The current Collage Obsession challenge was to use an image of the couple provided.
A few days ago I made up a bunch of ATC blanks with various patterned papers and grabbed a couple that went with the greens and browns in the image. These are what I ended up with.
I deepened the green on the lapel for the first one to better go with the paper and the stamp ink. They sort of look like they're whispering so I paged thru an old book until I found a bit of dialog that fit.
I also can't quite decide if the one on the right is a woman dressed as a man. Maybe it's a costume party?
For the second one, I added a strip of old postcard, a little image of a ship, and a few doo-dads up in the corner to fill in that area.
I love the background paper on this one. It's from a small pack I bought when I first got into collaging and I'll be sorry when it's gone.
I'm happy with both of these, but think I like the bottom one best.
I tinkered with the image in Photoshop and intensified the colors. I may do a couple more in a stronger palette.