Saturday, November 5, 2011

Collage Junkie

I admit it, I've become a collage junkie.  But I swear, its for good reasons.  Say I have a few pieces that I want to showcase together, but they aren't finished, or aren't smalls (like my current header).  Collages are the perfect way to link them together.  Or, like with my Threadbasket SAL, I want to draw attention to certain areas, and have a nice grouping of pictures.  Collages, perfect solution.  For now I've just been using the simple (free) collage maker on Picnik.  Beth had no idea what sort of a monster she was creating when she gave me a tip back in August.

Here's my first finished ornament for Becky's Challenge.  As promised, its my Hogmanay design, finished in a very prim manner with felted wool, rusty bells and wire.  Oh, and another collage.


I finished Feast of St. Nicholas in the same manner, since I had all the supplies out, just red wool.  Obviously it won't count for the challenge since I stitched it before the start date.


And here's my second challenge finish, Peace on Earth by JBW Designs, from the 2006 JCS Ornament magazine.

12 comments:

Ranae said...

I love the rusty bells on the collage piece.
JBW ornie is so sweet, love the little blue birdie

Margaret said...

They're wonderful, Mindi! lol about the collage junkie- ness. I've done the collages, but I haven't gotten addicted to them.

Tricia said...

Beautiful work! I love the beaded edge on the bottom one. That is something I need to try!

Theresa said...

These are gorgeous!!!!! I love your finishes!!!!

cucki said...

wow they are so sweet.i love them xxx

CATHI said...

Such wonderful finishes! I love them! :o)

Cathi

Christine said...

Fabulous finishes. I love the jingle bells on the primitive ornaments

Carol said...

Both ornaments are so beautifully stitched AND finished, Mindi--and I love seeing them showcased in collages!

Lesleyanne said...

Both are beautiful finishes. Love your collages wish I could do them.

Stitchin' Sweet Sue said...

Hi Mindi, found you thru Queen Stitcher, lovely handwork. Your collages are inspiring, really nice effects. Will have to check out Picnik, thx:)

Michelle said...

Love the rusted bells and the hangers on those two designs of yours - fabulous!

Siobhan said...

Fantastic finishes and finishing! I love all of your special touches.