Sunday, May 19, 2013

My Other Creations: A Loving Home Collage

One of my favorite blogs to frequent is the Simon Says Stamp & Show blog.  Every week, there's a theme-based challenge and then some Mega (with a capital M) talented designers show how they interpreted the theme.  And if that isn't enough inspiration for you, there are a ton of entries you can check out left by super crafty people all over the world to show how they've answered the call of the challenge.  Needless to say, it is good stuff!

This week's challenge was, "A Little Paper."  The goal was to use 6" x 6" paper or cut down bigger paper to make something amazing in miniature.  I loved the challenge, so here's the collage I made for it:

To create this project, I made a collage from fabric scraps, then I stamped a house image on top of it.  I used the "Elegant House" stamp from B Line Designs and jet black Ranger archival ink.

I attached my house collage to some gorgeous paper from Prima's "Lyric" Collection.  I used a piece of 12" x 12" paper titled "Prelude," but I only cut out one tiny panel of it and used that to frame my collage house.

Lastly, I cut out a "Love" sentiment from another piece of paper from this Prima collection titled, "Recital."

I adore 12" x 12" paper and I'm always looking at its patterns and panels and thinking of how I can cut it up into smaller components for cards, tags, mini books, etc.  What a fun challenge from the Simon Stamp & Show blog that reminds us that one 12" x 12" sheet can keep on givin' for a multitude of mini projects!


  1. Andrea, I love this so much. It's breath-taking!

  2. An amazing collage piece...just stunning! I love your papers and the fabrics too! The layers are wonderful and the fraying! Great design! And thanks for the kind words about our challenge and the DT! Thank you so much for sharing your love of paper with us here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

  3. Fabulous piece, love how you used pieces of scrap fabric and then stamped your house. This has a lovely country cottage feel about it. Love the collage, beautiful colours too. Thank you for your lovely words about our DT. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stampband Show Challenge. Tracy x

  4. Wow, this is so stunning! Congratulations on your win at SSSaS - well deserved with this beautiful creation!
    Alison x

  5. Andrea...How in the world did I miss not seeing your gorgeous collage last week? WOW! This is such a beautifully done collage. I love B Line stamps and the use of Elegant House is awesome! I totally love the fabric background then the addition of the stamping and coloring. The snippets that you've used from different papers to create "LOVE" and that gorgeous frame around your house. I am so glad that you have received Top Three honors this week for your work. <3 Candy

  6. Beautiful collage! Congrats on top 3!