For the collage areas I took book pages, collaged them to a base piece of paper and then collaged colored tissue paper over them. Once the sheets were dry I cut out the shapes I wanted and collaged them to the base. The book that was used is a paper-back version of "Of Human Bondage" that literally fell apart as I read it.
The stem is made from opaque glass tiles, the leaves and petals are mosaiced in tempered glass, and the background is worked in plate glass.
The white areas your seeing in this photo are where the glue has not yet dried clear.
I also added some painted effects to the flower petals before mosaicing them.
The piece is finished with a yellow/gold grout.