Topic: New Work
It is difficult to see the details of this inspiration piece, but I was working from a better photo from an advertising flyer in the Sunday paper. This is a bedding set by Jaclyn Smith called Today Willow.
What inspired me was the combination of blue and brown and the three tones of blue used. I started with medium blue cardstock and stamped a leafy pattern with bleach to create the lighter branches. Then I stamped with dark blue to create the second tone. I recreated the blue and brown branches on cream cardstock for the pillow case, banded both pieces with brown for the brown teim on pillows and sheets and layered them. That lovely stitching on the coverlet was interpreted with... stitching! Actually, I stitched with the sewing machine and no thread then drew between the holes with brown brown marker.
Blue greeting stamped on cream cardstock was bordered in brown and layered on the front and, finally, the whole is layered on the front of a brown cardstock base.