Friday, June 11, 2010


As I look through the entries to MY challenge - I created a piece with the "TAKE FLIGHT" theme to enter in the Friday Foto Collage challenge.  It is a new blog challenge also - how perfect.  I do not have a photo workshop program and am not computer savvy sooooooooo felt this would definitely take me to a new learning space.  I started with two of my photos - one I shared over this past challenge time frame as a piece of inspiration: the butterfly that had landed in our garage and I had taken a photo of a piece of coral that I love.  Started this piece with a piece of watercolor canvas with a sap green wash.  I used cut out butterflies and moths from a collage sheet - from Shabby Cottage Studios - and magazine/catalogs that I had been saving!  I then blew up the picture of the coral and copied it onto a transfer sheet (I have never done this and am currently in love with transfers now). 
Layed the pieces out - several times of course - moving things around and then started adhering the butterflies with gel medium:

Then the scary step of taking the coral print off the transfer backing and getting it onto the canvas - yikes!!!!!!!!  It was much easier than I had anticipated - that's why I'm in love with it - and it gives depth - super cool look!  Now I know why people are addicted to photoshop!

So, wha-la: "TAKE FLIGHT" - GIVE WINGS TO  YOUR DREAMS - a collage - soon to become notecards!!!!!!!!!!! 

Hope this helps you decide to enter our next challenge here at Sinderella's Studio - Winner of our FIRST POSTCARD WITH A MESSAGE CHALLENGE TO BE ANNOUCNED SUNDAY - STAY TUNED!!!!!!!!!!

CHEERS, dana


peggy gatto said...

This gorgeous! A very sophisticated piece!!!!!!!!
I need to know more about transfer paper!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for playing along!

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

Thank you!!!!!!!!!! I will send you what I did!

Jingle said...

I am your newest follower...
Glad to meet!
Enjoy some treats.

Ann said...

absolutely fabulous!! I love it!!! came here by way of fridayfotocollage !!!

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