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Monday, August 30, 2010

The art group that I belong to, FiberArtNE, has a challenge that is due this Thursday. It's a word challenge. The goal is to interpet a word in a quilt. To change it up a bit 2 people got the same word. The rules were that we were not to tell one another how we plan to use said word in our quilt. It will be interesting to see what everyone has done.
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Monday, August 23, 2010

This past month I have been taking my new knowledge of Photoshop Elements and incorporating it into my quilting.
I made this Photo Album for a friend as a Birthday present. I used photos of our meet up in Rome with the Traveling Scarves. A group of Ladies, who all met online on TripAdvisor.com in the Rome forum.

On this page I used a photo I took in Rome and using PSE I changed it from a color photo to a vintage photo. Place it on a textured background and using layers and the eraser tool blurred the edges. Then I pulled up the group photo and did the same, laying it on top of the previous photo. Printed it on TAP by Lesley Riley and ironed it on fabric. 

Using the drop shadow tool in effects, I laid the 3 photos over a texture background that I created by using a photo of a statue from the Angel Bridge in Rome . Then I added a architectural stamps from the brush tool. These were printed on Fabric sheets.

All were embellished with ribbon trims and beads. 

Thursday, August 19, 2010



. Here is an old photo of my Mom. I removed the original background and placed her in a new setting added wings and some butterflies and flowers. The new background texture is from edi07. If I remember correctly I got that one from  flickr.com
Some of the flowers and the butterflies are stamps that I got on line from webdesignerlab.com. Wings from bes-stock.deviantart.com

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Awhile back I started this quilt. Along the way it has made a few changes and now I'm happy to say that the top is done. Yayyyyy! I had spent last weekend taking it apart (very frustrating)because I realized it wasn't square and there wasn't enough of the background to make it square.So when I put it back on to a new background fabric I decided on a couple of changes. Background is larger and I added a quarter inch flange. In the end I like it much better. So the next step is to mark it for quilting and then layer it up.
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Sunday, August 8, 2010