I had a tinker with my textile project to see if I could make the background more interesting. Here it is as was:
It's obviously not finished - work in progress. But I felt the blue background was a bit same-y, and need to be broken up. So I played around on the computer, and mocked-up how it might look using a darker fabric to create shadows:
I like this a lot more. I've got some satiny dark blue fabric that I'll use for this. I think it looks a bit more dynamic and has more depth. But I'm finding things do change once you're using fabric and thread rather than designs. This piece seems to have a life of it's own!