After much faffing around, I have stitched two more cards to add to my “hand stitching” for the Round 20 Swap over on PostMark’dArt.
As I mentioned a while back, I thought I would introduce cats as my theme, after using fans and flowers for the initial four cards.
Technically, this handsome fellow is to represent my Abyssinian Sam Wise, but it has been stitched digitally on my Janome 350E. Only the background stitching of flowers and ground marks have been hand stitched.
I also used my Derwent Inktense Water colour pencils to add a shading of colour to the card.
A brass butterfly charm was added to complete the garden scene, and a loopy edged braid was used to “frame” the card
Adapted from a drawing by Gary Clarke in his book “Cats: Inspiration for Needlework” published in Tasmania in 1994, I love his fanciful stitching when he uses organza over a base cloth to produce a type of shadow embroidery.
Anyway, this Persian style puss has been stitched with Edmar Brazilian threads and DMC stranded cottons and rayons, as well as some beads from “The QuiltingMoose” bought some umpteen years ago.
A brass butterfly charm was added in the upper left corner, and some dainty pink and metallic braid was used to frame the card.