Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Fancy French Rose

  Sometimes it's fun to see how many projects you can get out of one collage sheet. With the Fancy French Rose collage sheet, I managed to get three.

The first was this card! It's 5x7 in size with a scrapbook paper background (4 3/4 x6 3/4). After I glued that down, I inked the edges in pretty pink ink (I use Colorbox Chalk Inks). Then I arranged my images cut from my collage sheet and after inking the edges glued those down too! All done!

Then I got started on this tag. Using another of the larger backgrounds on the sheet, I glued it to a shipping tag (4 3/4 x 2 3/8 in size, you can find them at office supply stores.) and trimmed the background to fit the tag. I then inked the edges in orange ink, glued down my other pieces (edges inked, of course!), added my tassle. All done!

On this tag, I did something a little different. The background for this tag is actually a piece of scrapbooking paper, cut to fit the tag. (4 3/4 x 2 3/8). And, because I still have tons of photographs from my film photography days, I knew I could find one to use! I tore the edges, inked them, and cut it to fit my tag. I then  centered the rose photo, layered my other images on top, and added my tassle, all done! And can you believe I still had images from the collage sheet left over? I saved those for my ATC's!


  1. I've been eyeballing this sheet for a while now -- it's on my 'favorites' on ETSY. I love what you do with your images so much!

  2. You know, re-reading this, I picked up on the 'tons of photographs from my film photography days' ... if you have ANY you'd like to donate to me for use in the journals I make for the Phoenix Children's Hospital kids, I would send you cosmic continuous hugs for life, true story. I put one vintage photo (like those I order from you) in each journal and the kids love those. But they don't HAVE to be vintage -- they just love having a 'real photo' sewn onto a page. Think about it -- and no guilt if that doesn't work for you.