ok, not quite, but yesterday my darling stef
sent me a link to a very cool new challenge site called simon says stamp and show
and their very first challenge is entitled THINGS WITH WINGS
, a category which...as stef pointed out...is right up my alley... :) so i just had to make something ASAP and post it today in order to meet the deadline!
since i still had a bunch of vintage french language items sitting out from making my hearts challenge card
, it seemed easier and more fun to use them than clean 'em up, so they became the starting points for my collaged background and collaged butterfly:
(~materials~ vintage: parisian maps, lettering from a french storybook ("c'est vrai?"), sheet music, french grammar lesson, sewing pattern (reduced & copied onto plain paper); digi: house borders & french ooh la la tickets by rhonna farrer, house of 3; overlays with a twist #2 from vera lim designs; skinny calendar by jennifer pebbles, 2peas; cherry sugar sunshine paper by girl friday, digichick; regular scrappy supplies: chipboard butterfly: frances meyer; stamped butterfly: hero arts (embossed with psx on basic grey paper); grungeboard flourish: tim holtz; inks: colorbox, ranger, stewart superior; paint: distress crackle by ranger; paper flower: recollections; labels: dymo; gothic arch template: donna's template from the gothic arches challenge site; velvet & lace ribbon: brooklyn general; pen: copic; ink jet transparencies: 3m; adhesives: tombow monorunner, 3m foam tape, uhu gluestick, hot glue, sewing machine)
as you can see, i used quite a few digital products on this...but in a really low-tech way! i love to layer transparencies into my collages, many of which i custom make using a combination of digi-stuffs... (i talk about the specifics of that in this post, if you are interested!) ...the only drawback of this method being that inkjet transparency sheets are not cheap, so when i only need one or two little things printed out, i still fill up the entire 8.5 x 11" sheet just using my favorite brushes or frames or borders, so as not to waste it. everything here that is digi--the fancy border at the bottom, the pink sheet with the leaves on it, the skinny calendar on the butterfly, etc-- are all "extra" bits that were printed at various times and filed away with my scraps. gotta love a project that comes together using mostly leftovers, right?! ♥♥♥