I didn't quite have enough teabags for the background fabric so while I am waiting for the next batch of teabags to dry I couldn't resist playing with the next step. I have stenciled gingko shapes in black on the teabags and the placed the hand stitched gingko sandwiches on top. the base fabric is darker than this photo shows but you can see the effect I am working toward. Once I have the gingko leaves in place I will stitch around all outlines and then meander quilt between both the stencil images and applied shapes. I am hoping that will give me a three layer approach.