4 Mar 2011


Dimensional Collage Fragments

Recycling seems to be where I'm getting my inspiration at the moment my  last piece of work  was using recycled plastic packaging and now  I have been playing with corrugated cardboard paints and inks and made this hanging. 

Over at Studio L3 the CC challenge #34 this week set by Linda  is Dimensional Collage Fragments on page 63 of Tim's CC book, I can't tell you how I have completed the fragment those are the rules....... although I can tell you that I stamped the group onto a book page then onto a flower sticker from the ~TH retro paper stack which if you look closely you will see on the dress of the girl and waistcoat of the little boy and then I mounted this onto the stamped picture for colour, I also used parts of other flower stickers in the collage the rest of the technique was from ~TH book Compendium of Curiosities.  All images stamped behind the fragment are TH.  Pop over to Studio L3 and have a look at the great art there.

For a place for the fragment to sit I drew around a small dinner plate onto corrugated packaging and peeled away some of the layers and then using TH paint dabbers in green and pink and splashed some colour around, I wanted some bright colour for Springtime and to tie in with the colours in the stickers I used in the fragment.

My inspiration for the layout came from Inspirational Card Sketches  ICS, I loved this weeks sketch and thought it  was just right for this piece so I am joining in there, pop over and have a look at some great inspiration.

Also joining in at  The Cheerful Stamp Pad
Materials used: Tim Holtz, Stampin' Up! Martha Stewart Punche

Bye for now


  1. Nice work! Your fragment is very "Tim" and I love the corrugated cardboard background.

  2. Aaah we love our corrugated card packaging don't we, its the best.
    Loving your fragment Maggie, its beautiful. Have a lovely weekend, Annette x

  3. Love the picture in your fragment.

  4. Ooh! I love your piece Maggie! I have a thing about corrugated card, it looks brilliant here! xx

  5. Fabulous,love the colours and the texture! Thank you for playing at ICS!xx

  6. I am so glad that you joined "Anything But a Card" at the Cheerful Stamp Pad. I enoyed looking at all the goodies in yur circle. All the elements fit together nicely. Please come often and join my future challenges.

  7. This is fab, loving how you have used lots of texture. Many thanks for joining us at ICS this week. Nicola xx

  8. Fabulous piece. Love your collage.


  9. Very unique! loving the style, really pretty!

    Thanks for joining us at ICS this week! :)

    Hugs, Stacy [ICS DT]

  10. Dear Maggie, thank you for your wonderful comments on my blog and thanks for joining. I hope I keep you entertained.

  11. I love your fragment Maggie! It's part grunge and part shabby chic ... and ALL cool!

    Have a great time with this week's challenge ... I'm still thumbing through the Rolodex in my head for an idea ...


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