Saturday, January 1, 2011

green paper challenge: The Inner Shrine

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It's always a good idea to check out Mary Green's blog, Green Paper, but an especially good time to check it out is around the first of the month for her collage challenge. For this challenge, Mary provides a PDF file of vintage images you can download. Then she challenges us to use at least a part of all 3 images in any creation. I love doing these challenges because Mary inspires me to think creatively . . . what can I do with the images she provides?? It is always fun, it's free, and you get to see what other people do with the same images because they all get posted as links on her blog. It's really a great thing! Mary provides one week for you to get something done. You share your creation by posting it somewhere online -your blog, flickr, website, anywhere you can point a specific link to. There is also a random winner at the end of the week, that usually wins a free download from Mary's e-store, Green Paper Packages.

To see the original images Mary provided for this challenge or join in yourself, go to her January College Challenge post on her blog. I took the images provided -the couple, the roses and the ledger sheet, and printed them out a number of times on various papers and a transparency sheet. I also printed them out in different sizes and just played. What i liked best was the ledger sheet overprinted onto a tan marbled stationery sheet with butterflies. I used this as my base.

The most fun I had was mounting one of the images of the couple
onto a piece of foam core . . . click for details.

I did go a little crazy with the roses . . .
but it was fun! 

Thank you, Mary!!! 

I will be doing Mary's Collage Club too, which starts tomorrow! 
That will be one sure way to keep the new year bright!


  1. I love what you did with these interesting and beautiful......

    Happy New Year.....

  2. Oh Lenna, this is gorgeous! And you did it so quickly too! Love the layered look, and the repetition of the image is really effective.

    I haven't even started thinking about it - something to do with a vintage notecard swap I'm taking part in......;0)

    Looking forward to the club starting tomorrow too......


  3. How on earth did you get your challenge finished so quickly? I just hopped over to Mary's and am just now downloading the images Geez :D I guess i know what I will be doing tomorrow lol! By the way i really love the foam core idea for the couple - it looks really great. Thanks for sharing...
    a newbie at challenges,

  4. Wishing you a wonderful 2011 - and looking forward to seeing your creativity unfold this year.

  5. Lenna, this is just beautiful! I love how you've repeated the images and changed up the sizes and the colors are so's so pretty!

  6. SO beautiful! What a terrific idea to repeat (and repeat) the images, the result is stunning.

  7. You were really inspired by this one, Lenna. You have exploded right out of your gluebook! (grin) Looks great! The foamcore is such a nice dimensional touch.

  8. Oh wow, this is GORGEOUS !! Great work Lenna !

  9. What a spectacular collage, Lenna! I love the way you used multiples of everything and that you share in detail the process of your creation. You have done an excellent job with this one, gal!



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