Saturday, September 4, 2010

Little lion with his new colors

Thank you everyone for your color suggestions for this lion!
I finished stitching him up and I am so happy with these new colors!
For the mane and tail I used the cotton pearl color variations orange variegated -dmc #4124.
For the body I used the cotton pearl color variations tan variegated - dmc #4128 and for the text I used regular floss - dmc #976
Here is a close up view of the lion's nose. Notice the stitching? This is another way to do the satin stitch. When I was learning this stitch, 100 Stitches mentioned that you could just do straight stitches across your shape instead of outlining the shape first. I tried it on the lion's nose and I am very happy with how it looks!

6 comments:

Terri said...

The lion is really cute! Love it! Love your blog.

Annie said...

Cute Cute Cute...Beautifully chosen colors for that lion!...

big B said...

Hi Terri! Thanks so much - so glad you are enjoying this blog :)
Thanks Annie! I really think that variegated floss turned out just right for the mane and especially for the body - thanks for your color ideas!

Ali said...

Beautiful lion! Another gorgeous pattern from you, so cute!
Ali
x

My 1st Bambina! said...

It is lovely !!! The variegated floss looks beautiful on it !!!

big B said...

Thanks Ali and Monika - I just love this little lion - and especially now in the right colors!