i've been spending a lot of time these days flitting between the three courses i have been taking from karen ruane: an embroiderer's ledger, embroider, embellish, create and alchemy
working with paper and thread and lace
and today all that flitting collided into something new
(think the reese's peanut butter cup commercial where two people, separately eating chocolate and peanut butter, are coming to the same corner and bump into each other....)
i'd been thinking up different pages to put in the card books i'm working on
and a couple of you sent your cards in very pretty tissue paper....
i saved all of it and made these!
collaged tissue paper pages, embellished with free-motion stitching and hand embroidery
beautiful bits of colour enhanced with thread
some i stippled
others have random squiggles
you can't see it here but this tissue had sparkly bits which peek through here and there - i may even add some more....
beautiful, elegant paper, just waiting for a little added sparkle
some poinsettias are machine stitched
and some are hand-pricked
random bits of paper and thread
it occurred to me as i edited the picture below that the coloured pieces form a heart in one spot - i like that idea and am going to play with it next, also adding bits of lace and cheesecloth to the mix
you never know where you will end up when you learn something new....