Sunday, May 31, 2009

A Bird on The Head



I think this one is my favorite following "The Bird on The Head" theme. I made the text using a contact paper transfer with some text I printed out on the computer.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

She Loved Her Cat Bird



I'm not sure where this image came out of my brain. I think my migraines might be changing my brain chemistry or something. I initially started making a collage about me and my cat, and this is what I ended up with.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Vintage Hat Club



I finally finished my contact paper transfer girls on ATC cards this weekend. I found the buttons at an antique store. They were in a peanut butter jar full of them for $4.00, so I should have enough for a while unless my cat tries to steal them again.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Twinchie Wacky Houses



Here are some wacky twinchie houses from around the world. I think they could be vacation homes.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Collaged Toe Tags



I know these maybe a little warped, but it's what popped into my head when I bought a bunch of tags at Office Max. I used origami paper for the backgrounds and rub-ons for the Mehndi designs. I may try to draw the Mehndi on the next ones.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Silhouettes Collage



Trying to show the different variations of having a migraine or a headache by using silhouettes. I first tried using a purple background which didn't seem to be working so then I trimmed around the girls and tried another background. I think the purple shadow now seems to help them stand out more. What do you think?

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Sweet Cupcake Inchies



Here are some more inchies that I made yesterday. Cupcakes are one of my favorite things!

I had a fairly arty weekend. On Saturday, I went to the Motor City Comic Con and indulged my comic book geeky side. I saw some amazing artists, along with a good deal of celebrities like Joyce Dewitt and Kristy Swanson. Then on Sunday, I went to the University of Michigan Museum of Art to visit the new expansion, and it is impressive.

Monday, May 18, 2009

New Inchie Collages.

Who Had The Scary Baby?




I worked on some inchies today. I think my backgrounds are getting better, and I quite like the scary baby! I'm thinking the girl with the blue bow is the mother. Which one do you pick?

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Meet The Meeps



"Meeps" are a paint chip creature that I created. I think it's a cross between a bird and some other creature that I'm not sure about yet. Any ideas?

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Rustic Migrainelupe



I've been having a rough week with my migraines, so I made another Migrainelupe collage. The flowers are cut from wallpaper scraps, and the image from the girl is from a vintage photo.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Sharpies Are Stinky



I was home sick yesterday with bad migraine pain, and I tried working on making collages to try to distract myself from the pain. I've been wanting to work on altering decorative papers for my backgrounds, so I decided to try writing out "migraine' in different languages, only the Sharpie smell made things worse.

I like how this collage turned out off balance because that's how I was feeling.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

A Bird on The Head


I hand sewed the sequins on the girl's image, managing to stab myself a few times in the process, but I didn't get any blood on the collage.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Mean Girls




I made these twinchies with found magazine images and printed out text, along with some rub-ons that I found at Meyers.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Not Quite Right Scrapbooking



"Cathy loved the memory of playing hide&seek with the lively black mold in her childhood house."

I was watching Scrapbook Memories on PBS to learn some new techniques that I could apply to collage. I'm not really a scrapbooking kind of girl, but then this idea occurred to me about Not Quite Right Scrapbooking, where you take an altered retro image and use it like a scrapbook image.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Fairy Collage



I've been trying to work on adding more layers and embellishments in my collages. I used wallpaper clippings for the flowers and I tried to make the butterfly wings stand out more by using clear contact paper over them.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Extreme Co-Workers



I was trying to make some twinchies(two-inch collages) and I wanted to explore the crazy co-worker theme some more, so I came up with Extreme Co-Workers. I like the idea of hiding their identity, because they might just come after you if they find out what you said about them.