Thank you for visiting artful embellishments. This is the third year for this blog and I am so happy to keep publishing. I started in 2011 and began with a quilt of the week, this lead to the leaf of the week for my newly designed paper tree that is located on the wall of my garage in 2012.......2013 is going to bring a lot of excitement and positive change. As a personal challenge for 2013, I plan on designing a artist trading card each week to be featured on the blog.
With so many interests, there will be quilting, art quilting, leaves (and more leaves), as well as experiments in thermofax screen printing, fabric dying, and tons of DIY recycle projects. I may even enter that altered fashion scene. To a happy and healthy 2013, may we all find happiness in those things we create....thank you for stoping by artful embellishments.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Fabric Postcard #1 Halloween Witch

Stitched postcards have taken off as a technique for mixed media. The book called Stitched Postcards is edited by Christa Rolf and is a great resource. It is published by Search Press. I have decided to add a fabric postcard a week to this blog as they are quick mini mixed media projects that lend themselves to scraps. They are fun to make and are easy to fit into a busy schedule. This first postcard is constructed from an upholstery fabric remnant. The witch, bat and fence are cut with a sizzix die cut by Tim Holtz. The witch and bat are simply black paper. The fence is muslin that has been distressed with Ranger Distress ink, Vintage photo. I have used free motion stitching to attach the pieces to the background. Happy Haunting.

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