I'm so happy it's the 1st of the month so I can participate in Mary Green's collage challenge. I haven't had enough creative time lately so today I was excited to work on some collage. The challenge is to use at least part of each of the three lovely images that Mary provides. I wanted to try something different this time because I usually think I am too literal with the pieces. Is that the word I want? Like I try to make a picture with the pieces and everything has to be used correctly? I'm not sure if I'm explaining it right but, whatever, I wanted to try something else. I was inspired by this project on Gingersnap Creations. Samantha Read used a background made with different rubber stamps and then cut the background into strips. That is what I did with the Three Little Kittens music page. I printed two of them and cut strips that were 1/2 inch wide. Then I glued a strip right side up and the next upside down creating a pattern that would frame the lady.
Then I used two of the third piece to create patterns that would ground her. I'm happy with the way it turned out. It may even be my favorite challenge entry that I've done.
Make sure you check out the other entries here. It is always so fun to see what everyone else creates with the same images.
Thanks Mary for having these challenges and thanks for being such a huge creative inspiration to me!