Monday, February 11, 2008

A little art for Post #300

Today is my 300th post! Amazing that I've kept at a journaling sort of thing for so long. I'm not much for writing and I have a short attention span. But I guess a blog is a little different as you sort of join others in the experience and it's not as private as a journal normally is.

I finished up a little collage that was half done for a few months. Ali Edwards posted a simple collage on her blog this weekend and it was just the right thing for me to see to finish this up. The shadow box is made from bass wood. The dowel and base I got at Michael's. The square papers on the inside are 7 gypsies. The accent around the frame is from Heidi Swapp. The background is wrapping paper I kept from a gift. And the paper lining on the inside of the frame is from the phone book. The second square from the left in the top row and the second square from the right in the bottom row have glassy accent stuff on them to highlight what they say. The first one says "love one small life" and the bottom one says "life glitters".

The base has the same map wrapping paper on it and then crackle glaze around the edge.

I really felt like this little box needed a gnome but I never found one so it turned into something else. I love a finished project.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I really like how this turned out! Nice job Heather.

Michele G.

It's Not Easy Being Green said...

Love it. Looks great!

barbara said...

Congrats on #300 - I know it gets hard to keep updating!

I love the collage shadow box. It's really neat - I think it would be great as a desktop item!

Aimeslee said...

Wow, that is so cool! Love what you did with that, Heather. And congrats on the 300th post!

Lynn said...

300 posts! thats incredible, Congrats. I hope I can make it there.

I've been catching up on some of my friends since I've been MIA. Sounds like its darn cold there. It has been cold here the last few days, but nothing like there. I have to agree with you.. I hate the cold also. Its just not for me.

I think thats great that you are getting the macro lens. You deserve it. I'm sure Morgan will love his skates also.

Love all the Valentines Day Cards you make.. BTW--- Thank you for thinking of me. You have no idea how wonderful it felt. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are truly a sweet wonderful friend.

Now that wrestling is almost done, I hope to be on here more often.

Noelia said...

This is lovely! Your collage is not only superb but I love how you displayed it mounted like that. I gotta try something like that too!

Congrats on your 300th post!

KarenSue said...

This is soooo cool!

Maureen said...

Great job on your 300th post. Love the collage shadow box. Love to colors