Sunday, August 26, 2007

New Fabric Postcard

This is my August fabric postcard for Fabric in Altered Arts (info in the left sidebar). I found the fabric at JoAnn's. I just confess, I was buying for someone else and when I realized it was the only piece I had to find them something Had to have that fabric. I matted the image on a piece of gold metallic fabric. The words were printed directly on the fabric. I LOVE making postcards lately. In addition to the fabric one I also made 4 paper ones. I guess it's just a faze I'm going through.

A New Paper Crafts Group

I just want to take a minute to tell you about a new paper crafts group that Keri Pettit and I just started. Keri leans way to the paper side of altered arts. I was over on the paper side, shifted to the fabric side and now find myself somewhere in between. I want to do both! I will not give up the fabric but I do want to play with paper a little. We belonged to a deco group that has fizzled out and we want to swap decos again. No just decos though. This group will dabble in altered books, altered clipboards, ATCs, chunky books, skinny books, metal? Maybe. We'll see how it goes and what everyone wants to do. We are starting off small but the group is open for invitations and we hope to grow our membership quickly. If you are interested, here is the link:

If you are interested in paper crafts, I hope you check out our group!

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Page for fabric book

This is a page I did for Liz's Trees book in one of the RRs on the Fabric in Altered Art Yahoo group. I had planned on appliqueing leaves on various fabric pieces and attaching them all to the page. When I started looking for fabrics I found that I had several leaf themed fabrics and ended up sewing them to other pieces of fabric and then attaching all of them to the page. I added several leaf buttons to the front and a piece of fabric on the back that had a very neat black tree printed on some brown batik with gold script text. Sorry, I did not scan that but wish I had now. Liz is going to have a really beautiful book when it is completed in about four months. The other pages in it are just wonderful. We are over half way finished with a really fun round robin!