It’s been such a long time since I’ve blogged, but today I’m sharing my recent finish made as part of this months Le Challenge theme, Era.
I (fairly quickly) decided on Art Deco/1920s, it was a beautiful time, don’t you think?
I chose Emerald as my main colour and (as a new Sizzix Big Shot owner) decided on a clamshell shape.Fans and clamshell shapes really appealed to me and are in keeping with the geometric styles of the period.
After a few different ways of working (for the first time) with clamshells, I decided to appliqué them.
I used Kona Emerald and Cotton and Steel basic in White Netorious and my Bigz 4.5″ Die.
To finish I hand stitched around the clamshells with a light silver Aurifloss (because I’ve had them since Festival of Quilts and I was desperate to use them!)