Wednesday, October 10, 2012

RUSTIFICATION

Simon Says Stamp and Show's current challenge is to make something rusty, rustic, rust colored, etc. 

For quite some time now, I have wanted to do some collages for just my own personal pleasure. And, I wanted to do them using four-letter words.  When a new Michael's store opened in our area, I found a beautiful decorative box with the Eiffel Tower (I collect E.T.'s) on the lid.  I decided to make my collages to fit inside this box - 11 x 4.75 inches.  Single "pages", so to speak, to fill the box. 


This is only the second one of these collages I have done, but I had enormous fun doing it!  The background was created on a white cardstock and the letters and leaves on a rust piece of cardstock.  Lots of distress inks, stamps, color wash sprays and perfect pearls mists were added to created lots of color and dimension.  Once these were created, I cut the leaves with Tim Holtz tattered leaves die and the letters were cut using alphabet stencils from the office supply store. 

Sorry for such a long post - hope your day is a good one!

8 comments:

Lisa said...

Wow Joy! Did you ever hit the nail on the head with this one! What a beautiful collage, gorgeous colors and full of texture- it makes me want to touch it!!!
Simply stunning :)

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Isn't it fun creating just for,yourself and a lovely creation it is too. Love your rusted letters and the addition of the leaves and text. Beautiful. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Virginia L. said...

This card sure fits the challenge so perfectly! I love the rustic look and the fall theme...beautiful fall card, Joy!

Dawn said...

what a great collage Joy. The colours are perfect with the letter on your page.

walchowDesign said...

Love how everything turns out, Joy! Love how you "dropped" the Fall too!

walchowDesign said...

I would love to send you the Christmas card which you like, please do send me your address, Joy.

Linda said...

How nice that you have found the perfect box to store art for yourself! Your fall piece truly captures the season and the rust theme!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Joy this extra-long design is fantastic. Your box just had another fantastic addition with this rustic creation!