Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Song Bird Collage

Hello folks, hope you're all having a good week so far and don't know about where you are but on the UK South Coast I woke up this morning to 5 degrees and it's still October!!! Brrr! Woollies and thick socks on today.
Before I show you what I made today, I want to say a very big THANK YOU to the Design Teams of both Paper Play and Moving Along With The Times as they kindly picked my Autumn Floral Wreath which you can see HERE for their Top 3. I can't tell you how pleased I am!

I now have a little "just because" collage to show you, as in just because I felt like it!


My collage started out as many of mine do with a piece of recycled grey board which came from the back of a pad of accountancy paper. It was A4 size and I cut it in half. I then inked just the edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink.
I then took a piece of vintage music score (my incredible value Mikado score again) and added the large Tim Holtz flourish mask after tearing the edges. I sponged on Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Dusty Concord, Victorian Velvet and Worn Lipstick inks before removing the mask.
I stamped on some flourishes from the Viva Decor My Paper World Floral Embellishments clear stamp set with Chipped Sapphire DI.
I printed a beautiful bird with lilacs image from The Graphics Fairy (thanks Karen!) on beige parchment card then stamped on the same flourish with Versamark ink, clear embossed it and sponged on some pink ink. I added the image to a mat, partly embossed with the Cuttlebug Textile folder and partly stamped with pink ink and a tiny flourish stamp.
I added pearls and a flower altered with Copics together with the sentiment from Paper Artsy Hot Pick 1005 to finish.

Happily, I found some challenges for my creation:
Try It On Tuesday - Taking To The Skies
Heart Song Inspirations - Flowers And/Or Felt
Incy Wincy Designs - Recycle (the backing for my collage is recycled grey board)

Bye for now.
Fliss xx

18 comments:

craftattack said...

Great collage! And congrats on having your autumn wreath chosen! Hugs, Valerie

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful collage with great summerfeeling.

Suzi B said...

Love this fabulous collage esp. the background and the bird image
Suzi B xx

craftytrog said...

Your collage is absolutely beautiful Fliss! The bird image is really lovely x

Netty said...

Beautiful collage Fliss and congratulations on your wins. x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a gorgeous creation!

greetings, Alie :-)

Meggymay said...

Beautiful collage, congratulations on your win. Yvonne x

Sandra said...

WOW!! love this card Fliss
Sandra x

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Fliss! Congrats on your win with the wreath! Your collage is gorgeous. I am always so amazed at all the steps that go into such pieces. Just gorgeous. Would love to learn how you find all these challenges! Take care. Yvonne

Terry said...

Fliss, this just took my breath away! So beautiful! Love the music sheet background and the masked flourishs! This collage and the bird are stunning! Oh I did add your giveaway button to my sidebar! Have a lovely evening!

NanaConnie said...

Fliss, this is too fabulous for words! But I'll try a few anyway. Love the image and your coloring. Your dp is a perfect choice. I'm so happy you joined us at Heart Song this week and I truly hope we're going to see your fantastic work every week!
NanaConnie HSI DT

Cheryl said...

oh fliss hun this is simply stunning oh just really really love this its one gorgeous peice hun hugs cherylxx

Alicia said...

This card is just gorgeous! xx

lynne said...

Oh Fliss, this is simply gorgeous.
Love what you have created.
Wishes
Lynne

melody said...

congrats on your floral wreath...it's beautiful...

love your take on TIOT's challenge this week! just gorgeous chickie...love that bird and musical background

Cazro said...

Hi Fliss, Thanks for joining us at TIOT, I love your little songbird collage, wishing you good luck. Caz

firstnightdesign said...

Such a fabulous collage and I adore the colours. (Via The Graphics Fairy)

Ildiko said...

First of all congrats on your win, second of all this is a gorgeous collage, thanks playing along with TioT this week
hugs
Ildiko