Take a look at all of the gold in here! I just love this! I followed this along in waves with a great thread called Glide. This thread is awesome in that it is super durable but gives the affects of metallic thread.
I outlined the birds in the Glide thread also.
This is a close up of the feathering done in the sewn together strips. Glide thread used here too!
Swirls all over throughout the cloud fabric give really nice texture and the feeling of motion.
I kept up the same idea of the motion throughout the purple background and used a variegated thread. I think this was the right choice as it really reflects the theme going on here. Tell me what you think.