Saturday, August 3, 2013

Moxie Fab-Tuesday Trigger-It's Completely Collagical

I decided to play once again in the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger challenge!  This week's theme was to create some sort of a collage.  I loved the picture, but I have to be honest, this week's challenge, was just that, a challenge.
I don't consider myself an "artsy" card maker.  I admire people who use Gesso and paints and such and get beautiful results.  But I decided to step out of my comfort zone, pull out my Gesso and various papers and get to work.  I chose patterned papers that went together, including some vintage book papers.  I randomly glued them to a piece of card stock and then trimmed the whole thing into a square.  I gave it a coating of the Gesso and let it dry.  Once it was dry I used a Heidi Swapp circles template and texture paste to add some random circles. It's subtle but it's there if you look closely. ;) 
I painted the circles with a hint of gold paint to bring out a bit of the yellow color. 
I added my main image of the bird and added tiny postage stamps, flowers, sequins, and a star stick pin. 
I'm not sure if I really "nailed it on the head" but it was certainly fun trying!  Sometimes it's good to spread your wings a bit and try new things!

My house is calling me...... "Clean me...Clean me!" So I guess I should run! ;)
Have a great day!!

18 comments:

Lorri W. said...

Beautiful!

Mickie said...

Very lovely!

Betty Wright said...

Beautiful colors and scrumptious elements! Wonderful collage styled card!

Teresa Zuehls said...

What a beautiful take on the TT! It's perfect and all the details you embellished it with. Just an amazing job!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

This is just stunning! I love the way you layered all those papers in the background. The texture is wonderful. Lots of details, but still a nice clean composition. That is NOT easy to do!

Cris G said...

Absolutely beautiful! So soft and sweet... love the colors.

Patti J said...

Very pretty! I think you did nail this one! I'm still scared to try! Tee hee... Happy weekend!

UnikByYes said...

Lovely card Michelle, love the pretty ribbon and flowers, TFS
Have a wonderful day!
Liz

My Paper Epiphany said...

Beautiful collage & background

Cards By Jan said...

Wow...What a pretty, gorgeous, beautiful card!! I love all your lil details, and colour!!

and I always wanted to know what gesso was, is it someting like crystal effects!!

anyways your card is so BEAUTIFUL!!

Linda Beeson said...

Oh so pretty!!!

shirley-bee said...

Oh, you definitely nailed it on the head, it's beautiful!

Gail Park said...

A truly amazing card with great details and an awesome bg!

Cath said...

Hey Michele! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Stef Perry said...

Absolutely stunning - you definitely nailed it! Great inspiration.

Paula S. said...

Very pretty take on the Trigger. I really like the 'pops' of yellow in this and the various textures and elements you incorporated. Congrats on the TT win!

Karen D said...

Such a gorgeous card. Congrats on your win

Leni said...

Wonderful card!