i think i may have set a record for sheer amount of images incorporated into a 3x5" format: i've got a chinese newspaper background, a pagoda drawing from a "learn chinese" textbook, cliffs and forest from a travel book, and a beautiful tiger illustration from a children's dictionary. you know how much i like things to have depth, so each layer is mounted on foam tape on top of the others; in the end, the space between the tiger's head and the background is about half a centimeter! a chinese coin attached with jewelry wire and a dymo labelled title complete my collage...except for this:
i don't generally decorate the backs of things, but in this case i had quite a bit of leftover tiger, and it seemed a pity to waste him! :)
and now i am looking forward to friday for the next theme!
Sunday, June 13, 2010
you may remember that last week's theme on the something completely different challenge blog was "home", for which i made my very first 3x5" "skinni" (similar to an ATC, only taller); this week the theme is "cats". i was a little stumped at first. i mean, i like cats, and i love the lolcats, but i wasn't sure how to make them visually interesting as a collage. then i remembered that in chinese astrology, 2010 is the year of the tiger...and tigers are, afterall, cats...so i was all set!