May 12, 2008

Monster Collage!




Hello Friends,
The monster is finally finished. Or at least mostly finished. It was fun, but it sure took awhile! I found this jumbo 16-piece puzzle at the thrift store and finally decided to make a collage of Maia's second trip to Seattle. Now all I have to do is mount it on foamcore (thanks for the suggestion Anita!) and find a frame. I used the "Sugared" line (in the Moscow Store) from Basic Grey, along with coordinating Bazzill.

The most time consuming part was cutting out the pictures/pieces, and sanding and inking the edges so they all fit smoothly together. I used Tim Holtz for the distressing, ribbons from Paper Pals, and paint/diamond glaze on the chipboard letters.

I love finding inexpensive things to decorate at thrift stores! Check out Palouse Treasures in Pullman, and the Salvation Army and Goodwill in Moscow for some great finds.

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5 comments:

Karen said...

This turned out so cute. What did you end up mounting it on?

Judy said...

WOW...this is amazing, I LOVE it!!! What a fun idea!! :0)

Wendy said...

This is awesome, Aline. And those giant puzzle pieces are a good thrift store find. To buy them brand new, I think there's a company that charges $12 for 9 puzzle pieces...you scored!

lindsaysain said...

love the idea of these "recycled" pieces! love the bright girly colors..cutie cute!!

Martha said...

Aline this is FABULOUS!!!! Love love love it!!!! :) You ROCK!!! :)