Sunday, June 29, 2014

Polly Wanna Cracker?

Yes, she does.  And she's a talker!  She has character in spades.

Today was a Mystery Class day at Bedecked and Beadazzled. Woo Hoo!

We started a new canvas today, the parrot by Eleanor Grosch.  It's colorful and graphic with lots of good areas for stitches.

Today's challenge was the background.  What to do with all that background??  We could pick a thread and a stitch and that would work and be fine.

I wanted to do something different, something that would allow me to work multiple stitches and yet keep the integrity of the original design. Something that was essentially a large field of lime green.

I added a few stripes and some leaves.  All are worked in the same green as the background paint color.  The different threads reflect the light differently creating a tone on tone pattern.

Here's where it gets fun.  Do you want to stitch it as I stitched mine?  Or just stripes in the background, or just leaves. Speaking of leaves, mine float behind the stripes.  Do you want yours to do the same or should they be in front of the stripes.  Choices, choices.  Kind of fun.

Hers face is simply basketweave and her beak is beaded!!!  You know I love that.

Since this was the first class for this canvas I got to unveil the limited edition snap tray

and the super cute scissor fob. 

Give us a call if you would like a little extra parrot paraphernalia.  

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