I chose to work “outside the square” of traditional P&Q.
The “front” I formed using wool tops ,cotton muslin and my Janome Xpression machine to form a piece of machine n/f felt of lime green,rust and a small patch featuring lavendar,gold and green.
After a recent foray into a scrapbooking shop,I found an interesting piece of shaped card,of which I cut a small sqaure which was then painted with Lumiere metallic sunset acrylic.
This piece was anchored to the felt by using sequins and bugle beads.
I then added two dyed and split silk cocoons,which were anchored with green sea shell fragments.
The reverse or backing features a cluster of leaves,super- imposed with a hot glue motif!
The motif was a result of a challenge on the “yahoo textile challenge group”,which was overpainted with (sunset) metallic Lumiere acrylic paint.
The shape was then “rubbed with gold embossing for further definition
I LIKE thinking; “What if? Why not?”
whether my fellow swappie agrees,remains to be seen.
But I had FUN……and enjoyed what I did.
C’est la vie!