These were the items that I created during three hours in a Zoom workshop with her.
First of all a book mark and card topper ( actually I made the card topper first, realised how much my top layer knocked the colours of the collage back, so tried a bookmark with more saturated colours.
Fun to use the fancy stitches on the machine in a straightforward way to add interest to the back ground.
As you can see, my little bird is a little clumsy, but I gave it my best shot without using any tracing or marking.....
Again, I went for saturated colours, on the whole, that toned with the vintage embroidery taken from a tray cloth.
Fun to add so many different elements to a small peice.
Again, using the vintage tray cloth as a centre piece to it, and this time personalising the FMQ embellishment.
The following day I was still enthusiastic - and with all the scraps still out, decided to make three more card toppers! I stuck with fairly neutral backgrounds for these three, and with so few pieces on each card, I decided that I didn't need the overlay for them.
I'm pleased with all of these pieces. I'm sure that 'proper' artists would do even better with the composition, but I'm happy that I've done the best I could without spending too much time stressing over it!