I am participating in Sharon B's "Take It Further" Challenge this year. I think I might have mentioned it before. On the first of each month, Sharon will issue a challenge. Actually, she will issue two ... one being an idea or possibly a technique, and the other being a color scheme. Those participating get to choose which to complete. This month I chose the color scheme, which I found very pleasing and is picuted here:
I decided to create a paper collage, roughly 5"x7" in size. I began by gathering papers in the assigned colors. I also gathered some paints. Here is where I started:
And here is where I ended up! I'm really quite pleased with the result. Collage is still a "new" medium for me to work in. I painted, stamped, and embellished many of the papers. The quote in the center reads, " 'Hope' is the thing with feathers - That perches in the soul - And sings the tune without the words - And never stops - at all." ~ Emily Dickinson. I would be happy to get feedback on this piece, so let me know what you think!
Note: I have just learned that this collage was accepted for Virginia Spiegel's "Collage Mania" Fiber Art for a Cause to support the American Cancer Society. It will be available for sale through her site, May 5th and 6th. I'm so pleased!