I was having trouble a week or so back thinking what I could achieve for this challenge. and whilst 'tidying' my various pieces of lace (fawning, drooling and stroking would be better words!) I had a 'what if......' moment, and cut a cotton lace trimmed doily into quarters and placed a quarter in each corner of a piece of Timtex.
A few hours later, and a lot of shifting and cutting of lace pieces, I had the makings of a book
cover, which I then machine stitched into place, cut a calico backing, and zigzagged all around the edge.
At this stage it was all shades of cream and white. I gave both sides a greenish colour wash, then whilst still damp, added various colours to the lacey side, letting the colours run. When it was dry I finished off with a watered down Galactica wash, which dried leaving very subtle glitter over it. It looks and reminds me of fantasy gardens, fairy gardens and make believe.
I will eventually make some appropriate pages and complete the book.
I used to read the book The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett to my daughter when she was little, and we both loved it.