At the CQ Adventure in 2011 Cheryl A. had a tone-on-tone RR block which was all greens. She was looking for ideas for adding contrast without depending on other colors. Several of us thought of green critters to use as a focal point... we came up with a lot... grasshoppers, alligators, frogs, turtles, lizards and various bugs. But I knew if I ever had to do a monochromatic green block I'd add a parrot. So when Theresa color blocks arrived I was delighted the green one was available.
As you can see I have already added my handsome parrot.... now the challenge will be to add more interest and variety using only greens.... I want to do that with contrasts in
value, size and texture.
It would be especially difficult to mark on the wool so AGAIN I have turned the block over and drew the leaves on the back and basted the lines to show through to the front. Now I will fill in foliage, berries etc. with various greens and various materials.
I did an extensive post in 2011 on adding variety and interest with contrasts in dimension, size, and texture... You may find it interesting.
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