Saturday, April 18, 2015

Journal 52, Week 16: Collage Crazy! meets Art Journal Journey

For Week 16, I'm playing along with Chelle at Journal 52, where the prompt is Collage Crazy!

Chelle informed us:
If you can use a pair of scissors and a glue stick you are good to go!
She also said:
You can collage words and phrases, pictures, patterns, photographs, your own artwork, homemade papers and paper scraps – anything you’d like!
Since I also love collage, and often find scraps in magazines, this is the perfect prompt for recycling some of those images and such I have been collecting over the years.

From various magazines and old calendars, I give you "This is how reality."  Now for a few step-out scans.

Don't tell anyone, but the secret to reality is love.

If you read between the lines, you will see how reality became reality.

One reality is, April showers bring beautiful and colorful flowers.

Another reality is when it's April in Paris,

"Laughter is the shortest distance between two people."  That reality (quote) was by Victor Borge.

Of course, all this reality took place on a used recycled file folder, with the help of magazine images, very old calendar images, words from a magazine, white gel pen, green watercolor pen, a gifted stamped image, and a bit of imagination on my part.

Since there is a quote in this collage, 
and since it's a journal page, approximately 8.5 X 11 inches in size, I'm also entering it in Art Journal Journey.

I hope you like my take on both reality AND collage this week, which has 16 number 16s around the outside of the journal page.  This is Day 18 of 22, leading up to bEARTHday, and I gathered various old magazine and calendar images that I added to my used file folder to make a crazy collage.

Thanks for looking and thanks for being here for me.


14 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

What a fun collage, love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Art Journal Journey, Valerie

Fran Hopkins said...

Nicely done....love the way the flower painting could be fireworks over the Eiffel Tower.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Your collage is awesome Elizabeth..and I like that it matches to your recycling challenge as well as to Art Journal Journey!
Thank you so much for joining us again!
Happy Saturday Elizabeth!
♥♥♥
Susi

Craftymoose Crafts said...

This is a lovely collage! Your collages always blend so well...I feel like mine are always images repelling each other like like poles of a magnet!

Yay all caught up!

(Can't wait to hear how Kathy liked her AB)

Tamara said...

That is so inspiring.. and it provokes so many thoughts as I look at the details <3 it's very fun, interesting and creative. I will have to work on something like that! Thank you for sharing and best wishes for your weekend.

Tamara <3

Divers and Sundry said...

I like collage, and I like this collage. The colors and composition strike me as being a single work of art. Collages so often look to me like a combination of things instead of a single work. You used your pieces like painters use paint. Nice! :)

TwinkleToes2day said...

A fabulous collage Elizabeth, I really like the quotes and I think that the upsides down image butted against the tower is a lot of fun, as are the firework flowers.
Also, I really like the bright background.
{{hugs}}

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Fun. Great play on words. xox

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

oh, and, since i have gobs of stencils from my time at stencil girl, send me your address and i will send you some! xox

Jo Murray said...

That's wonderful!

Rita said...

Great college! Love the quotes, too. :)

massofhair said...

Fantastic collage pages Elizabeth, love the words and beautiful flowers :-) xxx

johanna said...

love your Collage with the thought provoking words!

pearshapedcrafting said...

This really is fabulous! I love the colours in your background and how the images look so wonderful with them - the addition of the black really makes everything lok so vibrant! Good job! Hugs, Chrisx