Sunday, March 6, 2011

Karla's challenge

Karla Nathan is having a blog link challenge on her blog this week.  You can visit her blog here Karla's Cottage and check it out.  I am "up for the challenge" today, so here is my post for her blog link challenge.

The idea is to post pictures of things you've created using those items you love to collect but are reluctant to use.  Here's a corner of a collage I made and the items I hesitated to use were the tiny aspirin tin with the stamp of the Christ child inside it, the vintage buttons and the tiny bottles.  The colorful rock was also something I decided to put there, but it isn't glued down.  See?  I can use it somewhere else maybe.

Here is a very pretty pin I decided (after much debate) that it made the cover of this old album.

But, I also used a lot of other items on this old album cover to give it a really vintage feel.  Like the hat feather that I attached a pin nib to, the old buttons, and that great old coffee dyed trim at the bottom.

This is another page from this big album where I used a lot of items I had been saving for a while.  Like the vintage orange flower corsage, more vintage buttons, vintage trim (left of the photo) and at the bottom.  I sometimes hate to use small bits of trims because I have so little of it.  But at times, "my artistic side" thinks better of it and I use the bits.
I love this little journal that I covered.  What I had on hand was the little wood button with the bee on it at the top.  Again, I hated to use it because I only have two of them.  Later decided it was just what the journal needed.

OK, now it is time for you to go over to Karla's blog and check out all the other blogs that have linked to hers with their great pics and ideas.  Go ahead!  Take a look!!

22 comments:

CeCe said...

Judy,
The results of your work from collage camp are just beautiful! I want to go through the info again and someday take time to create something using the tecniques. In the meantime I am content to see all of your lovely creations.

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Yes, that bug button is just right, aren't you glad you went for it? That is ideal for the journal cover!

thanks for joining in.

Sugah Beez said...

Your creations are gorgeous! So smitten your collage corner and its beautiful elements.
Have a great day ~ Heidi

Recycled Rita said...

Wonderful creations! This was a fun challenge! karen....

fairyrocks said...

WOW stunning art works, fantastic attention to detail
Keep smiling and creating

Beth Leintz said...

Your fabric collages are just beautiful- all the details and the layers are so eye catching. I'm going to have to go back and look at your pictures again! Thanks for the inspiration.

Jeanie said...

What a wonderful collection of beauty and creativity. Your detail is perfect and your collage gorgeous.

Robin said...

Always so much joy to see what you've created Judy! Everything is just beautiful.

Hugs,
Robin

ornamentsbypink said...

Judy everthing is so pretty! I love the album cover and that journal, the bee button fits perfect!
Mary

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Your gorgeous work is so very special. Thanks for sharing.

Danielle

Kris Pare said...

Your fabric work is stunning; thank you for sharing!

Lena said...

I think you've made wonderful use of some of your favorite materials. They all turned out so nice.

Thank you for participating in the 'good stuff' challenge.

Ginger said...

Love your great journals, so beautifully done.

Something Special said...

Yep, lots of very 'good stuff' used on this album cover for sure. What part of Arizona do you live in?

victoriantailor said...

Very Cool!!! Love the way you used all the little bits of besties.
Celeste, The Victorian Tailor,(Good Stuff on blog list)

kluless said...

Beautiful! I love how the trim on the bottom of the piece with the orange corsage looks almost like fringe. I would love to hear how you did that. Thank you for sharing your lovely projects.

Storybook Woods said...

Just beautiful. I love all the elements you used. Clarice

Laurie said...

The journals are just *made* by your best bits!

Seahorse Ranch Girl said...

Ah, I am out of my league here. Your journals are truly thrilling to look at. Such a wealth of treasures on each one. Thank you for visiting my blog, too.

Holly Moore said...

These are so glorious. I love all the texture and richness in each piece. It's just so fulfilling to use the good stuff, huh? God bless. H

Cheryl said...

Everything you've made is super cute :-) I too sometimes don't glue things onto things-- just in case something better comes along lol

Emeconeme said...

Your blog is awesome and you are a real artist. I gave an award to your blog:

www.emeconeme.blogspot.com