July 19, 2010

USArtQuest DT Challenge #3

It is time for another USArtQuest Design Team challenge post.  For this challenge, the DT received some mica tiles, PPA gloss and some beautiful handmade papers.  The papers reminded me of some gorgeous woven silk fabrics I purchased while in Hong Kong and Gurgaon, which made me think of fashion and this page from a vintage Sears catalog I had patiently waiting in my craft stash for just the right project.

The base of this card is black linen cardstock matted to ivory linen cardstock.  A few carefully torn pieces from my vintage catalog page were adhered with PPA matte; accompanied by some lace trim, aged with a bit of walnut ink.  For the finishing touches, I used heart shapes punched from mica to spotlight the model's face, the price and a deep red silk flower to bring a touch of color to the collaged card. 

If you haven't played with Mica tiles in a while, hopefully this will inspire you to dust them off and get creative.  Be sure to check out the awesome projects created by the rest of the team at the USAQ blog.



4 comments:

Jan said...

beautiful creation and fashion theme! I thought the same thing, this paper is beautiful and fun to work with :)

Lea Cioci said...

Lovely collage, it looks like I had found it in an old trunk. Mica Rocks and you rock too!

Julie Ranae said...

Really wonderful piece Connie...hope all is going well for you : )

Sarah Anderson said...

what a lovely collage, great colours :)