I finally got back around to playing with Photoshop and Transfer Artist Paper (TAP) this morning. I edited a photo of a fireweed blossom in Photoshop, then printed it on the TAP and ironed it onto PFD (prepared for dyeing) fabric. Then I layered it with some batting and interfacing and added some stitching. I was trying to make it look like a painted flower, but it still looks a lot like a photo to me, what do you think?
I'm trying to generate more 'likes' for my Facebook page, so now through
Wednesday, March 26 I am giving a free downloadable pattern of your choice to anyone who likes my page. Please leave a comment on this post telling me which one you want, which will automatically give me your e-mail address to send the pattern to without you having to post it publicly. (You DO NOT have to put your e-mail in the comment, just in the box, which won't show publicly. Also, I won't use it for anything else or share it!) Of course, I would love it if you share my website or Facebook page on yours, but I am not making it a requirement, too much to keep track of :-) If you have already 'liked' my page, you can get a pattern by sharing instead. To recap:
1. like my Facebook page (button on sidebar to the right, NOT the button at the bottom of the post, that just likes this post)
2. leave a comment below to tell me which pattern you want. (click here to see them) If I get a lot, it may take me a while to get them all out, please be patient :-) It will come as a PDF attachment.
This is a fun and quick method for a small project, and uses up random scraps. Tutorial here.
We had a great quilting retreat last weekend, and I finally got 60 cards made. They are already mostly gone though, so I'm still not as caught up as I'd like to be! Too many irons in the fire, we are working on getting printed patterns available on the website, a new crane wall quilt pattern is almost ready, and I have some classes going on too. The printed patterns are available now to quilt shops, send me an e-mail if you are interested in those! firstname.lastname@example.org
For the first time, I branched out to the coast of Alaska, so far I have stuck mostly to interior plants and animals. Lots of possible ideas there!
Beret Nelson's On The Trail Creations Blog Page
I am a homeschooling mom of three fun kids, who are now old enough that I have a little time to pursue my passion for sewing! After several years of making quilted cards and art quilts, I'm now designing kits and patterns. Some of them have even been in Keepsake Quilting! I teach classes at local quilt shops, and am starting to do more traveling and teaching. I also have many tutorials, including some on YouTube. I am blessed to live in Alaska where I am surrounded by the inspiration provided by the beauty of God's creation!
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