So In Love Freestyle Collage Card

by Joanne James30. April 2017 09:00

It's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! The lovely Jaydee is the hostess this week and as it's the fifth week of the month she has a fun tic tac toe board for us to work with:


I decided to go across the bottom row - pink, leaves and flower - and took the opportunity to create a card with a modern collage feel, a little different to my usual style. Take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

So In Love Watercolouring - I heat embossed the large flower from 'So In Love' onto Shimmery White cardstock and used my aquapainter and a variety of pink inks to watercolour it. When dry, I added a liberal brush of clear Wink of Stella for added sparkle. I used the same outline flower for some tone-on-tone stamping and added some white diecut leaves.

Bits And Pieces - I love collage-style cards, but find them such a challenge to create and have them look natural! I gathered lots of bits and pieces - ribbon, sequins, doilies and a wooden flower - and set to work. I also gave my finished card a liberal flick of Wink of Stella - you can't see the shine on the photograph, but this card is oh so pretty in real life!

Freestyle Collage - So the trick with this kind of freestyle collage card is to somehow take an eclectic selection of items and bring them together into a cohesive design. This card took me longer than it should have, as I was very considered with my elements, however I'm really pleased with the result - a lovely, feminine card that would work for a variety of different occasions. I am also linking up with the ladies over at SUO Challenges today with this card where there theme is 'all that's feminine'.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team
Laurie Schmidt
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis 
 Crystal Komera
Valentyna Komisarenko
Deanne K
Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN! 


I look forward to seeing what you create with our tic tac toe board this week. Enjoy the rest of your weekend - we have a long one as tomorrow is a Bank Holiday here in the UK, so we are all enjoying the extra day that comes with a public holiday - let's just hope the weather stays fine! I'll be back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (13) -

Claire Grantham
Claire GranthamUnited States
4/30/2017 9:16:04 PM #

This is absolutely gorgeous, I love the freestyle collage look, I really need to give it a go..jump out of my comfort zone. Clairex

Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
5/1/2017 1:56:54 PM #

Joanne!  This is stunning.  Soft, serene and oh so pretty.  I admire the collage style and can totally relate to not forcing the design.  The struggle is real!  This is gorgeous--the background stamping adds interest to the clean design, the watercoloring is so soft and lovely and each little element is perfectly selected.  A beautiful card, my friend!  Enjoy your long weekend!

sandymUnited States
5/1/2017 9:33:08 PM #

Such a delicate, feminine card, Joanne! Love your white embossed watercoloring, soft shade of pink, and the intricate little details are just wonderful!

LaurieUnited States
5/2/2017 1:37:54 PM #

I'm lovin' that soft pink!  How PRETTY. Your design is awesome Joanne!

Have a great daySmile

5/2/2017 3:31:02 PM #

Oh, so delicate and airy!!! Awesome card, Joanne.

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
5/3/2017 12:34:06 AM #

This might be my most favorite card you ever made!  GORGEOUS!!!!  Your collage is just beautiful with the sweet little elements, the background stamping, the doily and that wonderful embossed floral!  So, so pretty!

jaydeeUnited States
5/3/2017 2:01:02 PM #

Joanne, this is gorgeous.  I know this is outside of your normal style - but I say keep doing it... it really is stunning.  I love the soft colors and the collage.. you rocked it.

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
5/3/2017 8:09:43 PM #

Joanne, this is GORGEOUS!  I love the beautiful pink flower and the fantastic stamped background.  So many lovely elements to this fabulous creation!  Bravo, My Friend!  XX

Karen Barber
Karen BarberUnited States
5/6/2017 2:20:59 PM #

What a gorgeous little feminine beauty!!!  Thanks for playing along in the SUO challenge this time! Smile

Deanne @ Three Trees
Deanne @ Three TreesCanada
5/7/2017 3:31:47 AM #

Ooooohh - this is stunning Joanne!  You totally rocked this style!!!

Julia Quinn
Julia QuinnAustralia
5/7/2017 8:20:23 AM #

Gorgeous card - you've nailed that relaxed collage technique beautifully! This is perfect for our feminine challenge too!!  So glad you joined in the fun with SUO Challenges!

Connie Babbert
Connie BabbertUnited States
5/7/2017 10:58:17 AM #

Wow!  I love everything about this card...gorgeous colors.  Definitely love how you shaded the flower!  Thanks for playing along with the "Feminine" challenge over on SUO Challenges!

Mary Brown
Mary BrownUnited States
5/7/2017 1:17:46 PM #

absolutely STUNNING Joanne!  Thanks for joining SUO challenge!

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