Mushrooms Card

These cute mushrooms were made with a new die set from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  Each mushroom consisted of three parts:  the stem, the cap, and another piece that was fused over the cap that included small holes cut into the shape, to let the fabric underneath peek through. I used two batik fabrics in shades of browns and eggplant, giving the mushrooms a natural look.  The background was a vibrant teal-colored fabric that at first looked too bright, but when another muted batik was used around the borders, the bright teal was toned down a little but still provided a distinct contrast to the mushrooms. Free-motion stitching was done in long, elongated horizontal swirls.  The whole scene reminded me of a mama mushroom with her two babies growing under her watchful gaze.  A little fungus family!