She Loved Roses Collage

I've been creating some pieces the last few days using some of the techniques I've learned in Christy Tomlinson's She Art Workshop.  And of course I have incorporated some of my own techniques in these creations and have used several products from the Inspiration Emporium on-line store.  I will list and link those products in case you would like to get your hands on any or all of them :)

Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paints - Painterly Pink
Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paints - Dash of Red
Ranger - Non-Stick Craft Sheet
Tim Holtz non-stick micro serrated scissors
7 Gypsies and various other decorative papers
Claudine Hellmuth Studio - Multi Medium - Matte 4 oz
Ranger - Rubit Scrubit Pad  (If you don't have one of these you have GOT to get one if you use inks, paints, glues and other mediums!)
Glass Bead Gel by Golden Gel Mediums
Pattern tissue paper
Ranger - Heat it Craft Tool
Distress Ink - Black Soot 
Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool
Golden's Titan Buff Fluid Acrylics
Paper doily napkin
I mixed some Claudine Hellmuth Painterly Pink and Dash of Red paints together with some of Golden's Glass Bead Gel.  I then placed a piece of some hard plastic stuff I had in my stash that had holes in it over my piece and spread the mixture over it and then removed the plastic to make these little dimensional dots . . .
I created the hair by cutting pieces from book pages and gluing them down and layering with some of Claudine Hellmuth's Multi Medium.  I'm LOVIN' this medium a lot these days!
I used Black Soot Distress ink around the edge of the piece using an Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool. . .
My finished piece is 12" x 6" created on a heavy, black matboard that I got out of the Marketing Department's trash at "the day job".  They throw away large sheets of this stuff after advertising promotions and I take it over to the big paper cutter and cut various sizes to use for atc's, inchies, book covers and more!  It's some good stuff and it's FREE!


donna said...

What a wonderful collage and I love the title. Her hair is so cool. I love CH medium too. Cheer..Donna

Peggy Alborn said...

Sherry, she is awesome! This feels like a big color change for you, and I love it!

Minxy said...

Delightful Sherry...doing something different must be catching as the card i just blogged is unlike what i usually do.
Have a great week x

Anonymous said...

I love her crazy hair and also the way the dots seem to float over the lettering. Very nice layering. Connie :)

Helen said...

Great recycling! Love her hairdo!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I love her! Especially the crazy hair.
And, as a side note, every product you listed, even the glass gel, I own. LOL!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Love her hair! I'm taking that class as huh? She's perfect!

SusanK said...

Very pretty!!! And I love dumpster diving - score!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

I love your adorable canvas! fantastic art and the colors are amazing. This looks like a wonderful class as I see many blog friends are taking it. Thanks for your wishes for spring - the snow melts and comes back again...:) ahhhh Michigan. I remember you mentioning Idlewild before - beautiful area of the state (Lake Michigan side is my favorite besides the bridge)...happy Tuesday to you m'dear! :)

Charmingdesigns said...

I love that you can get mat boards for free. I just get a large sheet of thin wood and cut it.

deb famularo said...

You have some amazing talent Sherry- I just love your work. Beautiful!!! xOxO