Thursday, 18 February 2010

Arty Collage...

When I went to the local Stitches show in Brighton the other week, I came across these collage stamps that I'd never seen before. They're called Clear-2-Collage and are manufactured by Butterfly Kisses. I chose this set and overstamped the main image onto some card sprayed with Crafty Notions Creative Colour Sprays - love those, they're really bright:



Then I painted some areas with bleach to take colour out and inked and colour- pencilled some areas back in! I layered it up onto patterned paper and bound it with the Bind-it-All:



After that I felt it needed just a little something (you know me!) so I cut out a zany border on my Silhouette (told you I was going to use it more often!), added buttons and hey presto, here we are:



Thanks for looking!

Helen

6 comments:

Fliss said...

Love this Helen and strangely enough, I bought exactly the same stamps at Stitches and had a long chat with the lovely ladies at Butterfly Kisses as I found out they know Jenny and Chris of Hobby Art.
How weird is that!
Felicity
PS: Hope you're well.

Paula said...

arent they fab stamps, I bought 2 sets last year at a show....must dig them out again now Ive seen your work,which as always, is inspirational!

Sid said...

Lovely collage Helen, your bleach technique has turned out a treat. The book looks great !

craftimamma said...

Fab collage stamp Helen. I love the bleached areas on the bright background. The border is a brilliant finishing touch.

Lesley Xx

Katy said...

OOOhhh love the die cut, finishes it perfectly!

chris f said...

This is so unusual - I love the colours you have used and the bleaching gives a superb effect.