I may be a little biased, but I am in love with Echo Park these days. Their new collections, Reflections and Reflections Fall, are just beautiful. I was so excited that I got to create with Reflections. With a family based theme and beautiful autumn colors, I just fell in love. I decided to make a sort of canvas collage with all of the words I want my family to think of every day. (I even pulled out some paint!) I will hang this in our main hallway and hopefully it will stick in my teenagers' heads. So this week's Monday Craft Madness theme is:
Create a canvas, a layout, a card, anything that strikes your fancy and include a collage of some sort. Here is my collage canvas wall hanging.
I love the rich nature-loving colors of this collection. They are perfect for almost any project and won't conflict with your photos or other elements of your projects. I am also in love with the embellishments. The chipboard, the brads, and the layered chipboard add dimension and texture to your projects. I may have gone a little overboard with my collage, but it has turned into my new favorite project.
Adding pop dots and a little ink to the stickers included in the collection kit create texture and dimension on your collage.
Layering is the key when creating a collage. Luckily Echo Park Reflection has so many choices. From chipboard to stickers, to gem and epoxy brads, to layered chipboard, just add a little twine and you are set.
Family is always the most important thing in our lives, but we need to remember other important things. I love the quotes in this kit reminding myself and my family that it's the little moments we need to keep in our hearts and cherishing every day is the most important. We are blessed, we have a good life, and I am ever grateful.
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For this round of our monthly Monday Craft Madness, you have until August 30 to play along. Here are the links to the previous themes:
If you’d like to enter to win the May Monday Craft Madness prize:
Create a project (a card, layout, altered project, or any other craft your heart desires) using any of our weekly themes! You have until the Friday after the final theme is posted to create your project and upload a photo of it somewhere online with a link to this post in the caption. To enter to win, simply leave a comment on our blog with the link to your project! We'll choose a random winner and they'll be the lucky recipient of a $20 prize pack from scrapbookSTEALS.com at the end of the month!
Just note that this is separate from Mid Week Mojo, so you'll have at least two fun projects a week you can dive into. :)