Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Collage Card

Greetings!  It's Trending Tuesday over at Altered Pages.  My project today is a collage card featuring a stenciled background.  You can see everyone's project here.

I used Ranger's Tim Holtz Distressed Paint to make random smears on the paper and then laid the Time Travel 12" stencil over the top and used black acrylic paint to sponge the clock image on top.  When the paint was dry, I took a wet paint brush and went over the blue to reactivate the paint.  For the most part it stayed in place but in some spots I got a nice faint tinge of blue over the star

Using my finger, I went in with metallic melon and blood orange Gelatos by Faber-Castell where there was no other color.  I chose those two colors to accent the rooster image that will be the focus of the card.  The sheet of images had a lot to choose from but this one just spoke to me.

Because I printed this little guy myself he is just on regular computer paper.  To give him some stability I glued him to a square of regular white card stock and cut him out along the image border. 

I added a smudge of the blue distress paint to the edges and at the bottom around his feet to help blend him with the background.  I noticed that the stencil packaging I had set aside to recycle matched the blue paint!  I cut both the main panel for the card and the smaller panel for the rooster out of the package.  Everything was layered on a black card base.

Altered Pages and The Robin's Nest have partnered in March.  The words were stamped on a scrap of The Robin's Nest paper that I used on a project last week.  (Yes, I admit that I haven't cleaned off my table since then.)  The words were backed with another piece of blue packaging.  Four black Diamond Drops were used to define the corners of the card and an old rooster button from my collection was the finishing touch to my collage.

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  1. I love this Robin. The piece itself is great, but I can really associate with the sentiment. ;-)

  2. Very cool card Robin ~ love the rooster image paired with the background you created!

  3. I love this card! Great techniques! { I love mornings though lol }

  4. Love your card. I need to do more of this kind. Maybe after we get moved.

  5. What a fab card, Robin. I love the stencil and background images, as well as the rooster. I don't do mornings too much anymore, either. Love your techniques!

  6. I love the rooster and the sentiment! I find, as much as I think I hate mornings, once I've made the plunge I'm always glad I started the day early! This lovely card would remind me of how mornings can be fun when we have stylish clocks and farmyard fowls to help us wake up! Julie Ann xx