Friday, February 11, 2011

A Snowflake finale


Well, that didn't take too long--the Snowflake canvas is finished!

For the larger snowflakes rimming the ornament, I used Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #001L--the holographic silver--in tent stitches. I think it contrasts nicely with the dark blue background.

For the tiny snowflakes dotting the background, I worked single tent stitches with Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #032. I suppose some folks might have been tempted to use beads here, but I wanted a "flat" sparkle so as not to detract from the central figures.

One more design to go in the series based on The Nutcracker ballet--I'll be back!

7 comments:

coral-seas said...

Absolutely delightful!

Needle Nicely said...

So lovely and graceful! The stardust definitely "makes" their appearance.

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

This is charming, Anne. I think you made the right decision to not use beads here. They might have taken attention away from the ballerinas.

Cool City Stitcher said...

There's just the right amount of sparkle.. I love the snowflakes and their costumes.. beautiful!

Possibilities, Etc. said...

Beads definitely would not be appropriate on this - I love the holographic metallic, and wouldn't have thought of that. The little dancers are delightful.

Rachel said...

Charming!

threadmedley said...

They're delightful! Love the touch of the snowflakes, just the right amount of sparkle.