...well, almost! Still have the backing to put on, but I will be able to post tomorrow. The brief for this piece was "letters" or a postcard, as that was the size. They could be made to a maximum of A5 size. I tried that and it was too big, couldn't make it work. This is half that size, so A6 I guess.
I finally got the "rocks' I wanted. I was trying to embroider layers and it just wasn't working. To create this I ironed my interfacing onto some brown dupion, then scrunched , folded and screwed it all up, then whacked the iron down on top of it again. I think it worked really well. It is tacked down with a neutral thread, then further embellished to hold everything in place. I embellished following the "cottage garden" rule-doesn't matter what goes where, just do "clumps" of it. I used mostly the Sassa Lynne threads for the vegetation. FYI, you can purchase Myfanwy's gorgeous threads on Etsy, just use "Sassa Lynne" as your search reference.
And the finished piece. I will probably call it something like "S is ...for Seascape...Serenity....can you 'see' me". You have approx 16 hours to wow me with another great idea. The letter doesn't necessarily have to be "S".
BTW, the person that came up with the name "Black Magic" for the Black CQ, you were too late...but I LOVE IT!!
Out for dinner tonight, Playcentre AGM . I should be writing annual reports not doing this post.
Thought I would add that I am going to put an absolutely rediculous price tag on this piece, a few hundred $$. The art gallery is in very swanky, arty farty, Titirangi, so you never know, someone may buy it. Here's hoping.
GR...check your gmail... :)