A New Collage...Naturally


I made a new collage this week and was looking to do something with some natural elements and an outdoor feeling.  I used a burlap covered 9 x 12 canvasboard and scans of lots of  pieces from my vintage ephemera collection.  I also used The Graphic's Fairy's wonderful reindeer image, as well as some other images from her site.  The cashier ticket on the top right corner was taken from a piece I received from Vicki of Rusty Rooster Vintage .  There are lots of vintage assemblage pieces- metal tags, keys, game pieces, crinkled seam binding, and pieces of bark and an old yardstick, etc.  It reminds me of a naturalist's bulletin board...


I love the little toy reindeer and old safety pin...



I paired the cattle tag with an old piece of leather strapping...


I also did some stamped images and hand coloring...








I had a lot of fun creating this piece!  I am linking to~

The Graphics Fairy's Brag Monday
and
Boardwalk Bragfest

Until next time...
Linda

42 comments

  1. I LOVE IT! This may be my favorite collage of yours yet - and not just because it has a little something from me on it :) I really love the reindeer and the nature them. Very rustic which always appeals to me. This is just lovely! I'm reading my blogs while waiting to be called for jury duty. Fun, huh? Getting caught up though. Have a great day!

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  2. I just came over from Karen's Bragmonday. I must say I really like your collage! Love the colours and combinations of material :)

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  3. Linda,
    This is a fabulous piece! All the trinkets to look at are a real feast for the eyes!!!
    Nicely done!
    xoxo
    lynn

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  4. I love this! I just keep repeating myself.

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  5. Well if you get tired of me saying "I love it"...too bad 'cause I do. Everything just works together so well. You have a great eye.

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  6. Good Morning Linda!
    This is a Wonderful Piece! I Love your Collage Work!You have a great sense of Balance and Color!
    Love the Snow Pictures! Snow has a Way of making Everything look Enchanting & Beautiful!
    Happy Monday Linda!
    Hugs
    Jill

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  7. Love the collage with that great outdoor theme. So appropriate for this time of year. So many wonderful embellishments you have used.

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  8. This is so beautiful!! I love all the little bits and pieces that you used. I'm so glad you to see that Reindeer too, he looks great on your project! Thanks for linking this up to Brag Monday.

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  9. That is so cute. Love the reindeer! I don't know how you know what will go with what, but it's amazing.

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  10. Love it! Perfect fall decor! Great job!

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  11. love, love, LOVE! I love that random green ribbon and the earthiness of it all.

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  12. Oh Linda...what a beautiful collage! I love all of the natural elements. There are so many interesting things to look at and it all looks so good together. Best wishes :)

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  13. I always love the textures that you use. The blend of colors and items is so wonderful. Makes me happy to look at it!

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  14. Your collage is just stunning, Linda! I love all of the textures and layers, and that little mini deer is so sweet! I also really love the seam binding (of course!) and the yard stick, too! What a fun piece!

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  15. Love the earthy elements of this!

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  16. I love how this turned out! You are so creative...I need to give one of these a try with you as my inspiration of course!!

    ~Trisha

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  17. I love this!!!
    I am all about the out of doors theme!
    Nice job! Love all those trinkets and papers!

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  18. So many wonderful little elements in this. thanks for the close-ups and detailed views. You pulled it all together as usual.
    xoxo Kim

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  19. Hi Linda,
    How fun to sit down and just create something so fun! Love all the little treasures you used.
    Warmly,
    deb :)

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  20. Awesome collage! Love the colors you chose and the reindeer image is so cool. Mimi

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  21. Hi Linda,
    This piece is just perfect. You have used such fun pieces on this collage and I love the nature theme.
    You are the queen of collage!!!
    Jane

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  22. I love your collages...so many lovely little treasures on one piece of art. Thank you for sharing it on the Boardwalk Bragfest. Can't wait for you to do a guest post (hint, hint -- haha)

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  23. This is beautiful! Thanks for stopping by my blog -- I'm glad you like the star tutorial.

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  24. So this is what you do when you're snowed in!!! Love every element you've used, especially the piece of yardstick, the key and the bitty reindeer! Fun and pretty! Hugs, Julie

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  25. Brag you should ~ that turned out just as cute as could be!

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  26. Linda, I was just coming over to thank you for the sweet comment but WOW that is wonderful!!! I love all of the different elements you put together, so many stories in one collage. I saved that reindeer postcard too when I saw it posted, the colors on it are gorgeous! Theresa xoxo

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  27. Hi Linda--
    This is truly fabulous!!! It would fit so perfectly in so many different settings, but gee, would I love to see it in one of those large log cabin homes--wouldn't that be amazing? This is fantastic!
    XO

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  28. WOW!! Love everything about this piece!! Beautuful!

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  29. Looks like you put your snowy weekend time to good use. Your collage is very pretty. La

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  30. Wow this is gorgeous -- you are so creative and talented!

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  31. Totally lovely. It always amazes me how an artist can view things. I really like the dreamy golden color.

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  32. Wow, so pretty! I love it. Love the earthy colors.

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  33. Oh my, so so many pretty elements! The deer is such a pretty graphic, too! You are so creative with such a good eye for this stuff!

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  34. This is just wonderful!
    I think it's one of the best collages I've ever seen, completely original. :-)

    Hugs,
    Anne

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  35. I just wanted to comment (again!) and say thanks for the sweet comment you left me and I'm grateful you put me on your blogroll on your sidebar. It means a lot!

    Thanks again!

    Kelly

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  36. Linda, it is gorgeus,
    wow- so fantastic- so full of wonderfull elements, that adds to the feeling of deer-and wood-and all your embellishments makes your collage a real wonderfull piece ,where to find new experiences all the time.
    A wonderfull art piece, dear.
    XO Dorthe

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  37. Linda, I love this piece! You certainly did a lot of work on it. I can't pick out a favorite thing. Cattle tag? 673-my eye went to that right away it looks so cool I didn't know what it was. :-) The whole natural theme is perfect and you did a fantastic job! The best part is that you had a great time in the process.

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  38. I love you collage. I love the colors and textures you used. Lots of little surprises...Great job!

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  39. I LOVE reindeer!!! And the colors you used are stunning. Those pinecones are wonderful too. The whole piece is great!!!! Thanks for sharing!
    Charlene

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  40. I was browsing around your blog this afternoon and came across this collage - I absolutely *love* it. And after looking at the other comments left, so does everyone else! :-)

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