The Stamp Man Challenge - Collage / Collage Background

Another challenge at The Stamp Man, collage / collage background, they do come round too quick for my liking... busy busy. This time Angela has picked the theme, calloage backgroud.

Now, thinking about the challenge I found a definition on wiki ...

  1. A form of art in which various materials such as photographs and pieces of paper or fabric are arranged and stuck to a backing.
  2. A composition made in this way.

I'm going with the second one - a more general description - and with some artistic licence I created my project for the challenge. It is a collage of... (or maybe more a stack of hi hi..) envelopes. I found this tutorial on a blog and it is called Secret Keepsake Box. Anyone who knows me is aware of my addiction for boxes and my reluctance to stick to rules :) I more or less collaged my stamps on top of each other... from light to dark.

I created a little book to go inside and I used the Japanese binding technique. For me it looks like a stack of love letters, you can place it anywhere in the house to keep your secrets safe.

Does it not make a perfect gift?

Why don't you play along with us at The Stamp Man
 it is so much fun and there is a £10 price to win!

Materials I used are;
  • 10 envelopes
  • 8" x 11" kraft card
  • Penny Black A4 backing paper - Vintage writing
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Vintage Photo & Walnut Stain
  • Non-Sequitur Stamp Sheet - 43 Across The Miles
  • Stampendous Clings Magical 2011 - CRS5020 Jumbo Cameo Frame
  • Lindy's Stampgang Moonshadow Mist - Tawny Turquoise
  • Organza Ribbon - green
  • Heart charm
  • Recycled - recycled Cardboard
You can find the materials at The Stamp Man


  1. This is beautiful Caroline - what a great little hidden treasure and fabulous keepsake.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  2. Wow i so love it! This is gorgeous Caroline. I also love the little book with the binding. Great job!
    Have a lovely week-end.
    Hugs xx

  3. Love it... made my 4th secret keepsake box today. Now I need to make one for myself.
    Nice book too..some one has been busy! TFS!!!

  4. Caroline, Wow! This is one amazing project. I just love the design and how you made it yours. I will have to try this. thanks for the wonderful ideas. Have a great day. Angela

  5. What an stunning project, Caroline!

  6. Hi Caroline
    This is a lovely project, you have such an elegant touch with everything you do. Gonna give this idea a try, it looks lovely and I love the folder you made tour friend - a great idea
    Hope all is well in your world - not seen you for ages!
    Much Love
    x Michelle