I don't usually work this quickly but I have actually finished my piece for the Julia Caprara tribute at Harrogate next weekend.
I had to cut the prepared background down to tag size as I reread the instructions which asked for the size to be no bigger than a postcard. I have taken a technique from Julia's new book and worked with complimentary colours orange and blue using one stitch only, detached chain stitch. The surface was gradually covered in stitch using threads of different weights and textures, some of which are metallic. Every time I ran out of thread I changed to another colour or texture.
I backed the tag with this piece of placemat using just these few stitches to hold it together. I thought about stitching the back as fully as the front but I think it would have made it too bulky. I have finished the tag off with an 'inspire' and a 'joy' button as Julia's work is so joyful and she has and continues to inspire so many, including myself. Hopefully I will be feeling ok enough to go to Harrogate on Saturday so that I can attach it to Julia's barbed wire artwork.