Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Collaged Christmas Ornaments

So, I played all day, making some collaged ornaments.  I had quite a time finding things small enough to collage onto the playing cards!  I downloaded some images from Etsy, and then I went to Walmart (where Christmas is already there!), and found some cute little gift tags that I could cut up!  So, some are cute and modern, and others are grungy and vintage!  Not sure which I like better!

Monday, October 21, 2013

52 Card Pick-Me-Up

This weekend, I found this great site on Pinterest!  Stephanie has an online class about making these darling collages on playing cards!  She uses them to give her a "Pick-Me-Up" when she needs one - lots of hearts and positive expressions.

So, of course, I had to try to make some myself!  I decided to use them as ornaments - something you could hang on a hook or a nail to make you think positive thoughts -- (and, of course, to sell them hopefully in Mount Dora!).  Here's the first 2 that I made today.  The backs are collaged, also, but no big heart or words.

Now, I'm thinking that I will also make some Christmas ornaments in this same way -- and I've already contacted She Scrapbooks in the Villages to see if they would like me to teach a class sometime in the near future!  I'm so happy that I have another new idea to work on!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Tissue Paper Layering

Last night, I was trolling around on YouTube and found this video by Suzi Dennis.  Her technique is to layer tissue paper on top of collaged papers and things, and keep doing several layers, so it looks kind of washed out and vintage.  Then, you can cut it up and use parts of it in your collage projects.
So, this morning, I thought I would give it a go.  I really like the finished product, but I think I would like to do this on a canvas or board, as a finished collage piece.  I might play around some more with it, though, and see what I can do with it. By the way, the orange piece on the right is part of a mesh from a bag of oranges.  I like having it encased with the tissue layers - it gives it a really cool look and feel!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

A Quick Sale!

Today, I took a little trip to Mount Dora, with a lot of inventory for Under the Cherry Blossoms.  While I was in the shop, I had a fun time with a lady who was shopping there.  I left before she did, and Lynn called me later to tell me that the lady bought this "Little Girl" right after I left, saying that she reminded her of her little granddaughter with the bright red hair.  How wonderful - it had only been hanging for less than 30 minutes - and now she lives in a new home!