Showing posts from August, 2009


The deadline for the mixed media charm swap I am hosting is getting close. So far I have received charms from 8 of the 18 artists that signed up for my swap. The charms are all beautiful and there is such a wide assortment of styles that these charms are going to make an awesome charm bracelet. I'll post pictures after the charms are swapped out.

This weeks challenge on the PID yahoo group is metal. The above atc is what I made for the weekly challenge. I'm not sure if you can tell from the picture but in the upper left hand corner is a purple metallic rose. The roses are available from Paper Imagery Designs and come in a five different colors. The rose worked very well with the theme.

Oh and yes I seem to be on a purple kick this month. I think this is the 3 piece of art I have done where the color is predominately purple.

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Art Quilts

Last night right before dinner I decided I felt like sewing something. So on the spur of the moment I threw this little art quilt together. I had the background square sewn together already so when I say I threw it together it is just the flower motif and the border work that I threw together. I also did all of the free motion quilting last night.All of the fabric, lace, trims, cheese cloth and muslin are hand dyed.I have a couple of zip lock bags stuffed full of a few colors of dyed fabric + trims so it was very easy for me to just pick through the bags to find pieces that I liked.I probably should have made the flower stems a little narrower but I love the way it turned out.Below is the entire piece. It is 8 x 8. The color is a little dark in this picture but the top pic shows the true colors of the piece.Thanks for stopping by!ArleneTechnorati Tags: ,,, Flickr Tags: ,

Paper Imagery Designs Sale

Design Team Sale! 30% OFF ALL ORDERS !!! Yes including the already reduced publications like Somerset, Cloth Paper Scissors, and Studios Magazines!! Sale ends August 9 2009. All order will receive a free digital sheet add your choice to your comments. Enter promo code designteam

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The above atc was made using one of the PID new nest sheets. You may have noticed I love making art with birds and nest. This nest image is also available with a green background.

So now you have a chance to buy the new sheets with a 30% discount

Check out the new site if you haven't seen it yet, it is beautiful and Melissa has added new sheets this week.

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Fabric Art

I love fabric don't you? I love going through my stash and just looking and rubbing pieces of fabric that I really love.

A couple of weeks ago I decided to make a baby quilt for my newest granddaughter. I love the Chinese coin pattern and after looking at a bunch of blogs I decided to do that pattern. I actually have a queen size quilt that I made a long time ago with the pattern that I started hand quilting, got about 1/3 of the way finished. Every year I think about it and think I will drag it out and finish the quilting but I don't.

So after dragging my sewing machine out for the quilt I decided to try my hand at art quilting. I tell you "labels" can throw a girl off, read on for an explanation.

I've been reading books, reading blogs, reading magazine articles thinking there is just no way I can do this. Why? I don't know intimidation? Self doubt? Insecurities?

I kind of felt the same way I did when I first started in mixed media. I didn't want to post my…