Thursday, 17 July 2008

Day 8- Part 2-Summer Stitching Challenge

The next flower in the series that I have chosen to do is the marigold and as I enjoyed it so much, I have used crayon tinting again. I always loved colouring in, so maybe this is my second childhood.

So first of all I coloured in the flower and leaves

Then using the ironing on top of some kitchen paper, I fixed the crayon

Now it was time to chose the threads. I chose DMC threads 742 orange yellow,742 orange and 3346 green.

The small petals at the top of the flower I stitched using lazy daisy stitches. This is a stitch I haven't used for a very long time. The larger petals were outlined in split stitch and the highlight lines done in backstitch.
For the stems and leaves, the outlines were stitched using stem stitch and the veins I used split stitch.

I have one more in the series to stich, but that is something for next week.

Now I still have time to do something else. Time to have a cuppa and decide what to do next.

9 comments:

Ginnie said...

These flowers are lovely, I'm glad you said how to fix the crayoning I wouldn't mind having a go. Are they just normal wax crayons?

Karan said...

Oh, this is another pretty piece. :0)

mindie said...

Beautiful stitches and what a great effect with the crayon, I don't think I've ever heard of that before.

Sally said...

Ooh I really like that. It is so pretty:)

Sarah said...

thats really amazing!!! its so prettyful... what's it going to be?
having second childhoods are always good. i'm not at that age yet (i'm still a teenager) but i'm pretty sure that when i do get to be old enough to have a second childhood that i will. :D
peace,
-Sarah

Gill - That British Woman said...

That is so pretty.....you are very talented.

Gill from Canada

Patty said...

How pretty! I love how it turned out. I have to do this now. :)

Iris said...

It looks lovely. I've always wanted to try stitching... maybe at some point I'll get round to it. :-)

alicia in Hawaii said...

Hi!
Your marigold is FANTASTIC!
I'm glad to see more crayon coloring and embroidery. The colors you chose are really cheery and the embroidery stands out really well. Great Job!
smiles,
alicia in Hawaii
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