Monday, August 24, 2015

Floral Mini Cross Stitch Flat Ornament Finish No. 2

Well I don't want to startle all my lovely readers but here I am with another post. I stitched a mini floral piece a while ago but it has sat unfinished since. I didn't want to make a post until it was finished off properly. I really enjoy these floral mini cross stitches, they are fun to stitch and I think the result is so pretty.

Floral Cross Stitch Finish, Flat Pin Keep Ornament
Floral Cross Stitch Ornament - Bright Blooms - The World of Cross Stitching 179
I was more careful with the placement of this piece than the last flat ornament I made, so the pattern is more central and I am very happy with how it looks.
You can see my first attempt here: HAP and YOTA SAL May and an Ornament Finish
I used Mod Podge for the first time and it worked nicely except for the satin ribbon. The glue wouldn't adhere the shiny side to the aida and foam core board.

Floral Cross Stitch Finish, Flat Pin Keep Ornament Back
Flat Ornament back.
I did make a mistake when I was cutting the foam core for mounting the fabric on, this led to the back piece being slightly larger than the front. It isn't that noticable as the difference is very marginal. The piece of fabric I used for the back was a little too small and when I was pulling it around to stick it, it warped the board. This means that there is a slight gap between the front and back espcially at the corners. Again it isn't very noticable and I may add some trim around the outside to hide it. It was a great learning experience and I look forward to using this technique again in the future and put these experiences to good use.

19 comments:

  1. It looks lovely and it's beautifully finished.
    Have a good week x

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  2. Beautiful FFO! I have a few FOs I need to attempt this technique with.

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  3. Congrats on the cute finish. I think you did a great job.

    Linda

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  4. That is cute and a lovely finish. Well done!
    Caz xx

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  5. Oh I love these charts! Durene Jones has such a way with colour:) I have stitched this design myself and turned it into a card. I love your ornament though, it looks way better than my card did!

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  6. Such a pretty design,and a lovely finish.

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  7. cute and lovely finish. very pretty.

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  8. What a sweet design! I love how you have finished it, it looks wonderful.

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  9. You did a wonderful job on this finish, it's beautiful and neat, love the design:)

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  10. Stop pointing out all its faults, it looks perfect! Pretty design and you did a wonderful job finishing it.

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  11. A beautiful finish. It looks perfect.

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  12. Beautiful finish and your backing fabric is perfect! Good that you can learn from your mistakes even if we can't see them lol!

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  13. It's lovely! And really you cannot notice any mistakes! I know what you mean tho about learning from out mistakes! It sticks in your mind so next time it doesn't happen!

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  14. What a fantastic first time effort. I can't see any mistakes either. It looks perfect!
    xo Alicia

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