Sunday, November 20, 2011

Fiber Artist Trading Cards

On Saturday I attended the Gainesville Fiber Artists group.    They begin with a show and tell or bring and brag which ever suits your fancy.  Laura made these bird houses out of 3/4 inch wood cubes.  The roof is made from paper clay.  Each house is different , either stamped, painted or something glued on it.  They are so cute. 

The program was to exchange Fiber Artists Trading Cards.  

Each person was to make 15 cards to trade.

The variety of the cards was mind boggling.  There was rust dying, laser cut embellishments, embossing, yo yo's, paper art, felting, beading, machine and hand embroidery, computer printed fabric and an assortment of other wonderful techniques.

We were told to bring our cards in a bag.  I guess I don't follow instructions very well.

Each card I did was an original photograph of something in the North Florida area.  The topic was nature.  This is our home.  I printed out the photos on fabric using the computer printer.

I took this photo last winter from my deck.

This is a picture of my grandmother and her sisters.  It is superimposed on the front of my home and then  a rainbow circle was added with photoshop.  Notice the charms.  I used Coke cans and embossed them with my cuttle bug and then added Tim Holtz alcohol inks to color them.

This is my favorite one.  It is created totally on Photoshop with all types of embellishments.  The angel is a stone statue that was added to the picture with the crow.  The original size of the piece was 8.5" by 11".

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