Saturday, January 14, 2012

Just Us Girls Technique Challenge

 
Good morning, today is my turn to host us over on Just Us Girls challenge.  It's the week of the month where we try a new technique.  I looked through the fabulous tutorials over on Split Coast Stampers and thought we'd give collage stamping a try. Click here for the link to the tutorial.  I kept my collage a bit simpler than the tutorial.  This card will be going to a co-worker celebrating their five year anniversary this week.  The stamps are from several different sets; some PaperTrey Ink and others Hero Arts.  I love when I can mix and match my stamps and stretch them a bit further.  To soften up the image a bit I inked the edges up a bit.  What do you think?  What type of collage would you like to try?  I'd love to see your take on this technique.
Please stop by and check out the gorgeous creations from the other design team members!
Kylie (this month's guest designer)

29 comments:

artfuldelight said...

Wow, gorgeous card!

Jay Gee said...

So pretty Lynn - love your stamp choices :)

Ange Kelly said...

Beautiful card Lynn. What a great technique, and you have made it work so well!

Arlene said...

Simply gorgeous Lynn! I have to check out this tutorial. :)

Anonymous said...

It is very beautiful - love it.

anya said...

Oh Lynn, this is so soft and beautiful - I love it. And it has a bird! My favorite :)

Karen B. said...

When I think of this technique, I think of you because each of your cards you've done with it are so beautiful. This one is a beauty too.

Barb said...

This is one of those techniques that scares me. I've tried it and am so bad at it. You make it look easy, Lynn - this is beautiful - so soft looking! I may have to go check out the tutorials - thanks for the link! Happy weekend to you! :)

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

WOW! This is a stunner, Lynn. LOVE everything about this card. :)

The Paper Parade said...

Oh wow, Lynn, this turned out so sophisticated looking! I really need to get that stamp set out again, I have barley used it. Thanks for the inspiration!

Maureen said...

Over the top gorgeous on this one!! I love mixing sets like that too although you are teaching me more ways!! Lovely softness to it :) ACK!! You got the shamrocks!! Anything else? My calves are a little sore from skating (well, shuffling really) but I think they just need to be warmed up today at the gym and with all the running around I need to do :) One more cup of coffee, though ;) oh, I would love a long weekend!! We don't get any for our politicians! Guess they didn't do anything but tick us off!! LOL

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

So elegant and soft and pretty! Can't wait to try this technique! Thanks for the inspiration!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love this! Those sofr colors are so pretty!

Lisa Kind said...

I love this technique and you nailed it! This is very lovely. I have that script stamp and love it! Great job pulling different stamps together!

Chunyuan said...

love the layered stamping you did. And I remember seeing some of your published cards using this technique on Paper crafts.

Jen W. said...

Fabulous! Those different stamps work perfectly together! And I love the oft colours and inking.

Andrea M said...

This card is over-the-top GORGEOUS! LOVE your take on the collage technique! What a great technique in general! Great choice!!!

KarenC Inspired said...

Did you use distress ink? The colors are so light & antique looking.

I love this technique!

Virginia L. said...

LOVE the stamping and shading--just perfect in every way, Lynn!

Jenny said...

mmmm so soft and serene Lynn, it's a technique I admire but not brave enough to try... not sure I have the right stamps for it!
Love the script bkgd :)
Jenny x

Elise said...

THIS. ISSSSS - BREATHTAKING! Oh, Lynn! I'm SO glad we are doing this technique: it speaks sooooo to the soul of why stamps are the MOST possible of art form! I love this SO much! Your elegant take on these stamps and that super composition has my applauding and swooning! Bravo!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is gorgeous, Lynn! There's no one who stamps layers like you.

Anne Tussing said...

Fantastic JUGS challenge! I loved trying the new tutorial. Your card is so pretty. Love how you use the collage technique:)

Kara said...

Ooooo. Love the collage! Beautiful. I'm gonna try that tomorrow !

Christina said...

LOVE your stamping on this beauty, Lynn! Such a great use of the Iconic Images, and the sponging around the edges gives it a soft, vintage look. Great idea for a technique to showcase this week!

Dana Nelson said...

Love your stamping collage! Great mixture of colors and elements!

Aimes said...

I always love the results of this technique and hardly do it myself! Your collage is fabby, so fabby that I'd have believed that it was all one stamp! :)
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Dana Gustafson said...

This s amazing! I love the pretty color pallette and the graceful collage layers!

Ida said...

This is lovely. I like it very much.