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.
Monday, February 3, 2014
Tom did Detroit with an automotive theme. I just adore his work.
This class will be very fun, and will bring lots of creativity.
Saturday, February 1, 2014
So Recycle project two involved using those ribbons that come attached to tags for clothing. Some of them are beautiful. I also enjoy those tiny little safety pins that are used to adhere the tags to the garment. So I indulged my ATC addiction by making some more Valentine ATC's!!!
This was done with a heavily layered base that was on recycled cardboard. I then added a heart with the words BE MINE which were cut from a old children's book. My favorite part is the red/white ribbon that was from a clothing tag.
This was done on recycled card board. The lace on the right edge is taken from a recycled wool skirt. This was used to secure the lining seam. I then used an old dictionary definition for Romanticism. The circle is a SIZZIX die cut from an old book. The heart is made from my favorite fabric paper, that is a culmination of recycled images. Finally, the key ribbon is from a garment. These satin ribbons are often used by retailers to keep garments from falling off of hangers. I usually cut them out, and save them for these very projects. The heart with the key hole is from a broken piece of jewelry from my junk box. Finally the brass tiny safety pin is recycled from a garment tag! All the cast off's can come together to make a romantic ATC.
ATC 135 Saying Good-Bye
This was done on recycled cardboard. The heart that is gold in color was made from recycled plastic grocery bags. The second heart was made from old sheet music. The ticket in the lower right corner was from a musical that I had seen back in 2012! The twine under the text is from a garment tag!
Hope you enjoyed the recycling project #2.
Unfortunately I do not have a steady hand. This is Tom's. He is amazing and progresses so fast. I just love his work. I made him promise that I could buy one of his paintings prior to leaving class.
To the left Tom and James are having an intense discussion.
Elise is in painting I and is in our class, she is a natural.
Andrew is our painting instructor. His paintings are always amazing. He works side by side with us so we can see how he approaches his paintings!