by sunflowers!!! The Calendar Girls challenge has me seeeing sunflowers everywhere, even in my dreams. You have to understand I am working with some pretty creative and talented people here.....so it's a bit scary. But this is how January Mark 1 came about.
This is the picture we are all working from. One of the first things I noticed was the little turned over petal on the big flower in the vase.
This is the same in my sketch book...Van Gogh eat your heart out!
Then this happpened
So I painted some fine cotton
and embellished some blue scrim from Purple Missus to a piece of dark blue felt.
I completely forgot to photograph where I drew the pertals onto the yellow cloth and cut them out but one bonus happened here, I treated the petals with fray stop and they curled so that the whole thing had more volume than before.I also neglected the bit where I added the beads to the brown felt and put wadding underneath it to raise the surface, here we are with the petals half added.
and this is the completed card