Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Graphic 45 and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog Hop - Day 2

 
 
Hello and Welcome to day 2 of a masterful team up with Graphic 45 and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L!!
And just like every other amazing blog hop, there is always loads of inspiration an even more amazing Prize to be won!!!!  Today, and all week long make sure to stop by BOTH companies websites and leave your comments for a chance to win this unbelievable prize pack!!!
 
Graphic 45 will also be giving away two smaller prizes on their Facebook and Pinterest pages so there's lots of opportunities to win!
 
 
 
Here is what you could win!!!
Place in Time 12x12 paper pad, both sets of coordinating Place in Time chipboard die-cuts, but sets of Place in time stickers, Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Keys, Graphic 45 Chipboard Buttons, 3 packs of Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares and a Scrapbook Adhesives MyStik!  We will also be giving away two smaller prizes on our Facebook and Pinterest pages so there's lots of opportunities to win!
 
Alright, now time for a little inspiration!  And don't forget it doesn't stop here, there are multiple designers being featured on each blog all week long, so don't miss out on all the fun to be had!!!
 
It's collage time again!  Sometimes I just go through these phases of making tons of collages. I think it could be just how fun they are to make, and the techniques for creating are endless!  This collage was designed using Graphic 45's A Ladies Diary combined with An ABC Primer.  The background was created using layers and layers of inks followed by gesso, then acrylic paint.  Matte medium was mixed with the paint to give it a more transparent look, allowing us to see the yummy G45 papers used.
 
The Ladies were my inspiration for this collage.  Once they were cut out they looked like they were standing on a corner together.  Adding dimension with Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares gave it so much more depth, and giving the view from an angle that I was looking for!
 
 
After figuring out their positioning, the ladies needed to be doing something.  So I found this wonderful train image I had, that just seemed to be the exact angle I needed. 
 
 
To tie the whole thing together, I added this little advertisement strip cut from A Ladies Diary.  Oh, and the cute little dog that just needed to be there was cut from An ABC Primer.  Now I feel like it is an old fashioned advertisement on canvas, with the women modeling their wears!! 
I love it when things just fall into place, sometimes these collages can be a little unforgiving. 
 
Well ladies and gentlemen, that is all the inspiration I have for you today!  I sure hope you enjoyed my project today, and are having a wonderful time Hopping.  Don't forget, the hop is all week long, so lots more inspiration and lots more chances to win that wonderful prize pack!!
Many thanks, and lots of love!!  Have a outstanding Tuesday!!!
 
Nicki Chicky
XOXO
 
 
 
 
 
 


15 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow!! this is ABSOLUTELY gorgeous!!

Brenda said...

This is indeed inspirational. Thanks for sharing this beautiful project. The dimension is fantastic.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

I absolutely love your use of color in this magnificent collage! It just has a lovely vintage vibe combined with the fresh blues and yellow. Really, really neat.

Ratty Hugs said...

OOOhhh, the colors, totally loving the combination. The use of the yellow to highlight the railcar offsets the vintage feel the Ladies Diary graphics. A perfect project. Thank you for sharing.

Sharka said...

Very inspiring project! Love the colour, the story, and wonderful cutting and placement. TFS :)

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marylouh said...

Great project. I love to fussy cut so I'd enjoy replicating this canvas.

Pam Lindaman said...

that is a beautiful layout. I love the ladies, the train, and that bright yellow!

Heidi said...

This is very cool, vintage feel and just very unique.

Diana said...

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing the train image and for the chance to win such an awesome prize. So inspiring!

coloradoleen said...

Wow this is stunning! I love the look of this collage!

Teresa said...

I love it! Something like this would look good in my craft cave!

Gloria Stengel said...

You are such a unique artist! I love this!

Heidi said...

Wow this is so cool and different. The colors make it so vintage.

wintonrosepapercreations said...

I love this piece. Very creative. Thanks for sharing. Karen.x