I decided to work all the leaves in matte DMC Floche, and all the flowers are done with DMC Floss. I selectively chose some of the petals to pad, while most of them were done in simple diagonal satin stitch.
The antique vase, shown above, was stitched in simple tent/basketweave stitch, but worked entirely with metallic ribbon threads (Ribbon Floss and Neon Rays+) to replicate a shimmery antique vase. Then I went back on top and padded just a few of the vase lines to delineate the sunflower motif.
The last thing I stitched was the big ruby jewel in the lower left corner of the vase. I debated whether to attempt it in beads, but there were soooo many colors in the ruby I
So if you love nasturtiums as much as I do, and would like to have a bouquet hanging in your house all year round, please consider Sandra Gilmore's gorgeous FLEUR FETE painted canvas, as well as my new stitch guide (which is now available on my website). In any event, both of those items can be ordered for you from your local stitchery store, so call them to get more information!