Topic: Paper Embroidery
The assignment was to make a paper embroidery card inspired by a song title. I chose the song "Red Sails In the Sunset".
I'm not entirely sure if I've ever heard this song but it came immediately to mind when I was sorting through my collection of patterns and came across this sail boat.
It was originally a string art pattern but I reduced it to card size and stitched it according to the instructions for doing it in string art.
I selected a teal paper with a faint script pattern and stitched the sails in red thread, the boat in brown and the water in dark blue.
Then I laid a circle aperture over the sails and used Distress Ink on a foam pad to create the sun behind the sails. I added a few streaks of that same color in the rest of the sky for the sunset.
I used brown and blue inks to color in the boat and the water.
I used layers of red and dark yellow for bordering.