Sunday, July 11, 2010

Welcome to the rose parade

Our watering can lady is complete! She's in her garden watering the most incredible flowers. They remind me of roses on a float at the rose parade. Lush and yummy. The flowers are folded ribbon roses alternated with French knots. Quick, easy and lot's of impact.



What's really cool is the amount of depth we were able to achieve on a 2 dimensional canvas. Big flashy flowers in the foreground, then the watering can, then our lady and finally way in the distance the background with shadows of flowers.

All things considered, it's really quite an elegant piece. Not really as outrageous as we originally thought.

This was the final lesson of our mystery class. She's off to the framer for the finishing touches. I'll be sure to show her off when she returns. For now, I'm off to start work on the next mystery class. See you soon.

8 comments:

Robin said...

Ruth, she & you are too dang cool!

Missy Gray said...

This is amazing; absolutely amazing!

Ruth Schmuff said...

Hi All, glad you like her. She was fun to do.

Front Range Stitcher said...

Hi Ruth! The impact of the flowers is powerful, reminding me of hydrangea; in fact this would be a fabulous stitch to use on a huge bouquet of purple, blue and pink hydrangea. Simply wonderful. Everything on the piece is so special: the textured stitch and beads on the hat rim, the pulled work on the lacy collar, her beaded dress and the shadowing is the perfect touch. Great job!

NCPat said...

Another great one!

lizzy said...

She i s gorgeous. Do you offer the mystery classes through the web-site?

Ruth Schmuff said...

Hi

The folded ribbon stitch makes wonderful hydrangea, or lilacs. You can change the size of the ribbon to fit the size flower you need. 7mm ribbon makes big puffy flowers!!!!

Ruth Schmuff said...

All of my past and present mysteries are available for long distance participation. Call us at Bedecked and Beadazzled 410.296.0405 or visit us online at
www.bedeckedandbeadazzled.com/mysteryClasses.php

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