They were both made using the embellisher but in the 'flesh' they look so much richer and deeper in colour than they do shown here. The photographs make them look very patchy.
This first one is on a background of black felt with blue scrim pieces on top. The darker blue in the triangles and squares is silk velvet which has been embellished from the back then edged with blue cotton thread. I also outlined the shape of the triangle from the back. The circles are once again silk velvet in green embellished from the back.
This piece is also a black felt background with Tussah Silk tops embellished on top. The brighter green shape is silk velvet embellished from the back.
Both pieces measure 9" x 9". I shall cut the second piece into postcard & charm size pieces and use hand and/or machine stitching to finish off.
I would have liked to carry on with the top one and use it for the page swap but there are 10 of us in the swap and only 2 see the piece as it is, the rest just see photographs!
I would love to know how to take better photographs, so if anyone can recommend any books, online courses etc. for amateur photography that would help, please let me know.