Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Wednesday Stamper - Favourite Object to Alter



Once you begin "altering" nothing is safe from creativity. Suddenly packaging from products becomes exciting and you find yourself saving objects from being thrown out. It also means that you need more space in your art room for your ever-growing collection. I enjoy altering paper bags and making them into books. I had an extra chipboard house lying around and wondered how it would look as the cover to a paperbag book. Lo and behold it fit perfectly. I've shown a photo of it and a couple of pages in the Christmas themed book. This is my entry for this week's Wednesday Stamper.

34 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow they are stunning.
Fantastic houses. You inspire me.

herminesplace said...

Perfect, its gorgeous.

vintage wil said...

wow this is perfect,
what a beautiful artwork!!!

Debbie said...

Heather it is beautiful, I love the idea of putting the house on the sack book. I would of never thought of that. Thanks You have inspired my MOJO. I can't wait to get into my craft room again. Shh I have 3 growing drawers of things I couldn't throw away.

Have a wonderful day!

Debxoxo

Kathy said...

Heather~
BEAUTIFUL work. That is a wonderful treasure to look at year after year!
~xx~
Kathy

Viola said...

Just gorgeous,Heather! Wonderful work!

Sanja said...

fabulos work Heather!!

Paula Clare said...

Hi Heather,
Really gorgeous...now *I* am thinking outside the box...or...bag! I envision a 1950s retro house with all retro papers...and 1950s photos! WOOHOO!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

What an awesome project, you have created such a beautiful piece of altered art, Heather...fabulous!

Kelly said...

beautiful book!

Chriss Rollins said...

know all about the growing boxes of STUFF to alter... my daughter says I am like one of those bag ladies and when i die they will have to force the door open from the outside because the ever growing STUFF will be piled behind the front door.
HAHA I have to agree.
She catches me looking in her dry rubbish in the shape of boxes and everything... when I see her heading to the bin I get there be4 her and shout oh dont throw that out....rofpmsl.
DD reckons she will have one big sale of crafts and stuff to get some money for my funeral...haha...She said this in front of Chris and Chris made me sign a paper to say it would all be hers one day.... hahaha.
Oh got carried away there...love this house very very much.
I have a bag album yet to alter bought it on ebay 2yrs ago.
maybe soon you will see it as you do inspire me.
Hey I have nearly written a book.
love Chriss x

Pascalebrad said...

A marvellous creation Heather. I know that feeling of keeping stuff to do things with! I love this altered paper bag book who would of known these were once bags. I also enjoyed reading Chriss's book on the comments to this post. You continue to inspire! Pascale :)

Pascalebrad said...

A marvellous creation Heather. I know that feeling of keeping stuff to do things with! I love this altered paper bag book who would of known these were once bags. I also enjoyed reading Chriss's book on the comments to this post. You continue to inspire! Pascale :)

Kreativgeschwafel said...

this looks really fantastic!

katrin said...

fantastic house and an absolutely stunning piece!!!

Stempelfrosch said...

Wow, what a wonderful project...And what an idea! Great!
Lg Anke

Rosie said...

What a lovely way to cover a paper bag album Heather! I love your altered house... I'm afraid I agree with you re: space and hoarding! When I go to Boot sales, I am constantly looking for potential alterable items! Not sure whether imagination is a blessing or a curse! ;-]

http://truutske.punt.nl said...

Whow...what a beautiful chipboard house end what a very great idea.

Silvia said...

It's a fantastic idea, your bags looks great. .... and ... Christmas is coming soon ;-)

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Heather, this is stunning. Love every single bit of it, gorgeous!!!

Linda said...

Oh this has got me excited Heather! Its the first Christmas book I've seen and I love it. You have inspired us all!
Love Linda x

joanne wardle said...

very christmassy, love it

Kaz said...

LOVE This heather, love christmas crafting and this is just awesome. thanks so much for the email, I will definately be trying that out!! x

KardKrazy said...

This is a gorgeous vintage Christmas project...love it!

Diana Evans said...

oh how cool Heather...I think I need to try an altered art project...

thanks for the inspiration...

Hugs
Diana

Pocket Full of Prettys said...

Hi Heather, I like, I like. I am always finding objects on the ground & taking them home with me to use in my art someday. Funny how we change the way we look at things! Hugs***Renea

Manja said...

that's absolutely lovely, great art work!!!

Kati said...

So fantastic peace of work- thanks for showing.
hugs
mamapia

Gaby Bee said...

A really fabulous vintage Christmas project, Heather.

Sid said...

What a stunning set of houses !

manus said...

These pages made me absolutely speechless - simply wonderful!

Gillian said...

Great thinking Heather, you are such an inspiration, another fabulous piece of art with so much detail within it:)x

Lynn said...

I have the same collection LOL, I keep old cracker boxes and more they are great for altering, and have tons of old envelopes and paper bags to use. These are amazing, you always inspire me with your work :) It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas here too, I am ready for playing with Christmas now too!

anne said...

This book looks lovely, heather!