Friday, October 24, 2008

War of the Worlds Mixed Media Canvas Book

This is the cover of my entry into the ETC (etsy Texas Crafters) design challenge for October.

It is a War of the Worlds themed mixed media canvas book. You will be ablte to vote on Monday October 27th and I will add the link to my blog when it's available. Here is the link to my listing in my etsy shop...

Here is the link to vote. The list is on the right side and I'm the 3rd from the top(Mixed Media Canvas Book ByBethStudio)...

My entry is also one of the three prizes as I was sent the original inside album cover image to use in my project. This is a picture of what I started with...

I wish I had thought to take my own picture of the inside album cover spread as it's a little different from the above image as I had none of the words shown above. I just had the picture. I think you'll recognize the parts I used when you look at the inside pages of my book. The words read, "The chances against anything coming from Mars are a million to one but still they come." This is the quote that was printed with the inside album illustration.

And this is the back page...

I got the idea for the canvas book from the article titled Canvas Books A Mixed Media Approach to Preserving Memories in the Oct/Nov 2008 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine. It was so much fun to make. It took a lot of time; but, I really got into it and had fun. I hope you like the finished product! I sure would appreciate your vote on Monday! :)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Fabric Postcard Treasury

My Pirate Cove fabric postcard mini-quilt is featured on an Etsy Treasury of fabric postcards.
Here's the link if you'd like to check it out....

Monday, October 13, 2008

Quilt Display at Herb and Art Fest

My friend and quilting buddy, Cindy, owns Perks Coffee Bar in Lampasas, TX. This past weekend we had a quilt display in conjunction with the Herb and Art Fest. This is my side of the display board. I put a variety of items that are my favorties throughout the years.

This is one of Cindy's matted pieces titled "Dream".

This is an art doll by Cindy. It is her muse doll and the face is a mirror so when you look at the doll you see are your own muse!!! Pretty Cool! Cindy is SO talented and she also sells art quilting supplies at Fatty Corner's Quilts located in the coffee bar. If you are ever in central Texas needing art quilting supplies, go to 3rd Street in Lampasas!

This is "Mom is Wow upside down" again by Cindy. She made this as a gift for her mother-in-law. It says Mom on the front and when you raise it up to see the back it says Wow! (Did I mention that Cindy is very talented?)