Sunday, 23 February 2014

A fine romance

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.

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I began with masks and texture paste and when dry added some watered down distress inks and also blended distress ink through a mask

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I collected lots of ephemera and elements that I though I might use and kept to a black and white theme.

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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.
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I started to build the collage wanting to create a story and a scene of two young lovers, enjoying their time together .......
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 ...... and being in love.

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I included the Eiffel tower and postmark to represent the city of love, who knows perhaps they are on their honeymoon.

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This is obviously a fine romance and a special moment in time.

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Happy Sunday.

hugs Brenda xx

45 comments:

die amelie said...

I find collages (at least good ones) aren't as easy to do as it might look like, but yours had turned out beautifully, Brenda!

A lovely background it is too!

Claudia x

1CardCreator said...

What a beautiful collage, I love how all the elements have a relationship too, just gorgeous! ~Diane

The Sparkly Fairy said...

fabulous! I love the new look blog too x

scrappymo! said...

Love the scene you have created within your collage. Looks great and you are still the queen of inkyness as the blended background is superb!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

BEAUTIFUL ... dreamy piece ...amazing!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Brenda that's a gorgeous collage.

Valerie-Jael said...

Stunning piece, it all goes together so harmoniously! Hugs, Valerie

cheryl Baker said...

Oh thus is just brilliant hun just love it and love the stamp hufs cheryl xx

Deborah said...

Such a brilliant collage, Brenda. Paris is one of those cliches but here it looks so fresh.

Paper Profusion said...

Beautifully done Brenda! The colour scheme is perfect for young romance. Nicola x

Kathyk said...

Just glorious - fabulous ephemera making THE perfect layout

Kathyk

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Brenda,

Very cool collage. I love finding fun things to use. My problem is that I find, store them then don't use them!!

I worked some on the bird feeder this weekend. I'm half way done with it so it may be not quite a full reveal on WOYWW

Hugs,
Kay

Rita said...

Fantastic collage Brenda. I love what you have created with this one. The way you have used the muted colours over the stamps etc. Stunning Creation. Hugs Rita xxxxx

scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Brenda,
You have successfully related a soft and romantic feel to this Collage, It looks wonderful.
Smiles:)
Sue

Amanda said...

Love the subtlety of your colours on your background and beautifully collaged on top. Fabulous piece
Love
Amanda x

Gram's Treasures said...

Gorgeous piece, Brenda. Lovely soft colours and wonderful detail.
Joyce xx

Meggymay said...

A beautiful project, it captures a real special moment.
Yvonne

Redanne said...

I love that background you created, the colours are beautiful and your pieces all go together so well to create this wonderful collage. It has a lovely romantic feel to it. Anne xx

Netty said...

Love your beautiful collage with its wonderful pastel colours, brill work Brenda. Annette x

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lynnesbowsandbelles said...

This is sensational.
I love when there is a story (then again you probably know that about me LOL) and their story is most definitely of love and friendship.
Fabulous creation.
Wishes
Lynne

PetraB said...

The background is so lovely and blends perfectly with the variety of stamps.

Glennis said...

Stunning Brenda! I love that CI stamp too, and hope it is coming to our local shop real soon

Astrid Maclean said...

Fantastic collage Brenda! Love the background in those soft pastel colours and your love story is so romantic the way you have pieced it together, - fabulous make with a great story to it!!

Inkypinkycraft said...

A gorgeous creation! love how you brought all the collaged elements together x hugs xtrace x

Tincan Crafter said...

You really do the best collages Brenda. This is stunning!

debby4000 said...

What a gorgeous creation, love all the texture.
luv
Debby

Jane said...

Good morning Brenda, what a beautiful collage. The background colours are perfect for such a scene...young love...so fresh and innocent. I really enjoy seeing your creative process and how you put everything together. I must get off to work now but we have a great celebration later, it's my son's 25th birthday and we are hosting him a little tea party...he even requested jelly and ice cream!! Hugs xx

Dagmar said...

Wow your Collage is fantastic - i love them so mutch - great work!!!

Maryann Laursen said...

WAUW this is so beautiful Brenda. I love how you´ve sat it all up against each other and I so love the beautiful blue shades, you´ve used for it too. Just gorgeous work as always hun.

Karin said...

wow great collage, I love that boy and girl stamp!
Groetjes Karin

Coco said...

Wow, gorgeous collage Brenda, love the story you have imagined in Paris.... :) Hugs Coco xx

Suzi B said...

Wonderful collage love the colours & the romance,
Suzi B xx

Martina2801 said...

Dear Brenda, you have made quite wonderful creations! I love this stamps! So beautiful!

Samantha Read said...

You must get fed up with me saying gorgeous! but this is gorgeous, I love your attention to detail as always Brenda ♥

Terry said...

What a fabulous collage, Brenda! The background texture and colors are so soft. Love how you arranged all the stamped images and elements. Beautiful my friend! Hugs!

Anita Houston said...

Love the black and white against the soft color! The ephemera pieces are wonderful and highlight the theme perfectly!!!

massofhair said...

You have an amazing eye for placement which is why your collage is so perfect. Everything, the colours and textures and images create such depth you can imagine being in the scene. Awesome page :-) xxx

Annie said...

A beautiful collage piece brenda...I adore the CI stamp and the ephemera etc used makes this a gorgeous keepsake. TFS
Annie x

annekescardart said...

Just love this peace of work. It looks great. You have done a good job. Thanks for your explanation.
Anneke.
www.annekescardart.blogspot.com

butterfly said...

Lovely delicate colours, and such a romantic holiday feel - it's so pretty!
Alison x

Jools Robertson said...

Beautiful colours so delicate and evocative for this project, I love the stamps so unusual and perfect for your theme

Jools x

Gio said...

A collage on a card, it's brilliant, Brenda!
And it tells a story, so sweet and romantic!

Kim Dellow said...

Wonderful Brenda, such a great use of the elements. Kim

Juliz Design Post said...

Such a pretty design that tells a story. Congratulations on being Guest Designer at Frilly And Funkie. You have a lot of lovely projects on your blog.

Julie x

nefertiti said...

Wow, what a wonderful project!!!!I love all!!!!!!bizz