Tuesday, 3 May 2011
Iris with fabric leaves
My aim was to make a covertly original birthday card for an older man who likes yellow flowers.
The photograph gains some depth from the shades of grey found in the background. This gave me the idea to make the flower three-dimensional, using long fabric leaves which I had recycled from a bunch of artificial flowers. For the bud I cut a piece of yellow pipe cleaner to shape. As it's not often that I find a use for those, I'm quite chuffed to have transformed one of them into a handmade flower! And finally I got to use my new Birthday confetti.
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