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.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Leaves 58-70

Recycling is really something I wish I did more of. Yes I put my recyclables out at the curb each week, and I do use some recycled materials in my art, but I think I could use more. It would be more challenging and very rewarding to think something was kept out of a landfill.  So this week I took some fabrics from old clothing from a local thrift shop. I used my accuquilt cutting system to make bigger leaves for the tree. Similar to the sizzix, but bigger and designed for fabric. What I have found some awesome is that either of the machines will do fabric or paper making them ultra-functional. These leaves didn't get embellished as I thought they looked pretty funky in their own right. I really like the ones from the polyester leisure suit.  I can't believe anyone would wear orange polyester, but boy does the fabric make some snazzy leaves.....

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