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, October 6, 2012


Art journaling is something that I have featured before, but not something I am completely comfortable with or good at...... The art that I am truly enamored with is quilting, but for those of us who have done quilting, nothing is exceptionally fast, and well sometimes you want to see results, like yesterday. Art journaling has become huge and there are some amazing artists out there, just pick up a copy of Art Journaling by Sommerset Studios. You will be blown away by some of the art that can be created in someone's diary, to do list, or class notes. This page was done using acrylic paints, bubble wrap, cut outs from people magazine, clip art, sizzix die cuts, fabric trim, and metallic sharpies.  Of course I didn't know what to write, my to do list didn't seem so artistic, so I used some of my favorite song lyrics.  The instant gratification of completing something artistic is worth it, even if I do have a long way to go. I look forward to including more journal pages in between my quilts!

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