Wednesday, September 26, 2012

LOVE is an act of faith - mixed media story board

When I first saw the new release Vintage Collage from Red Rubber Designs, I knew that I wanted to use it to spark the imagination. I hope that you will be able to envision a story from my canvas.

I started my project with an 8 X 8 inch piece of heavy chipboard. I inked it with Distress stains and inks then added a layer of tissue paper (old dress pattern), ink and stamping. On top of that I added a piece of coffee stained canvas.  The next layer is faux parchment cardstock that has been crumpled, torn, burned, inked, spritzed and rolled.

The lovely lady is from the Vintage Collage stamp set.  Her corner of the story board includes some old lace, a flower, and a treasured love letter as well as a much used rosary.

In the lower right hand corner is the object of the lady's affection and love. He is also from the Vintage Collage stamp set and has been stamped on paper clay. In the background you will see a sailing ship from the Vintage Collage stamp set and an Ancient Map.

The lower left hand corner gives a better look at the Ancient Map  The beads of the rosary encircle the entire story board. The LOVE stamp is from the Vintage Greetings stamp set. I finished out the quote by adding is an act of faith.

I hope my little project has given you a moment to slip into the world of imagination. Thanks for looking.

I am entering this into the Try it on Tuesday Lots of Layers Challenge.


Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, this is amazing, love all the different materials and textures you have used!

Kate said...

So very lovely, Sarah! I love the 'story board' idea. What a fabulous way to incorporate more than one idea. I love all the little details from the crinkled paper and string of beads to the amazing filigree corners.

butterfly said...

Oh Sarah, that's so beautiful... what a wonderful romantic way to tell the story - and every element is perfect! I love your colours (of course!), and all the layers and textures are simply wonderful. LOVE IT!!
Alison xx

Paula-Kay Bourland said...

Very interesting, Sarah, but I must admit I needed an interpretation. I do like the variety of textures.

die amelie said...

Gosh, Sarah,

I just found your blog (by google-searching for halloween tags) and am so happy about it! Your artwork is really awesome! You have a new follower now!

Greetings from Vienna,
die amelie x

Lori said...

I LOVE it! A little bit different territory for you...but once again, you've really rocked it! Beautiful!

Mrs.B said...

This is a fabulous piece, so much texture and details.
Thanks for sharing with us at TioT

Robin said...

What a beautiful piece full of so much texture and detail!


Lynn Stevens said...

What a Fabulous story collage. Love all the layers,the different textures and the use of the Rosary is especially beautiful.
hugs Lynn

Izzy said...

It looks so enchanting! Really nice work :)