Pinelands Treasures. left a comment that really helped me see a different way. Thank you, Barbara. I'm not sure the truth of your comment about vines and leaves being different colors in nature would have occurred to me. (Duh?)
Also, I want the yellow flowers to be the focal point of the project. The bright greens were fighting with the flowers.
I turned to an old project, that I'll never complete, and started pirating darker shades of green. (Pirating courtesy of Black Sails that I've been binge watching.) I also started playing with multiple colors on the stems and leaves.
I've decided to make "clumps" of flowers and experiment with different leaves and stems.
A great big mahalo (Hawaiian for thank you) to everyone who has left such positive comments, ideas, and encouragement about this simple project. You've helped me more than you can possibly imagine.
I hope your week is going great for you.