This wonderful peice is created using lots of layers. Susan said that she began with dyes added some shimmering organza, topped it off with black organza and free motion embroidery.. I am so very thrilled to have this card in my collection.!!
Next came the job of deciding what techniques I wanted to use to create the card that I would send to Susan to be included in the exhibit. I went with my favorites- garden theme, painted paper towels, dyed cheesecloth. painted tuille, Twinkleing H2O's and lots of beads!! (Now come on, you can't possibly be surprised!!!!)
I fused my painted paper towel to a piece of muslin and then added some Angelina Fiber and dyed cheesecloth and painted tuille. I painted some silk hydragea blossoms with Twinkling H2O,s to add some more depth and shimmering colors. I stitched down the blossoms with beaded centers and added beads to the center of the blossom circle.
Here you can see the center of the blossom circle. The green dots surrounding are french knots that I added with embroidery floss in a range of greens. I am calling this card Lace Cap, as I used a picture of a Lace Cap Hydrangea from my garden for inspiration. This card has many layers and lots of depth and texture, much of it is not very apparent in this photo, unfortunately. I will be sending this card off to Susan tomorrow and hopefully she will be pleased with it!!