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.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Leaves 15-19

My original goal was to make 52 leaves for my tree. However, 52 is not going to be nearly enough. So in order to complete the tree I am going to need probably 4 times that many. I decided to make them in groupings using similar materials.  This group was made from upholstery fabric book. The fabrics are bright and have a unique mix of colors.  They remind me of summer. Seeing as summer is slipping away I decided to use these colors to hang on for just a little longer. The leaves were cut using my maple sizzix die cut. They were then embellished with letters, scrap book supplies, paper tape, old bingo chips, scrabble tiles, dictionary quotes, and additional fabric.

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