Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Collage-y Art Journal

One of my talented internet stamping buddies, Lori Roberts, encouraged me to experiment with collage images recently . . . these are from Paper Imagery Designs . . . I combined them with Paper Bag Studios rubber stamps to create front and back covers for an art journal I just started . . .

The beautiful printed papers were part of a printed paper swap from one of my groups . . . the front cover was swapped from Kathryn McAllister . . . the paper is beautiful on its own . . . but really set off a nice contrast to the blue outfit of the little boy . . . The back cover was swapped printed paper from Francine Groulx . . . I felt the delicate nature of the collage image deserved a likewise softly printed background . . .

What a cool swap that was!!!! It's TOO MUCH FUN having internet stamping buddies!!!!! LOL!!!!!!

20 comments:

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

Gorgeous Michi
love the colours and the whole effect of both
hugs
Annette in Oz

Wanda H said...

Michi, your journal is gorgeous!!! Lori is going to be so excited to see what you did!!!

fairey mel said...

Wow Michi I love these they are fantastic!!

Cindy Roland said...

OMG Michi, this is beautiful!! Wonderful work!! Love it!

Michi, Orange County, CA said...

THANKS so much for the nice compliment, Mel!!!! You are so kind!!!!!!!!!!

Lori Roberts said...

Ah I know talent when I see it!! What a fantastic job Mich!!!! You are certainly rocking girlfriend and you need to do more collage!!! These cards are beautiful!!!

Judy Cantrell said...

Your collage journal in beautiful!

Cory said...

Love the journal...love the colors.

Cory

Michelle said...

Wow, Michi!! So beautiful! What wonderful colors! You did such a great job!!

Sue said...

Your journal covers are wonderful,
Michi!!

Linda said...

This looks absolutely fabulous, Michi! Wonderful color combination and I love the glass piece glued over the pictures. It makes it really stand out. I have to try those fragments sometime!

Michi, Orange County, CA said...

THANK YOU so much for the nice compliment on my Collage-y Art Journal covers, Cory!!!! You are so kind!!!!!!!!!

Becky said...

I love looking at your beautiful artwork.

Sandie R said...

This is beautiful Michi. The colour and paper choices to go with the images is terrific. It just looks so well put together. I love it!

Passionforstamping said...

Michi, these are just fabulous!!!

Dianne K.

Ape Maya said...

Yay!! Am so pleased for you, Michi - to see you featured on the Paper Imagery blog! Congratulations!

And what a stunning journal!!!

Dawn said...

Awesome journal!! Thanks so much for stopping and commenting on my blog! Love your stuff here and will be sure to come back. Left some comments on other entries too, lol.

Francine said...

Fabulous art work Michi... I'm just happy my paper contributed a little to such an awesome journal...
You've been busy I love all what you've done latetly...!

Francine

Dawn said...

Michi,
Your work is beautiful. You are very talented. Dawn :)

Michi, Orange County, CA said...

Hi Dawn!
THANK YOU so much for the nice compliment on my COLLAGE JOURNAL . . . you are so kind!!!!!