Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Mixed Media Monday - House




There is just someting so engaging about the house shape to me. I've used it in a few altered books over the past few months. I had altered a chipboard house book for a Winter Round Robin (top photo) and didn't use all of the pages in it. It occurred to me that I could use the pages as covers for a paperbag book and that is just what I did(bottom photo). I added real leaves and a beaded spine to the book.

21 comments:

Mary-Beth said...

This is gorgeous Heather! Wonderful page and I really like the house shape too.

Mandy C said...

wow gorgeous. ive got some chipboard houses but dont want to use them so i've made a template of it! lol

livia said...

Very Nice work

Altered Kat said...

I've used houses before too...there is something special about them... :o)

Stumbled upon your blog while surfing and I'm glad I did!...great art! :o)

Kat

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is stunning and brilliant. Love your work.

Silvia said...

Your houses are so wonderful, love all the details.

Willy said...

Wow... this is great!

Barbara Hagerty said...

This is wonderful! Very beautiful altered book and paperbag book!

Laurie said...

Amazin Heather! Loved the round robin houses! So inspiring!

Kim said...

Hey Heather, I love the spread! You do great stuff with simple supplies, so cool. I too look forward to exchanging books... my is coming along well, at least I think so! Kim

Carmen said...

I dream of a house all the time, you are right, the shape, colors, comfort of being home...
I long home.
Great job!

Nellie said...

What an adorable piece Heather!

Dawn said...

Another truimphant masterpiece - yay!!!

Femmy said...

Beautiful art work!!!

Jeri said...

Heather, your house is absolutely wonderful - thanks for sharing with all of us!

Debby said...

Heather love this book. Beautiful, beautiful!

Debby

Rosie said...

Oh this is a gorgeous house... I love all the elements you've used... great fun!

herminesplace said...

hey are fabulous.

toscania-art-life said...

Beautiful houses!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

this is just the sweetest! a house is a wonderful shape to work with!

annietavries said...

WOW: Great Art!!!