Saturday, August 2, 2014

Triceratops Project - Part Three

 My Triceratops project is moving right along!  You can read the other posts in this project here: {part one} {part two}. 

I have the Triceratops outlined in stem stitch.  Stem stitch is a nice stitch to use for outlining and easy to do around curves.  It gives a smooth line that has depth and visual interest. 

I used concentric rings of back stitch for his eye.

 He has some accent lines around on his frill that I am going to stitch in a deeper color green.  I think I will use it add some accent lines around his toes too.

I started chain stitching around this big prehistoric plant.  I have one of these plants on either side of the lettering of Triceratops.   

For the volcano eruption, I am using a variety of shades of orange, yellow and red.  I don't know what color I am going to use for the volcano, maybe a dark charcoal-gray?

The palm tree trunk is all stitched.  I used the stem stitch for the outline and chain stitch for the diagonal accent lines.  To further set the diagonals off, I am adding a single line of back stitch in black under each diagonal.  It really adds dimension! 

I will be sure to continue to post my progress on this project!


Darlene said...

It is amazing how that little bit of black does so much for the embroidery, isn't it?! Really makes it "pop". It adds so much to the tree. Great idea!

Kim said...

Darlene - I know! I really like the addition of the black floss,

Silvia LGD (Little Green Doll) said...

It's great! Love it :))

Kim said...

Silvia - Thank you!