Saturday, July 10, 2010

Bleeding Hearts

Here is my latest finished piece, "Bleeding Hearts" (I posted the very beginning of the piece here). I love these old-fashioned flowers and wanted to create something that looked nostalgic and antique. After the initial printing of leaves and stamping, I did a little hand and machine stitching. I accented the paint with metallic ink, paint, and paintsticks. I edged it with a natural-toned crocheted lace, couched on the stems, and added the flowers strung on thin copper wire. There are a few things I would do differently a second time, but all in all, I'm happy with it. And I'm happy to have another UFO finally finished. I'm ready to get working on the next one, because I have so many new things I want to start!

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