Monday, May 4, 2015

Never Tried This Before!

When was the last time you tried something with fabric that you'd never tried before? I mean really challenged yourself? I did just that recently and while it was a struggle that I nearly gave up on several times, I kept coming back to it and finally succeeded, at least to my own satisfaction. It all started with this photo of my adorable daughter and her wife taken on New Year's Eve. . .
 My first thought was to make an 8x10 'glossy' and frame it. But I decided I wanted to do something better than that. I made copies, colored them with colored pencils, played around with them, used fusible web for each of the dozens of little pieces that make up the shadows and highlights of their faces and came up with this:
 When I gave it to them, they positively lit up!! They LOVED it! They wanted to see just what the process had been and set up this photo, which I love. I encourage you to try something new. You might just make someone very happy and that someone might be YOU!!