Another skinny page "front" completed, I think. I'll have to 'sit with it' now for a few days. Again, I created it digitallywith purchased and magazine scanned images, and then printed it onto cloth, embroidered, beaded, hand and machine stitched with pieces of doily, netting and antique lace added. I tried to 'restrain' the colors a bit as I tend toward adding a LOT of contrast. I tried to achieve an air-ey pleasing quality, by using beads that matched the background and kept the border light to blend with the background. Your suggestions are more than welcome! Thanks for reading.
digital version next to cloth version
Thank you to everyone that left such wonderful comments!!! Such encouragement I was inspired to finish the sewing and stitching for the back of the page along with a little tag-card photographed below. I'll be sending it on to a very special blog/art friend that I've enjoyed swapping with over the years.... P.S. the little 'twigs' aren't q-tips - although at first glance they appear to be!!! ... they are little stamens with pearlized tips used to create fabric flowers. :0) Once again, Thank you for the comments! The quote is from Claude Monet - The richness I achieve comes from Nature, my source of inspiration.