and there are lots of wonderful and useful articles for you to read.

Those of you who know me, know I love collage work and use the collage style alot in my card making and canvas work.

I would be pleased if you would leave me a message on UPA if you find the column useful. 
All feedback helps me when preparing my next piece. Thanks.

Another update about my grandaughter. She is HOME. We really can't believe that following a 5+ hour operation last Saturday morning, having 30 cms of her bowel removed, further work done on the rest of her bowel and her appendix taken out too, the hospital said she could come Tuesday.  Because she is not in a local hospital and wanted to be certain things were ok she chose to stay one more night and came home Wednesday. I can't thank you all enough for your supportive comments and your thoughts and prayers, it is wonderful to know that blogging friends care so much. You are true friends indeed.

Happy collaging and enjoy your weekend.

hugs {brenda} xox


Kathyk said...

Fab project but even better is the news about your granddaughter - you must be so pleased. Fingers crossed she will continue to improve now she's home


Zue said...

A beautiful collage, Brenda. Your instructions upa were very easy to follow. So glad you have good news about your granddaughter.

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

First how wonderful the better news of your granddaughter. I hope she will be better soon.
Than your collage is gorgeous. Beautiful details and colors.
Lovelt greet

Karin said...

wow a gorgeous collage! Great news about your granddaughter, have a nice weekend!

Clare Lloyd said...

hi brenda, love your collage. x

Von said...

Great news re your grandaughter Brenda :)
Oh yes and collages you do them so well will check out URP
Hugs Von x♥x

Joan said...

Fab collage Brenda, so pleased to hear your Grandaughter is doing well


Vicky said...

Such a beautiful and creative creation Brenda...and soooo pleased about your Granddaughter too..:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Mrs.B said...

Hi Brenda, Great news about your grand daughter, you must be so relieved.
Great collage [roject, will check out UPA.
Avril xx

Anonymous said...

Brenda so glad to hear that your granddaughter is home, what a relief she certainly has been through the wars poor thing. Beautiful collage you are such a master at this and your attention to detail is always amazing.


Words and Pictures said...

So delighted to hear about your granddaughter - you must be so relieved. Brilliant collaging - love UPA, so much amazing and informative stuff (hope to find time to play along this month). Will keep fingers crossed for the big skydive!!
Alison x

catherine said...

Beautiful collage Brenda and I will pop over and have a look at UPA. Good luck for tommorrow and so glad your grand daughter is home and recovering
x catherine

Netty said...

wonderful news about your grand-daughter, thats brilliant.
Loving your fab collage Brenda and will pop over later to have a look.
Meantime sending you hugs, Annette x

Inkypinkycraft said...

Such wonderful news about your granddaughter, you just all be so relieved, glad she is home where she can rest and recover!
Your collage is wonderful ! Trace x

Fliss said...

A great tutorial idea Brenda as I always worry about adding too much so will check out the Unruly blog.
So glad to hear your granddaughter is home and hope she has a speedy recovery from her op.
Sending my best wishes your way.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Ink Art Designs said...

A fabulous collage Brenda! I love the colours, textures and hightlights. Beautiful!!!
And great to hear that your grand daughter is home and doing well :)))
Dot x

Ephemera said...

Hi Brenda, so sorry you're grand daughter has been so poorly, but such good news that she is home now. Take care. xx

Marjie Kemper said...

What wonderful news about your granddaughter!! That's just fabulous. I hope she recuperates as well as she can now at home and things get back to a new normal. I love this piece and am off to read your article at UPA.

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

Fab project Brenda and great news from your grandaughter. hugs, Helena

Lynn Stevens said...

I'm so glad to hear your grand daughter is home and doing well. Scary stuff!!!

Beautiful collage work as well.
hugs Lynn