To create this embroidery, I have used a stamp to print the image onto fabric.
Using Perle threads to outline the flower petals and leaves, I have then added colour to the stitchery by "painting" in the flower using Sharpie markers. I used two shades of pink and a muted blue to give the flower head a realistic appearance. The leaves have been coloured with two shades of green.
Something of an experiment, I shall definitely be using this technique again. Working with the pens has taken me straight back to childhood, when I spent hour after hour pored over my treasured Altair design pad. Who would have thought ..... Colouring in for grown ups!
To embellish and add a little life to the embroidery, I have added tiny seed beads to the centre of each flower. It works a treat - however threading the beading needle left me crying in frustration. I couldn't even see the eye of the needle - let alone thread it.
I'm really pleased with the finished stitchery. Not sure what I shall do with it next?
Note - I am going to use a little artistic licence and include this as my entry for Day 7 of the Photo a Day Challenge.... Something you have sketched or drawn. I've drawn with threads AND coloured in :)