Tuesday, March 20, 2018

things that don't really go together... together!

before i explain the title, i should mention that this week's challenge at shopping our stash is to make an easter card. which i did. see?

vintage papers from my stash and illustration from an old, falling-apart garden book; washi tape: scotch + little b; alphabets: making memories + american crafts/thickers; patterned paper: basic grey; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape, sewing machine

now the title: a couple of weeks ago, i tried out a new kind of collage background, where i just sort of messily masking-taped a few different sized pieces of vintage paper together, and then used the larger composite sheet of paper as a background. so far i've mostly used it for gelli printing. but the other night when i sat down to make this easter card i thought, i wonder if i could make card backgrounds that way? and i started playing with some scraps of vintage paper and it turned out, YES, i could. instead of using raw, messy, masking tape to hold the pieces together i neatly applied some washi tape at the joins. i chose these beautiful irises from an old book for my focal image, added some (elderly) chipboard alphabet stickers for a sentiment and mounted the whole thing on a nice neutral plaid by the late, great, basic grey. et voila. things that don't really go together... together! of course there's a strong arguments that you could paste these gorgeous irises onto a cereal box and they'd still look good, lol.

meanwhile, there are lots more varieties of easter cards, courtesy of my design team sisters, over at SOS! ♥


  1. This is all kinds of gorgeous! And yes, it totally DOES go together!

  2. And Lauren wins the collage prize again!!! OMGoodness this is some kind of awesome, you are so right those irises would good on a cereal box but so glad you put them on your card.

  3. Beautiful collage, the fussy cutting is perfection.

  4. Great collage work again. So you. X

  5. Lauren, you did some kind of amazing fussy cutting here on those gorgeous irises, beautiful collage, the pattern papers compliments this lovely image perfectly.

  6. You put things that don't go together so well together!!!
    You know what I mean jellybean?
    This is all kinds of fab!

  7. HI! I am a week late on the visit, dangit! So I am visiting now, and I am in love with this lovely iris card! Haha, elderly alphas! Beautiful card, my friend.


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