Friday, September 17, 2010
Another day, another design
What do we have here? The beginning of another sailor's valentine! I had so much fun developing "Beacon" that I decided to create one entirely different. My goal here is to use colors more typical of a conventional valentine while retaining the spirit of a sailor's valentine in my choice of "found" objects to embellish it.
Two little problems are getting in my way: I'm waiting for some "reinforcements" to arrive so I can determine the exact placement of the treasures that will decorate this piece. And I've also had a lot of painting to do: every ABS Designs canvas is stitch-painted by yours truly, and there are only so many hours in a day!
But I have managed to stitch the basic outline for this new piece, using Antique Light Mauve Petite Very Velvet in basketweave. For a nice clean edge, I worked the perimeter in a stem stitch with DMC cotton floss #225. Now if everyone claps really hard, the USPS will hopefully come through soon with my treasures!