Sunday, June 17, 2012

Art Abandonment

This guy, Michael deMeng, hosts a group on Facebook called Art Abandonment.  The idea is to take some of your arty creations and leave them in a public place for someone to find and keep (and hopefully enjoy!) Since I have a lot of things I make and stash, I thought this would be a good activity for me.

I pulled out some altered tags I made and added a little message to the back of each. I left them scattered around the Charlottesville-Albermarle Airport when I was there yesterday returning the rental car. I also left one inside a magazine at the vet's office where Kippy boarded while we were on vacation. I have no pictures of these, though.

Yesterday I made some flower brooches using a quilted pillow sham and the Tattered Florals die from Tim Holtz. I also designed a cool card background to let people know that they have found a free gift. I designed and cut the cards from cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo machine and the design software that came with it.

The quilted pillow sham came from an old yard sale purchase. I use the quilt all the time, but never the shams. So I got the wild idea that I could cut it up and make some nice flowers.  I used my Crop-o-dile to cut a hole in the center of each and attached the layers with a brad. The back are finished with some sticky craft felt onto which I sewed the pin back into the center.

I finished up the pins this morning and attached them to the cards. They are ready to distribute! I hope the finders will enjoy them.

Happy Crafting!
Gale C. Lewis

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea! I'm also a member of the Art Abandonment group! Looks like you're having so much fun!


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