Instead of the variegated browns, oranges and minty greens...I went with these beautiful colors. They are less of a contrast with the blue and white checked fabric so I think they give the whole picture a more sleepy, dreamy feeling.
I did use quite a few of the new stitches I have learned. Here you can see the threaded running stitch in light and dark yellow for the moon
and the double knot stitch for the moon's hat:
I used back stitch for the lettering, the moon's facial features and the stars, french knots for the tiny accent dots and chain stitch to outline the clouds:
When I finished the stitching, I backed the fabric with a piece of similar weight white fabric, wrapped them both around a piece of cardboard and put them in the shadowbox frame:
Then I put the back on the frame and it was ready to go!
I am really happy with the way it turned out. Here are the floss colors I used with thier corresponding dmc numbers: