Relaxation, collage style

I have returned home from Wales thick with cold, so I am having a very cosy time in front of the fire today.

Last night I was feeling too tired to do anything that needed thought or planning, and having read Daisy Yellow’s post ‘Cut and Paste Therapy’, I decided that was just the thing. There is nothing more relaxing than thumbing through a pile of old magazine’s tearing out stuff that catches your eye.

I made a pile of ‘whites’ and so a collage grew. It is about A2 in size and on card gathered from the local Scrapstore, which had already been used for a project I did with a youth group ( I LOVE to recycle!)


Already, even through the tiredness and my cotton wool brain, ideas were beginning to form.

This morning I finished tearing and gluing and then cut the card into post card sizes. . . .



. . . ย and made a few more cards for the Spring Post Card Swap.

I have added some of my crocheted daisies – daisies being a mini-obsession of mine at the moment …


. . . ย some machine stitching and couldn’t resist trying out some doodling with a white gel pen.

The weather here must have been affecting me more than I thought as these definitely have a wintry feel – Spring 2013!


About Wild Daffodil

hoarder of creative goodies that will someday come in useful, enabler and supporter of creativity, lifelong knitter, artist and fabulous Granny!
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23 Responses to Relaxation, collage style

  1. iHanna says:

    Sandra, they are just lovely! Perfectly winter white as the winter linger for a while more. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing!


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  3. aimee says:

    so soothing and peaceful! thanks for joining us!


  4. Fran T says:

    I really love your collage, those little flowers are adorable. i can see why you call them an obsession!


  5. Morag says:

    I love your white collages! I don’t usually use white,but these are so inspiring, The added texture of the crochet daisies is fabulous. Tried to crochet in the past and got nowhere. Lets hope we see a little springtime soon ๐Ÿ™‚


  6. sandra dorey says:

    Thank you for dropping by. Do you think you might have another go at crochet – i find it so relaxing, and there are some really good You Tube tutorials. I just popped over to your blog – wow! have bookmarked it as I need more time to have a good look round – I’m definitely going to try out the Brasso idea. Longing for sunshine! ๐Ÿ™‚


  7. Love these pale, cool collages! The crochet daisies are just right for this look. Isn’t it great how so many postcards can look so very different?


    • sandra dorey says:

      Thanks so much! It’s the first time I have done a large collage and cut it into smaller ones – each one takes on a different atmosphere, but they are related – I’m itching to do more with different colour groups now.


  8. These monochromatic images are awesome! So peaceful.


    • sandra dorey says:

      Now you mention it Virginia – yes – they do feel peaceful – thank you. I definitely want to do some more – but the garden beckons ….


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  10. Love these cards, those crocheted daisies are perfect. Very spring like. Love them. ๐Ÿ™‚


    • sandra dorey says:

      Thanks Natasha, thank you for popping in! I just visited your blog and saw your inspiring poetry post cards – have bookmarked your site so I’ll be dropping by again soon.


  11. Vonnie says:

    These cards are truly beautiful – love how subtle they are – I hope I’m on your list!


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  13. Tameko says:

    So pretty….Love the colors, and flowers.


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