Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Green Paper's March Collage Challenge

I have only taken part a couple of times before, as I wasn't around for some of them, but I really do enjoy Mary's challenges to combine elements from 3 totally different images into one collage. They are never easy, lol, especially for somebody as digitally challenged as me. I had to enlist my son's help with a couple of steps.

These are the images Mary provided this month -

Not all that easy, right? But I knew pretty much what I wanted to achieve.

First, I separated the three images. Then I messed around with the colours on the first one to get a sepia like colour for the sweet lady. I cut out her name, Mo, and the word Company from the second image and cleaned them up. Then I got my son to help me with getting the floral pattern of the third image onto her outfit, just in one place, because Victorian styles often mixed plains with patterns in an outfit. I then placed the words, put a thin border round the whole lot, and there you go, challenge completed! I am so tempted to print it out and add lots of glitter to the snow, lol, with my trusted GellyRoll pen, would look neat, don't you think? Anyhoo, here is the completed challenge -


I am happy with it.

It was a lovely sunny day here today, but bitterly cold. Still, that doesn't put dedicated geocachers off, so Nick and I spent a few hours hunting down a few caches. Most of them were off public footpaths, which meant that for most of the time we were ankle deep in mud, lol. Hah, I was prepared though, I was wearing my lovely flowery wellies ( children's ones, lol, they fit me so much better, I have small feet ). I couldn't believe how waterlogged the ground was everywhere. Well, I could, actually, because we have had so much rain lately. I hope that we will a bit more sunshine over the next couple of days.

All that fresh air, however, means that I am totally wiped out lol, and about to toddle off to bed. I wish you all a good day/night wherever you are,

toodlepip, xxx

22 comments:

sonya said...

Hi Liz,
Your Green Paper Challenge collage is awesome! It looks like you know a lot more than I do! I am very digitally challenged! LOL!
Sweet dreams...
sonya

Bitzi said...

You are happy...as you ought to be! Love the design on her skirt...and her preferences. Delightful...
Bitzi
http://bitzidoodles.blogspot.com/

JeanFB said...

Okay, this is positively brilliant!!! When I saw these three images over on Green Paper, I puzzled and thunk, and couldn't figure out what to do with the three. I even looked at the words to see if I could tinker with them (as you did), but I never could have come up with this. Love it!!!

Betsy said...

It takes a great imagination to come up with your design. What a good idea to rearrange the words.
Very clever.

Mary said...

This is Fabulous!!!

Leslie said...

This is great! Never occurred to me to use some of the text from the letterhead. That's why these challenges are so much fun.

Sarah - Red Gingham said...

Wow that's pretty impressive Lizzie! How you did that I'll never work out. Her coat looks so neat with the lovely design on it. Clever boy you have there.

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Liz!!! I love it! and it looks so fun!!! She was sure an "independent woman!"
XO

Xela said...

Das sieht nach Spaß aus meine Liebe :)
Bei uns ist es auch nicht wärmer bitter kalt und Sonnenschein.
Ich hoffe du hast gut geschlafen :) Ich wünsch dir einen schönen Tag liebe Liz
Knuddel Alexandra

Fabric Art said...

Liz you have done an amazing work with the images from Mary, love the way you changed her dress.
Hugs Anni

Dorthe said...

Liz it is a great way you mixed those 3 items--so very clever ,the dress have become so beautifull, and I love her in sepia,too-
YOU ARE SO MUCH CAPABLE IN DOING THOSE COMPUTER THINGIES! Wonderfull dear.
How small are your shoes- I`m a 36-so am also often able to buy childrens wear!
Sweet , I`m a bit under the weather (stomac thing...) so your little gifts are still on my table...My granddaughter comes for hollyday, allone next week-I hope I`m all well, by then!!!
Big hugs,to you friend.
Dorthe

Sherry Edwards said...

Your piece is fab! I love how you've put it all together.

I really like seeing your different blog headers - it's lovely to see some sunshine at last. That looks like a really beautiful place you have there in France.

Croap Queen said...

Very well done missus.
Although I did read it first as "vertically challenged". Can't imagine why, rofl.
JJ xx

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

This turned out just great, Liz! I love how you used the floral pattern on the dress! Very clever to create a Ladies's name from the company's ad.
It sounds like you had some fun geocaching again, even though you had to walk through some mud :-).
Big Hugs,
Julia

stampdiva said...

You ought to be happy and more!
I always forget about this challenge and probably too latenow.
Wishes
Lynne

Thelma said...

Looks great!!!

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

The effect turned out very well.

Leanne said...

oh wow! this is awesome!

2amscrapper said...

love how you took pieces of the wording and created such a clever saying

Lenna Young Andrews said...

This is awesome!! Fabulous job with the challenge.

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

We had similar ideas! I used that paper as part of her skirt too.

kristin johnsen said...

This is just lovely! I just stumbled upon green paper and you today - and I love what you did with the elements! I CLEARLY don't know enough about digitally remastering work - you are impressive! Kristin