January's theme is The Sea Shore. I just received this one from Barbara in Ohio.
I made five of each of these using a fusible raw-edge applique method.
Next I made some stamps from old styrofoam meat containers. I stamped the petals and centre using bronze and purple acrylic paint on a hand-dyed square of pale green. I let the paint dry and mounted the squares on the pieced background, along with a dark green stem.
Each step was completed 18 times.
Next, I free-motion stitched around each petal.
Then using monofilament thread, the pale green square and stem were stitched in place, and the whole card was bound in a close zig-zag.
I'm happy with myself that these were completed and I even sent them to their recipients in the post today!