07 August 2017

A Bit of a Challenge for August: #71: Collage with a Twist......

We are in winter here but the days have been blue and sunny if bloody cold!
This photo was taken off the East Coast last week:

Too cold for me to be swimming! Brrrrrr.....

Playful dolphins just off Schouten Island on the Freycinet Peninsula thanks to Nadine Amami who says:

We had at least 4 pods of Common Dolphin come investigate the boat as we travelled along the Freycinet Peninsula on our way to the Isle Des Phoques. I'll never get over how incredibly graceful these animals are.


Well, you have all loved the last challenge and so I have upped the anti this time and asked you to work outside the square a little for August. The challenge is

Collage, collage, collage... 

TWIST venture into multi- media
(multimedia means using two or more mediums together: so paint and texture paste or glue and paper or seed beads and paste/glue or ribbon, flowers and paint......)

Random Number Prize

Collage (from the Frenchcoller, "to glue";[ is a technique of an art production, primarily used in the visual arts, where the artwork is made from an assemblage of different forms, thus creating a new whole.
A collage may sometimes include magazine and newspaper clippingsribbonspaint, bits of colored or handmade papers, portions of other artwork or texts, photographs and other found objects, glued to a piece of paper or canvas. The origins of collage can be traced back hundreds of years, but this technique made a dramatic reappearance in the early 20th century as an art form of novelty.
The term collage was coined by both Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso in the beginning of the 20th century when collage became a distinctive part of modern art.
There are lots of examples on Pinterest if you want to waste a few hours!
Use the 'collage in cards' search for some simple examples

Well, there is a heap of information to get you started and you know what it is anyway - you have all dabbled in this area at some stage - just remember, no stamps but stencils work!

The DT have got some yummy bits for you to look at as well and get your ideas sparked!


Note it doesn't have to be a card - we love off the page too!

You can enter your work HERE:


  1. Such a lovely post and thank you for sharing your photo's too it's summer here but so wet take care x

  2. Adorable dolphins! They always enjoy life! :)
    Intriguing theme and brilliant inspirations, hope to found a bit of mojo in my mind!

  3. Oops, sorry about missing the fact I had stamps in my background; I deleted the entry! Thanks for your kind comments in spite of my oversight! ;) Katrina


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