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Monday, July 12, 2010

My Father's Day Collage

I made a collage for my dad! I didn't get a chance to celebrate Father's Day with him until a couple days ago, so I've been holding off on showing you all, since he reads my blog from time to time (hi, Dad!) and I didn't want to spoil the surprise for him. But now that the collage is safely in his hands, I thought I would share! Click on the photo to see a larger version and to zoom in.


So what do you think? :)

Let's Chat: Do you have any collage-making tips to share?

I have one! When I make a collage using a blank sheet of white computer paper, I always find a full-page background to glue over the white paper before I start adding to it. Here, I found a page in a magazine that showed a pretty garden scene and had no words printed on it, so it was perfect. Starting with a nice-looking background really helps tie the collage together, because even if there are some gaps between what you glue down, it will still look filled in and lovely!

10 comments:

Cranberry Morning said...

I especially love the top of the line from top to bottom Who wouldn't love that!

I Am Wonderfully Made said...

That's awesome what a great idea!

Sara said...

What a great collage!

Marissa said...

what a great idea...something different and very personal! LOVE IT!

Heather said...

Love the collage :)

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Stunning said...

Collages are my favorite - I'm sure he loved it!

Twee Poppets said...

Everyone - Thank you so much for your kind words! I'm glad you like the collage!

Cranberry Morning - I like that line, too! He really is. :) But I think my favorite is "Bestest Friends Forever," because it's so important to me that he knows he is truly one of my best friends in the world, and he always will be! Cheesy? Maybe. True? So true!

Heather - Thank you so much for the award! I'm going to go check it out right now!

Stunning - Thanks, I think he really did! He looked at it for a long time and kept bashfully commenting on individual words ("aw, I don't have pearls of wisdom...I'm not so wise"). It was really sweet. :)

Julie P said...

Very lovely gift! It is the homeade, crafted gifts that parents enjoy the most because they are from the heart....

Twee Poppets said...

Thanks, Julie! I definitely think you're right. I made my mom a collage, too, for Mother's Day. When I saw how cool my dad thought it was, I knew I would be making him one, too! :)

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