I started with one of my flower drawings from an earlier chapter and tried combining lots of copies, coming up with the image in photo 1.
Photo 2 Here I used single copies of the flower printed onto silk which gives much more faded colours. I found that the act of cutting them out gave a hard edge that I thought spoilt the drawing so I tried to overcome this. On the left, I have free machined over the slip colouring in the flower and going over the edge. On the right, I used an embellisher to attach and distress the flowers. The background for both samples are some embellisher samples from my collection. I chose these to suggest flowers on a trellis or stake, continuing the theme from some of the chapter 5 samples.
Photo 3 For the next two samples, I used as backgrounds some monoprints I made last summer (featured in this blog post). 2p coin in the corner for scale.