This card in an exploration of the colours of a paua shell. A beautiful shell found on the coasts of New Zealand. I also have made a clay pendant from air dry clay. A wonderful product which is very easy to use, paint and varnish.
I machine quilted the background and heavily layered paint sticks over the quilted base. The second rectangle is a piece of hand made fabric. It is made from scraps of wool roving's and fabrics and the hand embroidered to the back ground. The clay pendant was sculpted, had a stamp pressed into it, then painted and varnished.
I really love this card. It really captures the essence of a paua shell and reminds me so much of all the many hours spent as a child and adult rock pooling at the beach.