Sunday, February 10, 2008

Repetition of Shapes
A few days ago I read a blog about the 'repetition of shapes'.
Ali edwards had made a picture with lots of butterflies
repeated in rows.
It was so clean looking and appealing that I had to play with
it this weekend and make it my own.
I decided to use heart shapes as they're my favorite.
The most time-consuming part is choosing paper
that blends well. 4 of my paper choices are from Amy
whom we usually associate with fabric.
I placed a 'pop dot' behind each heart to raise it off
the background paper.
The frame needs to be a double mat or a collector's
box to allow space for the raised shape.
I've enjoyed looking at it this weekend.
I tend to create 'busy' things and it's a delight to
have something 'simple' in the house.
Make it a great week!


corry said...

This is so sweet! i love this idea, it's great for valentine!

Baboona said...

nice idea joni!!
I can see your reflection on the glass of the frame :)

Anina said...

It's lovely. I like the simplicity.

Junie Moon said...

I like the concept of repetition you discussed and love the outcome of your own repeat of hearts. It looks so pretty and there's a nice sense of balance.

Helen Hancock said...

You never cease to amaze me. Always so effective and even more so with the differing patterns. Thank you for sharing.

de vliegende koe said...

This is so great Joni. I have the same Amy Butler paper. I love the hearts you added with different paper. Thanks heaps! I’m going to make some cards with the adorable hearts!

Angie said...

You did exactly what I was plannin on doing with the Ali Edwards idea. I have a heart punch, and all sorts of fabric-inspired papers that I thought would make a great collage.

Unfortunately, my stuff is at home--and we're at my mom's. So, it will have to wait until another time.

Oh well. . all is good!

Nan said...

Ditto to all of the other comments, they have said it all, well except this part, "I am so "honored" ;) hee hee that you found a place in your creation for ME, LOL!! OK, roll your eyes everyone, I know, I am reading something into the project that's NOT there, but if I pretend, I can imagine it is for me, right?

If you are wondering what I am talking about, it's the bottom left heart, with the "Nannybird" in it! OK, I know I am silly, but it made me go 'awww' and just love it.

I have nominated you for an Art award on my blog, let me know if you decide not to participate, but I really hope you do!

kathy said...


Thimbleanna said...

Very, very CUTE!

Pat said...

So simple and so lovely!

Wanda said...

They are all sweet, but my favorite is the music heart!!! In my heart there rings a melody!

LOL Wanda

Angie said...

Hey girl! I tagged you on my blog.

I'm sick. Coughing like a fiend. So over this!!

Heard your voice when I cleaned out my voicemail on my phone today. Made my day!! :)

happybunny said...

Such a simple idea and yet so effective - A lovely piece of artwork. I agree with Corry - great for Valentines.