Here's my final. I really enjoyed the project. Although not new to AI, I learnt a few shortcuts and tips for getting there quicker. I haven't had loads of time to spend on the project, having two young kids at home... and the type probably needs a little more refining, esp the 'S', and I've just noticed the signature top left could be slightly more delicate and detailed... hey ho. I learnt more about the blending tool and filters, just need to keep practicing!
Would love to hear some feedback if possible. Thanks. Paula.
(First pic is the original, second is my Illustrator job.)