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, October 26, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Cloth Paper Scissors magazine has a challenge for doodling. They have asked that you doodle your favorite art tools. The catch is that it has to be one color or black and white. The substrate must be flat and 4 X 6". I am not a doodler by nature. However, with doodling being a huge part of art journaling I though why not. I do love drawing dress forms, they are one of my favorite sewing elements, as is the needle and thread. I did a practice run in the color pink, not my favorite so I went back to my trusty black and white. It suited my personality a little better. The dress form, needle, and tape measure were included, and hidden in the background is the work SEW! Happy doodling....
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Friday, October 5, 2012
This art quilt started out with the fascination of Rylee as the mermaid. I must admit this board was quite popular on the cruise ship The Allure. This was taken two years ago when Rylee was 11 and I am amazed at how much she has already changed. She is a teenager now, taller than I am, and is involved in all kinds of activities. I selected this picture to quilt, due to the vibrant colors. Again the picture was taken into Photoshop CS5 and then posterized. I constructed the mermaid from various fabrics. Some were quilting fabrics, garment fabrics, and upholstery fabrics. Her face was challenging for me. It was constructed using fabric, stitch, and various paints. The final part that was fun to complete were the accents in her hair, bathing suit top, and her fin. These were done using decorative stitches, satin stitches, or quilting motifs. More art quilts to come!