Monday, August 30, 2010

Arch Window

My last architecture collage was inspired by this image of an arch window that I have been wanting to use in a collage for awhile. I finally decided to use it with this turquoise paper. I also found a piece of a greeting card with folk art stars that worked well with the entire collage.

Next month, new theme. I'll give you a hint. It'll be a color!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Check, Please!

This week's architecture collage features a hodge podge of patterns that seem to work. I started with this exterior image of a stone building in Europe. I complimented this with a brick pattern and used a check printed gift bag to balance it. A green scrap from a previous project unifies it all.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Beach Glass Cuff Bracelet

I am taking a break from blogging about my collage challenge to show you my latest creation: a beach glass cuff bracelet.

Over the weekend a longtime friend - and fellow jewelry enthusiast was visiting - so I signed us up for a class at a local bead store to make this bracelet. We had a blast and in less than hour we each had one of these lovely cuff bracelets.

Made from aluminum, the bracelet is super light and very stylish!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Paris in the Summer

Continuing with my architecture theme this month, I thought it'd be fun to use this image of the Eiffel Tower. I've have the image for awhile and never knew what to do with it until today.

After looking at several different color schemes for my latest sketchbook collage, I settled on this cheery yellow. It's a nice compliment to the tower. It makes me long for summer in Paris, how about you??

Thursday, August 5, 2010

And the theme of the month is...architecture

I really didn't have a theme for this month until, well this morning. I realize the month is already 5 days old, but I felt I needed to see what available images I had before I made my decision.

I settled on the theme of architecture for this month's collage challenge. Since the days when I worked in 2 architecture museums, I've been interested in building structures.

This collage reflects that. I chose an image of a European-looking building as my focal point. I then selected this bright blue sheet of paper and complemented it with some rough textured natural paper. Stay tuned for more architecture inspirations as the month goes on!