Be gentle with me. :) First art project in YEARS. I'm not too happy with the scanner, the piece isn't nearly this dark, even after playing with it in Photoshop. The background fabric is a green silk shot with red metallic threads. I'm not too happy with the upper right corner, but the rest of it turned out how I envisioned it. The text is a quote from Ruskin and reads: "Remember, that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies, for instance."