|Sharpie and Lumocolor on Glossy Photo Paper|
|A Variety of Gel Pens, Identi-pen and Perma-pen|
on Glossy Photo Paper
Last week I went on my annual retreat with a bunch of other stitchers and textile artists. The grounds are always lovely and this year was no exception.
|I fell in love with this tree|
|The Red Hot Pokers were out in force!|
While I was there i finally got a chance to start working on the piece that I blogged about last August (can I really have procrastinated that long?!) I started by doing a loose watercolor of the piece as it was and then started to add stitching. I have worked a bit of the water and a lot of the "land masses." I plan to finish the water and sky and then add in the grasses and reeds as a last step. I think it will be really interesting when it is done.
This week's Diva Challenge is by guest blogger Amy Broady who challenged us to, "Make your work shine and include a metallic feature." I used a metal button as a string for my piece and then tangled Floatfest around it in silver pen. It didn't photograph as well as I would have liked, this is white paper and the ring of half moons around the button were done in black metallic, but that's the way it goes!
|Tangle Used: Floatfest|
I hope you all find a way to get a little retreat into your week!
I couldn't resist. I had a second button so I had to do a second tile!
|Tangle Used: Gnarly|