Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Diamonds and Sweet Peas for April

The diamonds are made with beads, and the flowers are silk ribbon. I made the fly stitch vine on the blue patch with Soy Luster - and am really pleased with the look of the matte thread on the shiny Smokey Blue ribbon floss. Looking at the photo I just made, I see where one more leaf needs to be added - but not tonight. This is FINISH. All done!

The Sweet Pea vine is just too busy and exuberant for the CQ design to have any more surface embellishment.
The detail is to show how nicely the different textures of the threads, along with the silk ribbon flowers and sparkly beads, blend for an interesing, but fairly simple design. The white patch (see above picture) is made with DMC pearl cotton, as I wanted it to resemble a wall for the pea vine to climb.
This piece will be on my web page after I get the instructions written up (the hard part - bummer) both as an e-pattern for people who want to draw their own, and as a package with the painted canvas ready to work.


Anne Stradal said...

Beautiful! Your sweet peas are fantastic!

Jan said...

Each of your birthday hearts is so different, but simply gorgeous! But I'm not good with flowers, real or silk. These are a joy to see.