These papers and card use a bespoke random design of stars/snowflakes made up from six superimposed sprig images. I have then layered prints and papers by hand with silver leaf and an absolutely beautiful (my favourite) gossomer paper to give the impression of a snowstorm. I have cut into the image for the card as I did for the scented embroidered pine sprig card. I could embroider this too. I chose to embroider a different colourway just by way of contrast and releif from the usual winter white. Blue, as I've said before is my favourite colour and I love this. I used metallic thread, one strand. Its not an easy thread to use and even worse on paper but I am pleased with the effect which is subtle but seems to me to convey a wonderful crisp idyllic winter day with a flurry of snow ! I also really like my simpler, cheaper and less time consuming embellished star paper
P.S. I noticed the blue sheet was skewed after this photo was taken and straightened it up!!!!:-)
PSS whilst chilling last night had teatime tv on and saw a programme I'd never seen before ( where Art work is selected for the RSA). Such a coincidence a lovely young chap, who's work was selected turned out to be from Middlesbrough and had studied ceramics at CCAD!