Sunday, July 28, 2013

Jewel Toned Beauty

Break out the champagne! I've finished Iris B and it is gorgeous!
When I first started this I debated between black or white aida and went with black because I thought it would pop more. Then my lamp died and I regretted my decision. And then I bought a new lamp and now that Iris is done I'm glad I went with black! Isn't that the way of things though: hindsight is 20/20 :)
I made so many changes. The biggest is that I didn't want to use any metallics on 18ct so I switched to DMC. This is what the original looks like.
You really can't see most of the backstitch from a distance but it's quite visible close up.
I have to repeat it again. I just love the colours. They're so bright and look even more gorgeous in person. I can't imagine how incredible it would have been with metallics, but I just love my all DMC version.

TitleIris B
DesignerAaron Art
Start date February 2, 2013
Finish date July 27, 2013
Total time 70.5 hours
Fabric18 ct black aida


Shebafudge said...

Wow! It's fantastic. The colours look so vibrant on black fabric. Congratulations on such a pretty finish :)

Vickie said...

Fabulous! Job very well done.

Annie said...

What a beautiful piece. So unusual. And well worth the struggle of stitching on black. Great color choices too. Yea for good ole DMC!

Marlene Jones said...

it's stunning, love your colours.

Isabella Morais said...

Great job, hard to stitch on black aida :D

gracie said...

So pretty!

Giovanna said...

Congratulations, it's beautiful!

Silverlotus said...

It looks amazing! Black as definitely the right choice.

Karoline said...

It's gorgeous, congratulations

Faith... said...

WOW - it looks awwesome!


Aurelia Eglantine said...

Congratulations on your spectacular finish! The black Aida just *makes* it, and with the DMC you can see all the intricate shading; with the rayon, I think that would have been lost in the shine. Very Art Deco :)

ricketyjo said...

This is really a stunning piece, black was definitely the right choice, even though it's hard to work with, it really does make the colours stand out. Congrats on the finish!