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.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Leaves #9-14

You have brains in your head and feet in your shoes
You can steer yourself any direction you choose
You're on your own and you what you know
And you are the on who'll decide where to go
Dr. Seuss

Since the transplanted tree is in my garage, and only my garage I have taken the creative liberty of publishing the leaves in bulk. The die cuts are rather small and prepping the substrate (fabric, paper, foam core etc) takes some time and I am really into the embellishment aspect of these leaves. So I will do a small series if you will, of leaves and then publish them.  I am still way behind, but looking so forward to catching up, especially with fall right around the corner. It will be leaves galore!
These leaves were made out of fabric paper, one of my favorite techniques that I have talked about on more than one occasion. After making the paper, die cutting the shapes, the decorating ensues. I used old broken jewelry, cancelled stamps, bingo chips, doo dads, and fabric buttons. They are colorful and cheerful!

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