At the end of last summer a friend of mine, Greg Mauger of P&G Photography, was in New York City. As he shared some of the photographs on his website, he would let me know that they had added something new. I was particularly drawn to this one.  A picture of the New York City waterfront. Isn’t it beautiful?

New York City Waterfront by Greg Mauger of P&G Photography

New York City Waterfront by Greg Mauger of P&G Photography

I loved the palette of blues and neutrals and was just itching to do something with it.  So, I contacted Greg for permission to use his photograph as an inspiration piece.  I gathered my Pool Party, Pacific Point, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Shara Sand, Crumb Cake, Bake Brown Sugar, Early Espresso and Gumball Green cardstocks.  Then it was time to work on my collage.

I began by brayering Pacific Point ink onto my Whisper White base.  After using my trimmer to create the shape for my buildings, I embossed them with the Square Lattice embossing folder.  The “windows” were inked using Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Pool Party Stampin’ Write markers.  Next came the bridge.  Using the Scallop Trim Border punch, I created the railings.  The top pieces of the bridge were made using the retired Jewelry Tag punch.  The Large Oval punch was used to created the arched opening.  And the little decorative open just below the arch used a punch from the Little Labels Punch Pack.  The Baked Brown Sugar base of the bridge was embossed with one of the Needlepoint Border folders.  Now it was time to put things together.

I added a piece of Pacific Point as the water and daubed in a few bushes using Garden Green.   After adding the buildings, I decided I needed a few more bushes.  So, I tore a few pieces of Gumball Green and placed them being sure to leave the torn edges up for added texture.  Then, I daubed on a little more color.  When I laid out the bridge, it looked like it needed a little something more so out came the Paper Piercer and the White Gel Pen.  Once the bridge was adhered, there were still a couple of details like adding some White Gel Pen in the “water” to create the appearance of movement and daubing color around to create some shadows and extra texture to bring out details.

Here’s my collage inspired by Greg’s photograph.

Paper homage to Greg Mauger's New York City Harbor photograph

Thanks Greg for allowing me to use your photograph as inspiration and for allowing me to share it on my blog.  I had a blast using it as a jumping off point to create my collage.

To make your own collage, go to my store to get your supplies.

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