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.

Friday, August 31, 2012


Clothe Paper Scissors Magazine posted a reader challenge in their July/August Magazine. It was called Sweet Silhouette. The challenge was to use a silhouette in your mixed media project. I chose to do mine using Taylor's silhouette. Taylor sparkles whenever she does anything. She is an accomplished gymnast, singer/song writer/guitarist, track star and friend. She is also in her senior year of high school, attending college, and has a job.  I took the silhouette of her face while she was playing the guitar. The silhouette of her doing a handstand was taken by her father when she spontaneously did a hand stand on a rock on the shores of lake Michigan. I quilted the main silhouette with a standard straight line stitch, the colorful inner silhouettes are free motion quilted.  I added glitter to the edge of the outside silhouette and the dog tag "Sparkle".  If you know Taylor, you will agree that when she does anything, she sparkles......

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