January 27, 2015

Suz--As January Ends

I took a wee break from Wedding Piece #2 to stitch November's HEX LABS choice (StitchMAP) of an owl. I had some difficulties using the heat and bond to secure the small felt pieces to the backing fabric. This led to some creative changes in how the owl was applied, and resulted in tatted toes rather than the satin stitched felt ones in the design, a different eye treatment, and a beak partially raised.

Still, I'm pleased with the result, and it was a nice change from the beiges, white,  and pale tones of the Wedding Piece.
I've begun stitching on the right side, adding curlicue branches, french knots and doodles to the casalguidi right angle. Still to come: bullions, stumpwork leaves, and woven picot leaves.

more stumpwork leaves in progress


This card was created with 2 of my gelli plate prints and card stock, and was sent to a special lady.

Hope you've had a creative week.
Happy Stitching!

Hugs from Suz



ladyhawthorne said...

What an adorable owl! Love his feet.
You are so very talented.

cq4fun said...

I very much like your owl with tattered toes! What a variety of things you have going on. The card is beautiful, and a keeper when received.

Moira said...

Such a cute owl!

Debra Dixon said...

You probably improved the owl with your techniques! Cute!

Judy S. said...

Love that owl, and I hope you already know how much I look forward to seeing your next addition to the wedding masterpiece!

Barbara C said...

So many beautiful projects! Your colorful owl is fun, and what a great canvas for embellishment.