so i have been finding some really cool images online to embroider (thanks google images!) & i found this one..
it just looks like the perfect anchor to embroider with such simple lines.
as i started stitching i wasn't planning on using any satin stitch. but then it just looked so blah without any. so i started stitching the red & blue. well then that's all i could see. ugh. i was not about to stitch the entire anchor, and i really don't think it would've looked right even if i did. i thought "why not try color tinting?" so i did!
i have to say, i really like this technique! it really does add a lot to the piece i think! it's not perfect, but i think it turned out really well. i'm pleased with it :) i know now though, if i'm going to do color tinting i need to do it before i start the stitching. it was kind of hard to make it look completely smooth when i was trying to color next to the stitches.
it's available at my etsy store as well!
and i know i say this a lot, but i will probably be taking somewhat of a break soon from crafting, mainly because i am a broke ass & really can't afford to do crafting as much as i'd like, especially the jewelry part. and i was so excited about jewelry making! shit's expensive!
i still have a bit of supplies though, so i'll still be crafting for the time being...