Saturday, November 13, 2010
Ornament Progress - 4 down
I used a variety of sources for the three animal silhouettes (and will get those credits posted when I show the finished ornaments - I don't have them at hand right now). The green used in the border is DMC 320, but most of the other threads used are variagated floss, which let me play with some interesting shapes within the silhouettes to give them a more three dimensional feel.
Elizabeth is Tanya's oldest daughter and my first grandchild. For her ornament, I used the same border as in the first ornament but changing the colors to yellows and oranges and golden browns, for a very warm and sunny motif that reminds me of her sunny personality.
Emily is a few years younger than Elizabeth, and very much about the pink and girly - so for hers I used shades of pink, purple and blue. I also modified the lower part of the border to extend it out a bit to account for her shorter name.
I had so much fun doing these - I'm really jazzed to begin work on Daughter #2 and her family - those will be in a very different style, as I've gotten requests for specific motifs from them. I am mulling how to tie together what will be very different images, either by using a common border, or a finishing technique that pulls them all together.
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