Friday, February 1, 2008

Flamingos on the Go!

Remember last week, I showed you the palette of pink, coral and lavender threads I was using to create FLAMINGOS IN FLIGHT? Well, here's that work currently in progress:

The main blocks are easy to stitch up...and I wanted to use two pale colors for the background: pale pink and pale coral...Of course, the overall effect won't be seen until it's all stitched, but I think it's coming along nicely... and I can't wait until it's finished.

And as usual, as I'm stitching this one, I'm visualizing it in OTHER color combinations. Although I chose a pink palette for the model, I think it would look really great in blues and greens....or how about all reds?? The scalloped border area gives it a sort of valentiney look (although I was trying for a art deco look to go with the flamingo blocks). So I can definitely see it with a red variegated thread, in combination with solid reds and/or pinks....

And I've added a bit of soft metallic, with two different Ribbon Floss colors - one is a deep coral accent, and the other is the palest coral diamonds that appear in the scalloped border areas.

Anyway, I'm almost done with this design, and I'm really having fun stitching it.


lewmew said...

My dd LOVES flamingos and I see this in my future! When will it be released? Or do you need a test model stitcher (VBG)?

Anonymous said...

I love it! My dd has collected flamingos for years, so I will have to do this for her. If you want a model stitcher, consider me!