21 April 2008

busy busy bee

Hi All. I have had a wonderful weekend free of many commitments and I am happy to report that I spent a good portion of it in my studio. (aka Pit of Despair, no the purging has not reached this portion of the house yet) I am pleased to say that I did quite a lot of art including most of my collages for Karla & Beth's Birds & Bonnets swap. I'll share a couple of them at the end of this post so you can see. It was a fun challenge using the provided images and incorporating them into the pieces.

I have also been working on some Hannah Grey Design Team samples. Shosh really challenged me with the things she gave me to create samples with. I have had a couple of failed projects with the Stewart Gill Gilding Chips.. but I have one drying now that will hopefully work out. The other things that I got that made me stop and think was a set of vintage doll pieces of 2 arms and 2 legs. I finally finished my piece which was a but out of the box for me and I am really pleased with it. It is a little shrine piece entitled "Layers of Me".. the base is a wooden house block from Cerri at Little Pink Studio and it has layers of vintage papers, a vintage doll house window and the doll pieces from Hannah Grey all attached with beeswax. It smells good too!

Finally, I have also been burning up the laptop with design work. Brian and I are putting the finishing touches on Cerri's website and I have been doing odds and ends in between web tweaks. One of the things I squeezed in was a new post card for sweet Vicki to take with her as a swap for Art & Soul. That is the eye candy up top of this post. I used a collaged piece she did and embellished it with some swirls and butterflies and other goodies. Can't wait to see them all printed up.. I love all the colors that she used in her collage.

Here are a couple of my swap collages:

16 comments:

  1. super cute stuff today!!
    love all your bird swap panels.
    oxoxoxo,
    jessi

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  2. Lots of pretty creations in your post today.
    Love the collages for Beth and Karlas Swap
    Alison

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  3. hi heather !! lovely stuff - so cerri is going to have a website !!! how cool !! take care,
    xo,
    beth

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  4. very nice as usual, miss h!!
    xo

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  5. love all your samples. I am dying to try bees wax!

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  6. Oooh - what beautiful things you have made! Anything with birds on it is great to me!

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  7. I'm so excited to get started on my swap pages. Yours are lovely!!! Your stuff is always great. You have great style.

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  8. holly abston4/24/08, 7:25 AM

    Heather...your work is stellar as usual. The house box with the baby doll parts...WOW. Also, I LOVE the panel you did with the yellow wallpaper and the bird! And the postcard rocks. xo

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  9. LOve your swap collages.

    c

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  10. karin (creativechaos)4/25/08, 4:36 PM

    I love all your new work....I really love the house.....

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  11. Love all the stuff you've been makin'. That house is spectacular. Maybe you should spend a little more time outside your box.

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  12. heather
    your birds and bonnets panels are fantastic!!
    i also love the use of the beeswax - i would love to try using it some day!!
    have a great week

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  13. Love the collage!! I always enjoy visiting your blog.

    xoxo

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  14. I cna't wait to see the Birds and Bonnets panels in person! Those are wonderful

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  15. I'm marveling over how many are already done! My motto is why mail today when you can pay three times the amount to get it there on time tomorrow?
    Terisa

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