Friday, 4 November 2011

Collage/Collage Background Challenge

Hello and welcome back for another fun challenge this fortnight. Angela here, and I have to say your entries for the last challenge were all spectacular. All those beautiful colors and designs...Fabulous. We'll be back next week to announce the winner.

So now onto our new Challenge and the theme this fortnight is "Collage" Now don't let this scare you off. A Collage is an artistic composition of materials and objects pasted over a surface, often with unifying lines and color or in non definition terms it is a collection of images and/or items grouped together representing your artistic image on a subject or theme.

Now to further inspire you along I have created a tutorial showing how to create a collage background using the USARTQUEST Napkin Collage kit. Napkins are wonderful for collage as they will easily layer and allow you to create a variety of effects. Why not try it. You can find the tutorial here or by clicking the tutorials tab at the top of the page.

We would love to see your creations with your interpretation of collage. As ever, there's a £10 voucher to spend at The Stamp Man up for grabs for our winner! So come on and join in!

Now lets bring you some inspiration from the team....

Michelle Used

15 - Winter Wonderland

Scrap Paper

Siobhan Used
Stampers Anonymous - CMS094 Winter Sketchbook
Tim Holts Alterations Die - Reindeer Flight
Tim Holtz Ideology - Ornate Plates
Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Broken China and Pine Needles
Stampendous White and Stardust embossing powder
All available from The Stamp Man

Sue used:
Nestabilities - Labels 16

Lisa Sparkle

Lisa used:
Starburst Stain daubers - Canna lily burnt orange, Sweet violet purple teal, Marigold yellow orange and Ramblin rose pink
Moonglow 2 tone embossing powder - golden pumpkin blush
Tim Holtz stamp set- Haberdashery
Aspects of Design stamps - 40 Dragonfly dreams
Brilliance ink pad- Moonlight white

Caroline used:
10 envelopes (A2)
8" x 11" kraft card
Penny Black A4 backing paper - Vintage writing
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Vintage Photo & Walnut Stain
Non-Sequitur Stamp Sheet - 43 Across The Miles
Stampendous Clings Magical 2011 - CRS5020 Jumbo Cameo Frame
Lindy's Stampgang Moonshadow Mist - Tawny Turquoise
Organza Ribbon - green


Brenda used -

Tim Holtz stamps - slight alterations, urban tapestry
Tim Holtz paper stacks - crowded attic, lost and found
Distress inks - vintage photo, peeled paint, forest moss, weathered wood

Aren't they all wonderful!

All the materials used for the Design teams projects can be found at The Stamp Man website.

We hope you have a wonderful week and cannot wait to see your creations for this this challenge.


  1. Wow all so stunning girls, thank you for the inspiration xxx

  2. wonderful projects form your DT. x

  3. Stunning inspirational projects! I may have a shot at this one :-) Maria x

  4. I've just found your blog and am really impressed by the creations. Just lovely!

  5. I've just found your blog for the first time and am really impressed by the creations. Lovely stuff!

  6. Fantastic inspiration everyone.

  7. Wow! I could spend all day looking at these lovely collages.! Beautiful! I'll be back!

  8. Thanks for the tour of these beautiful blogs.

  9. gorgeous cards and inspirations - great tutorial - gotta try it this way - looks so cool.

  10. A great challenge and fabulous DT inspiration. Thanks ladies!
    Sylvia x


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