I am showing a collage for Crafty Individuals today. I started with the lovely new stamp (CI - 402) they released earlier in the year called 'Just be my Friend' and made a collage board.
I began with masks and texture paste and when dry added some watered down distress inks and also blended distress ink through a mask
I collected lots of ephemera and elements that I though I might use and kept to a black and white theme.
To create a more vintage feel I painted and blended some of the images with some walnut stain distress ink and I stamped the bicycle with distress paint and a text stamp.
I started to build the collage wanting to create a story and a scene of two young lovers, enjoying their time together .......
I included the Eiffel tower and postmark to represent the city of love, who knows perhaps they are on their honeymoon.