Latest alphabet swap ATCs.
O is for Opals embossing powders. These are nice thick crystals, which are not brittle when used to make tiles. I used black for the first two layers, and then sprinkled different colours for the last layer. Whilst it was still hot, I stamped into it with a Tim Holtz stamp. I then added the sunflower to finish it off.
P is for Pear. I stamped the pear onto a piece of dyed cotton and attached it to the same dyed cotton as a background. The word pear I hand stitched (!) using a simple chain stich. The rest of the stitching was done by machine, with the thick thread in the bobbin (ie stitched from the back). I mounted the whole lot onto a piece of pelmet vilene and zig –zag stitch around it. To finish of I painted on a little Jo Sonja’s Gold dust for subtle highlights.