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collage monday

Welcome to my first entry for collage Monday! My favourite mixed media artist, Donna Downey, has been doing weekly collage inspired posts that I absolutely love and it’s got me itching to give it a go. She invited people to play along and start a collage journal too and, well, no need to ask me twice!

I’m using collage Mondays as a chance to scale things back a little bit – to create with less supplies. I’ve taken a leaf out of Donna’s book, and have chosen a Moleskine Sketchbook for this little challenge, and  I love it. The pages are a great quality, and I really love the elastic closure – what a great idea! I’m really looking forward to see it filled and full of collagey goodness.
As for other supplies, it’s all about keeping it simple. I really want this to be something that I can create with while on the go – just my journal, glue and a handful of goodies. Should be a test to see if I can actually stick with that!

Anyway, enough jabbering away – wanna see my first spread?

cmjune2412

Supplies: vintage book text, vintage flashcards, inventory envelope, Kaisercraft alpha stickers, Presstik alpha stickers, Pink Paislee Daily Junque stamps, Crate Paper ‘Random’ papers, October Afternoon ‘Farmhouse Flower Sack’ ephemera

This was done while visiting my good friend Karen, using goodies that I’d bought that day whilst we were out shopping. It still doesn’t quite feel finished to me – it just feels like it needs something else, but maybe that’s just because I’m used to using so much MORE lol Regardless, I’m happy with my first entry.

If you decide to take on the Collage Monday challenge, I’d love to see your creations, so be sure to link me up!

Happy arting,

Lita xo

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