|Today, I will be adding the vines, leaves and flowers to the sides of the purple house
|I used a batik for the winding vine, and another for the stems, and yet another for the leaves. I think this adds interest to the piece. Now I am trying out different flowers. The tulip or the circle?
|The circle wins, simple because it is a calming shape, and I don't want the flowers to be to busy. I want you eye to move from the flowers and vines, and to the house, or vise versa. There are small circle flowers in the flower boxes.
|Now I "trying out" what will be the centers of the flowers. My big question is 'what pops?'
|This one is fun, but too overpowering for the circle flower.
|Okay, now we're talking - this commercial cotton will be perfect! I can just cut out the circles and fuse them to the middle of each flower. They have black outlines, and will give the centers some pizazz!
|Things are taking shape!
|This is the point where I start looking through the eye of my camera to see if I have achieved balance. I can add more leaves and perhaps some curly stems somewhere.
|For some more fun and interest, I added these blades of grass to the landscaping.
|The other side. Next we're going to work on the bird at the top!