Saturday, September 21, 2013

A Collage Card and....Extra, Extra!

Hello! I am sharing a collage card today. It's not my usual style, but I strive to be a card maker that can do all styles! So this is my attempt. 
Thinking of you makes me smile-001 
  I had fun mixing up the pattern paper (by American Crafts).  I also used distress paint to color the canvas bird and stamped music notes on the birdie And come to think of it, Moxie Fab World's Color Media Challenge seems to fit the theme for this card.!

A special note to thank you for the most encouraging and kind comments over my take on Tuesday Trigger! This blog really is a hobby for me, I don't know why I take my cards so seriously!? Sometimes I wonder how much longer I will keep my blog going, but YOU (my readers /followers/friends) make it all that much fun and worthwhile---> insert a BIG smile!

EXTRA, EXTRA! Here is the sneak peek!
Tomorrow's post (8 AM Eastern Time) is a TUTORIAL about alcohol inks! It's a photo/tip-heavy post, so please don't miss it! Thanks for stopping by!

25 comments:

Jackie said...

Oh Wow, I like this style on you Virginia. The layers are yummy! I'm with you about not taking our card making too seriously. It's just a hobby for me and I've been working on getting back to basics and simplifying. It's really been liberating and I'm enjoying card making a lot more now.

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love the card! So creative!

Barb Ghig said...

Well, I can't wait to see what you have in store for us tomorrow! It's funny you said that you strive to create in all styles...I was thinking exactly that when I saw this card at Flickr...you are one of a few paper crafters who excel in so many different styles and genres'! I LOVE how you colored and stamped your canvas bird, and paired so many great colors and patterns on this card! It's really beautiful, Virginia!

BTW: I think you take your card making so seriously, is because you're a perfectionist...and I wouldn't have you any other way!!!

Barb said...

YAY!!! I am so glad you are finally going to share a tutorial on your fabulous Alcohol Ink talent! Really looking forward to it, my friend! :)

LOVE your beautifully layered card! When I saw it over in Flickr, I didn't realize the bird was canvas - love the texture! ♥

Nonni said...

What a fun card, lots of cute things to look at! You rocked the collage look. :)

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

For something that isn't your normal style you certainly made it look effortless and easy and like it came naturally to you! Awesome card Virginia! Love all the colours, layers and different media involved! Looking forward to the tutorial tomorrow!!

Dawn Turley said...

great collage card Virginia. Love all the PP's and stamping. looking forward to the tutorial.

lenny said...

GREAT collage card, Virginia! Love the layering and the colors! wow!
Have a great weekend!!

Vicky said...

Lovely card, you mixed everything perfectly! Can't wait for the tutorial!!!!

joy said...

Fabulous collage card, Virginia! I love the mix of papers and stamps and inks.

Bring on that tutorial!

Lynn said...

Good morning Virginia! You are going to need to do this style more often because the end result is awesome. I'm in awe of how you place the elements so perfectly.

Sheila H said...

This is amazing, Virginia. The layers, colors and patterns are put together in such a pleasing and appealing manner. The canvas bird is gorgeous - I love the music notes.

Maria said...

A gorgeous sampling of the collage style, which is so popular right now! You did a fab job with this lovely card! Beautiful bird, papers, and sequins...well done!

Annette Allen said...

well i am glad you keep your blog going.. we do need our Virginia.. :) your collage card is adorable.. great job..

Nancy K said...

oh wow, this card is a beauty, Virginia! i love your collage style! you always keep me inspired :)

Lin said...

Love your sweet musical bird, V!! A darling card!

Linda R said...

This is such a cute card. I love the layers my friend.

Hugs~

Miriam Prantner said...

You did a great job with the collage style, love the mix of papers and those fun buttons! And I am REALLY excited about tomorrow's post!

Cris G said...

May not be your usual style, but your collage is beautiful, Virginia. I'll be waiting for the tutorial about alcohol inks, that you use so well!

Laura B. said...

EXTRA, EXTRA!! I cannot wait for your tutorial!!!!

donna mikasa said...

You are a true card maker that can do all styles and this collage is a perfect example! I especially love that bird and I can't wait for your alcohol ink tutorial! I'll be here!

Robin K. said...

You make collage style look so easy Virginia! Love the texture the canvas bird gives this!

Maureen Morton said...

This is a departure for you, but you are so successful. I love that canvas bird....and all the rich layers. Can't wait for the next post.....thanks!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Love this shabby chic and scrappy card! You inspire me so much and this card makes me smile. That sentiment is perfect!

Cath said...

Hey Virginia! Thanks for linking this up to the Color Media Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)