Wednesday, June 11, 2008



This collage is for the 'Mixed Media Monday' challenge 'By the Sea'. This came together really quickly for me, since I knew I wanted one of my watercolor backgrounds and I had already chosen the clip art. I used a bit of tatting I've made and some stickers and a swirly rubber stamp. I love water colors, there is something about the depth of color, yet it is dreamy...that appeals to me so much. I overstamped color around the edges of the water on the clip art too. If you've come by thanks for visiting.

14 comments:

Simple Journeys said...

I love the beautiful watercolor background! I also like how you cut out the swirl stamps. I've cut out other stamps, but would not have thought of swirls.

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh wow this is absolutely awesome.
Wonderful card. Love this.

artsyclay said...

This is beautiful! I especially love your background.

Mary said...

Oh Maggie! This is sooo beautiful - it's pleasant to look at, making the viewer feel the flavor of the ocean, the warm summer air, and the simplicity that life can possess. I love the modest bathing suits on the swimmers, too.

Zuzu's Blog said...

gorgeous! I love the background work.. and I adore the colours! well done

Beth said...

I do love the colors. The background is beautiful.

Alberta & Ava said...

I love the combination of watercolor and collage. I've been experimenting a lot lately with this too. Your card is so lovely!

Mam said...

Maggie Ann, I haven't heard from you for a long time. I hope all is well.
I've been tagged and am passing it along to you.
http://www.morthanenough.wordpress.com
Love,
Nancy

Couture de Papier said...

Love your blog and artwork!
Denise Nantasket Beach Mass.Happy Creating!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Really really beautiful Maggie Anne. You and I both love this dreamy watercolour effect equally I think. This is a gorgeous example, and I love the composition you created.
ps...sorry I dont have an Etsy, but I'd happily swap you 'Once upon a time' for something you've made (like this if its not spoken for) if you wish? :0).

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Hi..my email was sent to you a few times last week by return each time you wrote to me...there must be a breakdown in cyber space...boo

and theres no other way of me getting the info to you unfortunately,I'll try again now...if you read this, you should also have an email....please check your spam. Fingers crossed, here it goes...x

Rosemary said...

Lovely lovely lovely

Tracy said...

I love this one....so pretty! I do love the sea. :)

LDH said...

Beautiful! You could have stopped with just the background and it would have been gorgeous! I didn't notice... is there a place on this blog to become a follower? I am very new to making collages and am inspired by your work.