Monday, January 4, 2010

Mixed Media Monday - Leftovers







Hmmm I thought when I read the theme for the Mixed Media Monday challenge this week. It's not that I don't know about "leftovers" in my refrigerator. In fact, I swear I've been eating non-stop turkey for an entire week! But leftovers in art....that's another story. Then I thought about this little book that I made for my Mom for her birthday. I started with a flip up board book that had been "left over" from a book sale. It was split in half and the pages flipped up on both sides. I stripped and gessoed it then layered vintage and scrapbook papers with beeswax. I added the poem and copies of old photos from my collection.



16 comments:

WrightStuff said...

There's some lovely textures in this and the three sit together so nicely. Good stuff!!

aino said...

These are so cool. Very nice work.

Sandy said...

Oh wow fantastic work Heather. so many and so lovely. Gorgeous work.

Cindy said...

Wow, Heather!!!
Amazing!!! So artistic AND
clever! I love your work!
Happy New Year!
Hugs,
Cindy Adkins
www.recoveryartist.com

herminesplace said...

They all are gorgeous

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

SO lovely Heather, bet the beeswax is wonderful and rich too!
Happy New Year!
oxo

Diane said...

It's a gorgeous little book, Heather! Diane

Ophelia said...

Awesome!!!

Michelle said...

Great layouts! Elegant and yet simple.. and the green one is my favourite.

Tolegranny said...

I love visiting your blog and see what you are up too. You never disappoint. Great stuff.

Marilyn Rock said...

Heather; beautiful! Love your "leftovers". I really love the inclusion of beeswax. You are amazing! xxoo

Elizabeth said...

Oh I love what you ahve done here Heather!!

Effie said...

So cute ... love it!

Oxana said...

They are gorgeous!

Lynn Stevens said...

What a fun board book ,I've always wanted to do one! great inspiration Heather, Hope that Turkeys gone soon. LOL
Lynn

Amy said...

cute lil' books Heather..you are always VERY Creative..I love your eye for creativity!! Cute buttons..everything is so sweet to look at.