Friday, March 26, 2010
Indian Palace for Carmen
This is the page I created for Carmen in February. The theme was Castles and its an Indian palace I've depicted which is viewed through an arched window and that's the leaves and fruit laden mango tree which is also visible.
I used an actual picture of a palace which I mounted on thin card paper and stitched onto the backing fabric. The arched window is cotton fabric which has been appliqued and embroidered with sequins and blue metallic thread. Most palaces and forts in India are heavily decorated with murals, inlaid with semi precious stones or carved.
The mango tree and sky are embroidered and coloured with oil pastels.
Delighted and relieved to hear Carmen has received the page.