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.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Week 49 Ocean

This journal quilt was inspired by my recent snorkeling adventure near St. John's. I used my needle felting machine to make the background. I used multiple colors of blue wool. I then added some sheer fabrics. Some of the variety has come from old clothing. I then added metallic embellishments. I used charms and buttons for the star fish. I used packaging material for the net. The pearls and beads were finds from a rummage sale. I then used thin foil in copper and silver to make the porpoise and dolphin. The tag is a metallic dog tag that says "ocean". I need to wait for a sunny day here in michigan to take this picture without a flash. It might be spring before that happens!

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