Kate L. has offered another suggestion for Blake’s Rose. Thorns more prominent; rose more realistic, but ragged. I like the thorns. The rose needs a little more work to show decay. I’m going to piece the background with the thorns and then appliqué the rose. I think I will purchase a silk rose and stitch on its petals to make the image more 3D.

It’s a good option, and here is a first go. Thanks Kate!