We’ve done the tedious parts of the canvas (the sky, the dirt); now we have flowers and leaves and the dragonfly to play with! You probably know my attention span by now, so I’m excited by the flowers. Fun little gems we can bring to life.
There’s lots of color and detail left. Let’s start with the 4 big leaves at the bottom of the canvas. Hopefully everyone has their dirt done.
The leaves are bold and graphic, almost as big as the bird!
I kept the stitch choices simple playing mostly with contrast in threads. I like the juxtaposition of silk ribbon with Lorikeet or Lorikeet with a subtle metallic. The stitches are simple long stitches or ones that we’ve used before. While it might be fun for every leaf and flower to be different stitch that won’t necessarily give us the best finished look.
The first flower to be embellished is created with lots of layers of fluffy ribbon loops and French Knots.
This flower is Fun and flirty, setting the stage for things to come!
Until next time.