I'm still playing catch up so I have another finish to share with you today! This is a gorgeous fairy that I stitched up for a Spring challenge. I am seriously in love with this design!
She is from an older issue of The World of Cross Stitching magazine. I'm sorry I do not know the issue number. I ripped it out of a magazine I found at the thrift store because I didn't need to keep the entire magazine. It was designed by DMC based off the artwork of Cicely Mary Barker who has a big series of flower fairies.
I stepped outside of the box with this design. This kind of design is not one I would normally stitch, even though it is so pretty. I'm so glad I did because she's so lovely.
I really like the subtle shading in her skin and dress.
This chart has a little bit of everything really; full crosses, half stitches, backstitch and gobs of french knots in the center of the flower!
The backstitching really defined the design as well. I love the little details of her face.
So there she is, my little fairy. I'm not exactly sure what I'm going to do with it just yet but I think she's be very pretty stretched over a canvas, but we'll see.
'Til next time!