Simple = Subtle

Subtle is very rarely part of my vocabulary. I like it when I see it, but I sure can’t produce it! I think I may have done it this time.

The leaves were stamped–yes, using actual gingko leaves and metallic paint. I have a couple other ones, too, that will be coming up soon. I would like to keep them all simple and subtle…good luck to me! Oh, yes, I have shown them to you before.

Playing with paint 4

Simply mounted on a neutral background, beaded with only a single bead color. My question is adding beads around the black, after the leaves have been done.

A line on the black…

Black:gold gingko detail 1

or a line on the neutral…

Black:gold gingko detail 2

Turns out that my subconsious made the decision before I even recognized the question. My needle only let me add the beads in a little picot on the beige fabric.

Black:gold gingko detail 3

And I’m hoping that I can actually call this one subtle—and mean it!

Black:gold gingko

Does it need any quilting?

 

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10 thoughts on “Simple = Subtle

  1. You have a very wise needle. I love the picot edging. A little quilting in the border, and it’ll be good to go. Gingko leaves are one of my favorites!

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  2. Lovely and yes, subtle. Quilting can add some extra texture…..but of course you’d need to be careful not to distort the already beaded areas. Maybe a bit in the outer boarder would suffice.

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    • I guess I was only thinking about quilting in the border area. That’s still a maybe. I’ll decide when I get home.

      On Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 7:53 AM, Quirks Ltd. wrote:

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