I was torn with a couple of shapes to work with so in the end went with a mixture. And guess what, I really, really like embroidery.
I'm not sure if there are rules regarding how things should or shouldn't be done...but rules are made to be broken as far as I'm concerned.
To me, embroidery is making pictures with threads...and incorporating texture.
So here is the art work page.
And the embroidery
I just played around with it as I have never done embroidery before. I tried different sized stitches, mixed thread colours and just had a great time playing. I think I will do more work on the shapes of the flower centre later on. The petal shape came up again and again and the spiral can be found in the cup cake icing and the roses.
I also found some fabric which held element of the paper and added them for future reference.
I love the fact that the stitching is 3-d...it really is like acrylic painting but with threads.
I have another finish for Maggee's 12 days of Christmas but you will have to wait a bit to see it. I think I have five more to do and have used a variety of crafts to make her tree ornies, cross stitch being the dominant one. I am really enjoying it and I hope she likes what she receives...bit nervous but never mind.
Maggee is one lovely special lady I met through my crafting and bc journey: I know she will think it is the thought that counts rofl xxx
Right, will love you and leave you all...have a very good week everyone. Take care!