Topic: Paper Embroidery
The assignment for this swap was 'abstract'. Generic enough?
I pulled out a pattern I created years ago and pricked it out on a subrle dotted cardstock.
I started at the outer edge and stitched the first row with red thread. The next row uses orange thread and the inner row is yellow.
In mounting I used a large scallop border punch at the bottom edge. Then I added a scalloped yellow layer and a scalloped orange layer underneath.
The base card is red so there is a replication of the color layers in the stitching.
I placed a thick acrylic heart sticker in the center of the stitched motif as a finishing element.