This prayer flag was created for @Edel in the Go Bananas Swap. I saw the design on Urban Threads, and knew I wanted to use it in something. I dug through my stash and couldn’t find much in the way of plain fabrics for the background, so I went with a soft tan on cream floral print that I felt matched the scrollwork in the embroidery design.
I did a row of hand stitch along the edge, and dug through my charms stash for the letters for CREATE. I didn’t like the color balance of the charms, so I altered the C and the T with some Vintaj metal patinas, trying to bring in more of the green and turquoise from the embroidery.
Also, funny story. This was the second or third image I’ve embroidered, and I was following what colors the machine was telling me to put in. It called for Lime, so I put in a shade of lime green. Too bad it was supposed to be a soft taupe, to fill in the body of the scissors, and the green was supposed to be elsewhere in the butterfly wings. I hate that it lied to me, but ended up liking the lime green on the scissors. It gave them an almost insect like feel to the body, which paired interestingly with the wings.
Meanwhile both photos are off color-wise. It’s less yellow than the first two make it appear, and less white than the last one does.