I really like doing these small pieces, especially when time is limited and I want some instant gratification. I created this small piece a little while back, but never got to posting it.
I started with some hand dyed fabric.
Using my favorite leaf stamp, I stamped on silk organza which had been painted with Dye-na-Flow.
I loosely cut it out and finished the edge with a wood burning tool which gives that nice, dark edge to the leaf.
Using some marbled fabric from my stash, I combined it with very bright colors.
I used some metallic couching thread on some of the edges to add a little sparkle. The transparent leaves were placed on top and stitched in place using a monofilament thread. The stitching was done using the natural vein lines of the leaf.
Stamping was done on the yellow fabric to add some zing and the whole piece was placed in a pre-cut mat. It's quite a small piece but with the addition of the mat, it really has some presence.