February 02, 2018

Triumvirate

Hello and welcome to this stop in the
Creativation 2018 Tim Holtz Blog Hop and Give Away!

Here are three mini-framed panel collages made for the masculine side of the Idea-ology booth. They feature the new collage paper (Botanical), paper dolls, clippings stickers, design tape, paper stash, hinge clips, star adornments and ephemera.

The backgrounds are vintage postcards.

CHA 2018
CHA 2018

If you are interested in the construction details or want to see the other pieces I made for the show, I've posted about them here.

How grateful I am to be included in an event with so many talented and creative artists--all thanks to the wonderful world of Tim Holtz!


Blog Hop Road Map:

IDEA-OLOGY

SIZZIX

STAMPERS ANONYMOUS

*Give Away Details
There will be PRIZES, PRIZES, PRIZES to give away! Just leave a comment on the blog hop posts for a chance to win (the more blogs you comment on the better your chances). Comments must be posted by midnight PST on Tuesday, February 6. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, February 7 on Richele's blog.(californiaARTgirl.blogspot.com)

215 comments:

  1. Love it, all the added elements works so good with the vintage postcards background

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  2. Wow Cathie! What a great use of the collage papers and paper dolls! I saw your work in the video and really liked it! Congrats on being selected and the amazing work!!!XXX

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  3. Cathie your mini frames are creative genius, mini collages each telling it’s own Paper Doll stories ❤️

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  4. Your work always excites and inspires me and your Creativation pieces are no exception.. I love how different these pieces are from Tim's normal look. The architectural elements and the lines give a new vibe to Tim's products.

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  5. Gorgeous! Nice ideas for more masculine cards as well!

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  6. These are really cool. They look like images from an old textbook. I love the set you created.

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  7. Just love all of your makes, the backgrounds really so colourful xx

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  8. Love those backgrounds. Great projects.

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  9. Such a nice example of masculine art and I LOVE the pitbull in the image.

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  10. I never seem to create enough for the guys in my family!
    More ideas now percolating!! ( and I'm still trying to catch up from all the ideas I got from your holiday posts)
    Thank you

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  11. I love the scenes you have created! Great job!

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  12. Oh I love that they had a male side and female side... such awesome inspiration. OMG what a wonderful "tour" you've taken us on... really French Quarters, Ford Theater, and Lanier Mansion !! Fabulous work with your panels; paper dolls just so cool !!

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  13. oh my!!! These framed pieces of art are beautiful. Love the layers of goodness. Thank you for sharing you talents with us all on the Blog Hop.

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  14. oh. these are wonderful!!! love all the delicious layers!!!

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  15. I love when collage/stamp projects tell a story and yours surely do! Very artful pieces ;) (4)

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  16. I love these. I’ve got some old post cards I’ve been hanging onto. What a perfect use for them. Fantastic pieces!

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  17. You have done it yet again, these pieces are amazing. Love the backgrounds with the postcards. I must get busy and use mine. I love the paper dolls, I hope to get the newest set very soon. Have a great weekend. Relax and create art. :)

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  18. What a great use of the vintage postcards, they work perfectly in this project. Beautiful frames! Thank you for sharing.

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  19. Wow! The paper dolls work beautifully with your vintage postcards. TFS Cathie!

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  20. I am so in love with your examples...what creativity!

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  21. I love the idea of vintage postcards used in these!!❤️👍

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  22. Loving these masculine panels!

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  23. I love how you give depth your projects with surreal surroundings. Nice job.

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  24. Lovely masculine pieces, I adore how,you aged the frames and the papers in the background perfectly showcase the Paperdolls too. Tracy x

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  25. These are so amazing! I love the use of the collage paper with the vintage postcards, they go together so seamlessly! You are such a talented artist, these were truly wonderful additions to the masculine side of the ideology booth! xo

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  26. I love these masculine pieces which are just awesome!
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  27. WOW!!! I love the vintage postcards and the frames are amazing I love vintage and the vintage look.

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  28. Great pieces! I love all the details, especially the stamps and the bit of stenciling.

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  29. Frames are gorgeous!

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  30. A classy series of picture frames!!!! Love them:)

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  31. Such handsome gentlmens in great vintage frames!

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  32. I love each one of your fabulous frames.
    thanks for sharing your talent!

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  33. Those vintage postcards are perfect for those backgrounds! Love all things vintage ❤️

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  34. What fun - reminds me Downton Abbey and old American all rolled into one! Thank you for sharing your talent!

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  35. Really lovely! Your layering and collage are just spot on.

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  36. I love these more masculine designs. So edgy and fun. Great job!

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  37. The man in the second one really pops, it looks great. Love the frames

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  38. Love the use of the vintage postcards as a background to the Tim products. Great match and show of creativity.

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  39. Such a great project! I love the combination of the images, the stamps, etc. Great work.

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  40. Totally gonna try to use some of my post card collection!!!

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  41. A great use for the male paper dolls! These would look great in a den with books because they look like travel stories behind them..what a cool project Cathie!

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  42. Love what you did with the frames! And the paper and the post cards!!

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  43. Oh my! These framed pieces are just fabulous! Very very clever indeed. I'll bet each could have a story to go with the picture! Well done!
    Jackie xx

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  44. These stood out to me on the Creativation lives, I just love all the details, and the use of the vintage postcards, amazing!!

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  45. Gorgeous projects, and LOVE the vintage postcard backgrounds...excellent idea!

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  46. Your world travelers look as if they have a lot of tales to share about their individual journeys. Showcasing these gents in the frames is perfect!

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  47. Love all things vintage! Cool masculine project!

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  48. Cathie you are amazingly talented! The mix of the postcards and the paper dolls is just brilliant!! (Loved also the book cover...stunning)

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  49. I fell in love with this during the facebook live and am so glad to see the stills here so I can get a closer look!!! so many layers of brilliance on a beautiful vintage base! thank you so much for the chance to win!!

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  50. I have seen these panels up close and am ALWAYS amazed at the tiniest of details that you include. Your idea of adding the vintage postcards is just brilliant.

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  51. I had seen your previous post with your fantastic projects. I absolutely adore the vintage postcards and all the bits you used!

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  52. I love the idea of vintage postcards

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  53. Oh my gosh...love it. Love the use of vintage postcards in the background!

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  54. These are great, I like that they are masculine, I could see them hanging in a study. I like the postage stamps.

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  55. So cool with the vintage postcards, they give a special depth to the projects! Great job with the masculine style!

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  56. Such great projects - love the vintage postcards and stamps!

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  57. So wonderful to see the real antique postcards combined with fabulous Idea-ology vintage style - these are absolutely enchanting.
    Alison x

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  58. Great projects for the men in our lives.

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  59. Your projects are always wonderful, your way to build your work is stunning, the final result spectacular!Barbara

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  60. Oh my, what a fabulous set! They looks like paintings! The way you put the dolls into the backgrounds is stunning, they look so real and dimensional. I love each detail of this set. Thank you for sharing this amazing set and for the chance to win prizes, too. Hugs, Marzena

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  61. Cathie, oh Cathie. This gentleman - and YES, he certainly is a gentleman - is so stately. I love what you've done in this piece. Thank you for sharing!

    Happy Art-ing!
    xo
    SuZeQ

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  62. Winner winner chicken dinner! love the use of your own vintage collection, it's given me lots of ideas for all the ephemera I've collect but am too skiddish to use.

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  63. I am so loving these vintage look thank you for sharing

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  64. Amazing Works. Thanks for Sharing

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  65. Wow! Great gift idea for my husband.

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  66. What a cool idea to use the postcards

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  67. Can't wait for these dolls to come out - what a fabulous idea to make these cards this way. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  68. The vintage postcards add so much to these and the paper dolls are just perfect with them. Thanks!

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  69. These are great projects, thanks so much for sharing with us. I love the distressed vintage look of these

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  70. Great backgrounds. I love how you put it together

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  71. These are magnificent Cathie! I am enamored with your design style! I just love, Love, Love the look of the paper dolls against the vintage postcards.

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  72. What a great trio of framed panels!

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  73. So beautiful - thank you for sharing your awesome creativity xx

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  74. I love the use of the vintage postcards. You put those men to good use!

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  75. Awesome frames. I love the vintage look. Thanks so much for sharing...

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  76. Love the old stamps...been looking at them recently. Great art for the wall!!

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  77. I am so excited to get my hands on Tim's products, you have inspired me.

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  78. Love your projects!! I missed the book one in the booth project reveal. That is SO cool!! I have to do this!

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  79. The generalised image of mixed media is dimension but your art is mixed media perfection that has my brain buzzing to use old family photos of England to create memories 🙏🙏🙏

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  80. All the layering on these make them looks like vintage artwork! Well done!

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  81. I love that you used vintage books and postcards for your artwork! Your projects are all wonderfully creative; thank you for sharing your process with us!

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  82. I LOVE these! Using the paper dolls with vintage postcards is a BRILLIANT idea, so creative! You do AMAZING work! I also LOVED your project with the old book! Blew my mind...thank you so much for sharing!

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  83. I love the flowers peeking in on the edges -- Looks so good!

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  84. Gah I’m going to go broke! Lol you all are making me want to buy everything!

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  85. Very nice and inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

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  86. Aren't these amazing? It's so much fun to see all the creativity and talent that's on this blog hop! :)

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  87. The layering on these is exquisite!! They all blend so nicely and I love the way you have colored the paper dolls!! Stunning work!!

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  88. These look great! That collage paper gives such dimension must get some! Nice job thanks for sharing your talent!

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  89. It's amazing how you pull these together. So many diff elements combined to make a cohesive piece...i wish my pea brain could do this!!

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  90. I saw your projects on a video for CHA & they talked about how you use vintage postcards in your art. It really sets your style apart. You have me so excited to get the collage papers too! I always love your work!

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  91. I like seeing all the male themed projects! Great inspiration!!

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  92. Oh-oh! Simply amazing. These framed art pieces looks as if I can step in it. Well done. And with gentlemen. Followed the links to the work you did for the show. So glad to see a black paper doll and more in the collection. Now, I can play too! You did a brilliant job.

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  93. I have a box of old postcards that my mother collected. Thanks for the masculine inspiration

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  94. I love these framed vintage postcards and how you embellished them. What a unique set!

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  95. Great masculine projects! So rare

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  96. Your creations are brilliant! Love how you used vintage postcards in the background, which pair perfectly with all Tim's products. Judy D.

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  97. I can see these hanging in a study of an old mansion. Love the postcard backgrounds! So nice to see masculine things. I sometimes think they are harder to conceive than the girly projects. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  98. How beautiful - your layering is exquisite.

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  99. These are wonderful! Love all the layers.

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  100. Wow! Wonderful to see something masculine for a change. Great use of the paper dolls (especially the dog). Love them all!

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  101. Love that the Paper Dolls are fantastic, I ca't use the Dog's I keep them lol,Elizabeth x

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  102. What a neat use of the vintage postcards!

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  103. Very nice! I am in live with this collage paper and it’s various uses.

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  104. YES, new collage papers, love the one you used...Botanical...can't get any better than black and white (that disappears when adhered)...

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  105. What a fantastic trio of art!

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  106. Your framed triology is brilliant use of the collage paper mixed with your vintage postcards and the paperdolls. I am loving how you finished those frames, too! I am thrilled for you to have your beautiful work featured at Creativation! You are so deserving!

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  107. Love this, such a lovely way to display art work x

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  108. I lov e the frame. Beatiful.

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  109. Your work is always so amazing! I just love the use of these proud gents!

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  110. So pretty! your frame indeed looks vintage! Thanks for sharing your Art with us!! :D

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  111. It’s interesting because I feel as I should know these men. Like it’s a historical illustration from an old college textbook.

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  112. This looks like pictures from a history book. Love the way you used the products and gave it all a sophisticated look. Thanks for your beautiful Art Work!

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  113. these are wonderful - so different and love the paper dolls.

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  114. These framed items are awesome! I love the vintage post cards as a setting for Tim's wonderful products.

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  115. I love how you colored each picture; your background choices are wonderful.

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  116. Great project! The distressing of the frame and the use of the new tissue paper really add to the vintage look!

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  117. 3 lovely collages. The details, the placements of the pieces all harmonise so well, brilliant

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  118. a trio of gorgeousness, love how you used the scenes in the background xxx

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  119. These are adorable!! so many ideas on what i want to make now after seeing all these blogs!!

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  120. These are fabulous!! Love the backgrounds and they would make great guy gifts!!

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  121. Your projects are awesome...so many fab details!

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  122. Very, very nice. Love the details!

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  123. Love your project! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  124. I love your use of the new products. These framed collages will be perfect for using with my family history project!

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  125. These are really good. Lots of great ideas for my art journal :-)

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  126. love all the layers and tiny bits of texture paste.

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  127. Went shopping for vintage postcards at a flea market today! I LOVE your designs!

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  128. Love the masculine theme and the subdued blue/brown/green color palette!

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  129. you have showcased the vintage postcards perfectly, what lovely creations!

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  130. LOVE the postcards as a backdrop for these pieces! The colors are just perfect, too.

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  131. Great pieces - give me inspiration!

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  132. These are OUTSTANDING !!! I love them, my favorite is the one you didn't show on this page the Ordinary story. Love the vintage feel and of course Tim Holtz products. Tracey Magner

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  133. You took all of these different elements & somehow put them altogether seamlessly. Brilliant! They all look like they came from the late 1800’s. Simply amazing!

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  134. I actually noticed these in some of the videos I saw from Creatavision ‘18. Nice job! They look original.

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  135. Love the antique feel of these!! WOW!

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  136. thanks for the giveaway your pieces are so nostalgic!

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  137. So creative! Love it
    Thanks for sharing
    Karen

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  138. Lovely pictures. I bet these look awesome hanging up together on the wall. Very creative!
    Kate

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  139. I'm thinking about frames I have in my stash

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  140. Very creative and love the masculine look.

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  141. So cool. Love seeing masculine projects.

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  142. I love the collages and the frames look great!

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  143. Very cool projects! I love the touch of vintage postage.

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  144. Wonderful works !!!
    Pleased to meet with your creativity!

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  145. These are such handsome pieces! I love the clips on top!
    Thanks for the Inspiration.

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  146. Neat ideas. I can imagine these on the wall of an old home...

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  147. Great use of the background paper!!

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  148. Gorgeous collage work, Cathie! Love all the layering and pure genius to incorporate vintage postcards!

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  149. Even the title is thought-provoking - "Triumvirate". The backgrounds and the poses are wonderful. These are just so interesting. I love looking at them and studying the details. Wonderful.

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  150. So fabulous! Layering over the vintage postcards is a great idea...I will be going through my husband's postcard collection...LOL!

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  151. Perfect little trio of vintage goodness! I could see these fitting perfectly in a den or a gentleman's dressing room!

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  152. love these, certainly perfect settings for the paper dolls and so creative x

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  153. Gorgeous vintage pieces-love the postcard backgrounds and different elements used to pull these together! The more I look the more I see! Amazing and inspirational!

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  154. Omgoodness, these are fabulous! So well done and so full of amazing details! <3

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  155. I really like those mini-framed panels. Would make great memory collages for girls on grandaughter's softball team.

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  156. Cool trio. Tfs and I love this techniques.

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  157. Thanks for sharing some masculine ideas.

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  158. Superb Creativity that has produced 3 remarkable works of art , Cathie .
    For me ,your art always delivers on so many levels .
    Thank you so much for sharing your inspirational creativity x

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  159. Wow - great use of old postcards and the paper dolls. Truly genius!

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  160. Such a great trio of artwork!

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  161. I love how you incorporated the new Collage Paper. Wonderful!

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  162. I like the amazing details; they are so cool.

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  163. Love all the details. The frames look great!

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  164. What terrific art pieces! I love that they each have similar elements that tie them all together!

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  165. Proud home owners all three ;) lovely set of creations. xoxo Sioux

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  166. I love the elements you used and the way you pulled them all together. These are great pieces.

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  167. Your framed collages are fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!

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  168. Love the use of the vintage postcards! Brilliant! Going to look in my stash for my own collection! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  169. What a brilliant idea with the vintage postcards as the background. The are just beautiful!

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  170. MS. CATHIE!!! I have wanted to do something special with a handful of vintage post cards, I found in a stack of my Grandma’s things, several years ago...I think you may have come up with JUST the ticket!!! FABULOUS idea!!! Hats off to you!

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  171. I’m digging out my vintage postcards today! Love the masculine theme!

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  172. Fab vintage postcards - love the frames you made. xxx

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  173. These are beautiful! I love your use of the vintage postcards. Awesome!

    Laurie :)
    Faerie Bower

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  174. awesome! I love old postcards. =) These are fab.

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  175. Simply wonderful, times three!

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  176. These are stunning! Every time I look at one I notice something new, the layering and detail is truly amazing - thanks so much for sharing!
    (p.s. can't wait to get my hands on the new collage papers - they're just TOO good!)

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