Saturday, April 23, 2011
5 stylish ladies II
The only stitching I did on the face was the outline. I lightened the tone of the outline somewhat. All of the features are going to be basketweave, so I feel I can save them until the end--that's how I am rationalizing that I didn't get to them. The hair I did in the Encroaching Gobelin.
The collar is the Mosaic in a brighter shade of green than was painted. Her jacket is done in the Diagonal Triple Parisian.
For her beret, I stitched the background in basketweave and added dots in a variation of the Raised Maltese Cross. The ribbons (or feathers?) were stitched in the Diagonal Mosaic. Notice that I moved some of the dark purple motifs to make them fit the stitch pattern. Fortunately I used enough plies of Splendor that there wasn't a shadow of the purple that I covered up with the white.
Also, if you look closely you'll see that I stitched the background areas to the bottom left of her (Gigi) head in the basketweave. I decided that life was too short to try to count the Byzantine Scotch stitch in those tiny areas.
Next I'm going to work on Mimi, the grey-haired lady on the bottom right.