Well I hope you guys have all had a lovely Easter Weekend even if the weather is completely rubbish here in the UK........typical Bank Holiday weather! Still there's always chocolate....right???? OK this will probably shock you......I have not touched one bit of Easter egg chocolate yet!!!! Note that I said yet!!! I've been so busy that it didn't even cross my mind. I hear you thinking....what could possibly keep her so busy that she didn't even think about chocolate???? Well, I am trying to pull together some samples for my future classes at The Bead Scene before I go on my hols next week. I have a few already that I am excited about but I wanted to have a couple more up my sleeve.
I wanted to try something completely different and this piece is totally inspired by the lovely and very talented Helen Cowans who I met at the NEC recently. She was showcasing her beautiful and very elegant work and I just fell in love with all of it. Karen and I had a lovely chat with her, she told us that most of the vintage fabric she uses comes from vintage fairs and she has a few dealers who know what she likes and they just keep stuff specially for her....how fab is that. Anyways, you should go check out her work, click here to hop on over to her place and see for yourself.
So back to my piece, I purchased a little baggie of stuff from Helen containing a few colour co-ordinated bits'n'bobs. A piece of hand dyed fabric, which I used as my main background, the most gorgeous blue strip of velvet, some sheer nylon kinda stuff.....I have no idea of it's real name, some lace and three mother of pearl buttons. Added to this wonderful mix of contrasting items, I added my own papers, washi tape, lace and embellishments....don't you just love that giant Prima flower all made out of ribbon?
So here's a couple of close up shots, hopefully you'll be able to see the layers better.