Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Life Has Many Layers...

I am so excited! For two reasons; first, I finished this Layer Cake Collage, and two, because I now have a new computer, it did not take me three hours to download these pictures from my camera, edit them in Photoshop and upload them to my blog. Normally this is a two day process, I would do all of the downloading and uploading one night, and actually post the second night. Not any more!...


The inspiration for this collage came from the fact that my daughter Alexa just had a birthday. It was during all of the birthday festivities that I drew the cake and started to embroider it. As I finished the cake I realized that our lives are alot like the layers of a cake. I think we just have to dive into those layers and love them all...

The cake is embroidered on a painted dryer sheet. It was embellished with old ledger paper (thanks to the wonderful paper I bought from Lee Weber!) and beads. I collaged the canvas with birthday wrapping paper (go figure!), tissue paper, old sheet music, and some of Alexa's school papers. I added some buttons for embellishement...

It's getting colder here in Ohio so we are getting ready for the long winter. My wish for everyone this week is that you love all of the different layers of your life!



4 comments:

Sandy said...

What a great collage. Thanks for commenting on my blog. In the altered book, I removed some pages to make space for the added things and also glued groups of pages together to support the work.

Suzanne said...

Love, love this Cassie! So sweet...and the saying is perfect. Happy belated birthday to Alexa!
Congrats on your new computer too! It takes me forever to take pics, upload, etc. on mine and a new won would definitely save some time!
Stay warm!

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

"Life has many layers, love them all"... Oh indeed. I LOVE this, this is so true.

Garden Girl said...

This is one of the greatest collages I have ever seen! Thank you so much for commenting on my blog. I am glad your daughter also likes it!