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!

Liz O. 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!

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor 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 Davis said...

Such a gorgeous card. Congrats on your win

Leni said...

Wonderful card!