Tuesday, 30 August 2011

COMPLETE change of mind!

Friends of our are celebrating their golden wedding on Friday and, well, you just can't get that go by without a card, right? I thought I'd use Mary Corbet's charming tudor style rose and work it up in yellows and outline in gold. Here's the pattern traced and the threads selected:

And I was going to mount it in a nice, square, gold card blank. Was going to look stunning!

However, as soon as I'd got a few little bits of the darker yellow in, although the colour looked great, I simply wasn't working it well and wasn't really in the mood for that type of work..... So, out it came from the hoop, it got put away for later use (I still love the idea and my colourway for it, so I hope to come back to it some time later on), and I got out my pastel pencils and ribbon collection. This is the result:

A BIG change in direction, huh??!


Anonymous said...

The card turned out lovely! I'm sure they'll love it!

coral-seas said...

I love Mary's Tudor Rose design and think that it will look lovely in your chosen colour scheme. But you are right, you have to be in the right frame of mind to do that type of stitching justice. I've no doubt that your version will be stunning when you are ready to do it.

Your own rose design is equally stunning and beautifully stitched. Your golden couple will be thrilled with it.

Elizabeth Braun said...

Bless you, it's not stitched at all!!=)

Rachel said...

The challenge of "being in the mood for it" is why I have several embroidery projects on the go at once... I would have had to stick with the stitching regardless, though, as my pencil work is very poor!

Anonymous said...

Yes, but still lovely!