Let’s Talk Collage

Happy Monday!

Today we are exploring ways to create collages in our memory keeping designs. Collage literally means, “to glue” and can be traced back to the invention of paper around 200 BC. The form gained popularity in modern art and is a great way for beginners as well as the seasoned scrapbooker to document their stories. And it works in every scrapbook medium!

Let’s begin our tour of today’s designs with Melina, who is sharing a travelers notebook project using the Love Notes kits.

“When you think of a collage in memory keeping, you usually think photos, right? Well, I went a different way with my Simple Dori traveler’s notebook spread. For the collage part of my layout, I wanted to feature all the papers from the main planner kit. I pulled out a label punch to create the strips of paper lined up on the right side of my layout.“

“I mixed up the alphas and stamp sets to create my title and finished it off with my own hand lettering.”

“The embellishment cluster to the left of the title began with a sheet from the planner kit. I punched a scallop circle shape, added a die cut, another label punched piece from the planner papers and a sticker from the Memory Keeping Sticker kit. Oh, and I also splattered some ink before adding my journaling. A little ink on a stark white page can be the perfect finishing touch.”

We love seeing Melina’s journal pages and the creative way she used papers from the kits. The collage of punched papers on the right side of her design is beautiful and simple. Next let’s see what Evy did with the collage prompt. She has two very different designs to share.

“I decided to replicate a project from a few months ago that I really liked to create a photo collage. My design title is a card from the January Noted kit, which I date stamped. This layout solved the problem of which photo to choose from a beautiful walk along the Seine where I had taken many photographs!”

“For the second layout I wanted to use all the leftovers I had on my desk; pieces of paper, cut-out cards, and a few die-cuts. The initial idea was to create a background, but I found a photo of my trip to Paris that fit perfectly into my collage!”

“I just added a stamp and a small caption to complete my design.”

“I am very satisfied that I did not throw out these small pieces of paper!”

Evy’s use of tabs, die cuts, and chipboard add texture and the black trimmed elements draw they eye around her layout. Our final collage themed design is from Sabrina.

“For my collage project I knew that I wanted to do something with the 6×8 papers in the pocket memory keeping kit. There is a wide range of beautiful designs and a collage would showcase all the patterns.”

”I traced a heart shape and used the kit papers to fill in my collage along with pictures of my kids. Then I added several clusters of different embellishments to create a visual triangle which balances the design.”

”Each embellishment cluster is a mix of heart puffy stickers and die-cuts or chipboard. I love how the great range of embellishments in the Love Notes collection allows me to bring variety to my project.”

”The heart collage has become a new favorite project of mine. Documenting love is so much fun!”

That grid pattern for Sabrina’s collage heart is striking! Her design is soft and beautiful. So many great ideas from our design team for using the collage technique in your memory keeping. We look forward to seeing what you create with the Love Notes kits this month! Please tag us (@cocoa_daisy) on social media or share with us in the Memory Keeping Facebook group. Happy crafting!


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