Monday, August 18, 2008

Mixed Media Monday - Numbers


Well, I've returned after two glorious weeks of sunshine and long, lazy days at the cottage. How very decadent! I missed visiting blogs and keeping in touch with all of you while I was away, though. Please bear with me as I get caught up on emails, responding to your lovely blog comments and acknowledging gorgeous artwork received while I was on vacation.

The wonderful Donna from Mixed Media Monday granted me the honour of being the guest host today with the theme of "Numbers". In keeping with my current obsession, I created an altered tin. Honestly, I have emptied out every tin that I can find in my stash!! The darling images are from Retro Cafe Art Gallery and the background was created with encaustic waxes.

38 comments:

Alexandra Knittel said...

Welcome back Heather. Wonderful work :)

Alberta and Ava said...

I'm so glad you're back; I missed you! I've never tried making an altered tin, but this one really makes me want to give it try.

Carrie said...

Gosh....did it seem like FOREVER that you were gone! I'm so happy that you had a nice vacation....you sure were missed!!! These tins are just ADORABLE!!! Glad to see you creating again! Lots of hugs to you!

Mary-Beth said...

Welcome home!!!! You were missed.
This is a great piece Heather and I am now eying al my tins with increased interest! LOL

Love this theme and I'm going to try to get something done for it!

Femmy said...

welcome back heather!
love your altered tins!!

Diana Evans said...

WELCOME BACK HEATHER!!!!

so thrilled you had a wonderful vacation...you deserve it...

nice to see you back and I love your altered work with numbers!!!

Have a wonderful Monday

Astrid Maclean said...

Welcome back Heather. Hope you had a good and restful time!
This is a brilliant piece!

Gillian said...

Hey Heather, glad that you had a great holiday,seems like you have been gone forever, missed our chats. Another beautifully altered tin with your fab encaustic backrounds:)

Dawn said...

Glad you had a lovely holiday - have missed your gorgeous creations!
Your tins are crazily beautiful!!

Dawn
x

BaileyZimmerman said...

Heather,
Glad you had a relaxing time.....a time to recharge your creative juices!!
Really like your use of the tin and the bingo cards.
Thanks for the number's challenge!
Cheers,
Bailey

Chriss Rollins said...

A HUGE welcome home...hope you are well rested and ready to go again.
missed you blogging.
fab tins as always.
chriss x

sharon said...

Heather you're back! Love this tin - I love the bingo tickets on art work, I think they look great. I'm starting to dabble with altering stuff but there's not enough hours in the day!
xx

sharon said...

Heather you're back! Love this tin - I love the bingo tickets on art work, I think they look great. I'm starting to dabble with altering stuff but there's not enough hours in the day!
xx

sharon said...

Sorry about that! - It told me I had copied the letters wrong!

Lorraine said...

I am glad you had a great relaxing holiday. Love this little tin and thanks for your comments on my blog

Lucy said...

So glad to see you've returned from a much deserved vacation! You've been missed, too!

Jann said...

Gorgeous tin! I'm glad you're back--welcome home! By the way, I enjoyed very much reading the instructions you sent about the encaustic collage--where do you purchase the iron? Thanks much--Smiles, Jann

redlan said...

You have a great idea of this week's theme as I can see in your own artwork.

Simple Journeys said...

Welcome back. Nice tin!

Barbara Hagerty said...

I LOVE this!! What a fabulous piece! The images, the colors, everything! Wonderful, Heather!

Kathy said...

Your back...So glad you had a lovely time. I missed you....
~xx~
Kathy

Audrey said...

Beautiful!

Karen Mowrey said...

Welcome back and thank you for such a wonderful prompt for this week.

Your tin is so so cute! I too have as stash of tins and even "accept donations" from my family and friends...I periodically give them a list of things not to throw out.

I have yet to try the encaustic wax and find it very fascinating.

Kaz said...

this is a fantastic hostess piece Heather, you are brilliant at these tins. I might even have a go at one, you make it look too easy (don't hold your breath...lol)
glad your back from your hols, I missed your artwork!! :)

Rosie said...

The tin is gorgeous Heather! So glad you had a nice vacation. It rained on us in Ontario!

Rosie said...

Welcome back Heather - I hope you had a wonderful break! Great tin... as usual!!

Clau said...

Welcome back Heather. It's great to see your work again. Love this piece!

Sherry said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful get away from it all vacation Heather and from what I've been looking at over your last 2 days of posting, it's been no "harm" to your creative muse!! Maybe it's even spurred you on!!! ;)

I love the images at Retro Cafe Art and your "numbers" work is adorable!

Dawn said...

Heather you are so creative with your tins....this is fantastic x

Kris Dickinson said...

This is such a wonderful piece. I'm behind this week but hope to get one done for your challenge!

RubyMay said...

welcome home Heather.
Your altered tin is stunning. You are such an inspiration x

Lucy Edson said...

Fabulous inspiration this week, Heather! Thanks for hostessing at MMM!! Your piece is beautiful!

Sue Smith said...

This piece is absolutely stunning!!! It is so detailed and really interesting to look at! Thanks for the great inspiration!

Janny said...

It's so gorgeous Heather!

Carole said...

An absolutely gorgeous piece of work.

Beth said...

Thank you for this theme. It is was fun, and your design is wonderful.

Anna said...

I absolutely love this piece and your theme. Am now inspired to get my planner cover altered this weekend so I can join the challenge.

nightowl said...

Love your piece...thanks for the great inspiration!