Thursday, August 8, 2013

Gardening Collages

Collage Obsession has a very summery theme this week: Gardening.  I retrieved my very beat up, slightly musty Better Homes and Gardens Gardening Book that I picked up at a garage sale last year for a quarter.  I came up with not one but two collages.

I wanted to give black and white a try when I came cross this photo.  Usually I'm not a pushover for cute kids, but this little one seems to be walking so carefully in her bonnet and white shoes that it did make an impression on me. The photo was illustrating sidewalks and how they can be stained for a more attractive look. The flower illustrations are from the same book.

The flowers on this one were from a seed catalog and scrapbook paper.  I must admit the hydrangeas on the right side look a bit like weird broccoli!  And do we love Mother playing croquet in a skirt? You can click on any photo to bring it up bigger.

Have a nice Thursday!


  1. I think the black and white one is my favorite, but I wish I'd taken the advice on the second. I need more kid-play area in our yard! No more Frisbees in the pond or crashing the flower beds! (Unfortunately, most of the acreage has several inches of water right now and, while the kids would love playing in that, the mosquitoes would swarm into action!)

  2. both are lovely and what a fun source to use.

  3. Ah, this reminds me to get gardening more AND documenting the process. Beautiful pieces.

    1. Thanks, Van! I think my artist thumb is better than my green one, but I do enjoy what flowers I have.

  4. These are a lot of fun for the summer time! Enjoy your crafting...I'm still sewing! Hugs!

  5. Cute, and I love the B& W with a touch of color.