Wow...this is really, really marvellous!!
Love it! :)
A lot of work that, and beautiful - love all the detail stitching and the overall design I think works very well. Enchanting, sophisticated, wonderful flow. It draws me in with its story hinted at but untold.
Thank you so much folks! Not sure myself, but DH seems to like it which is always helpful. I like it's rich colours, but the subject matter wouldn't let me be more painterly, so am a little ......hmmmmm....if you know what I mean. Onwards and Upwards though and onto the next piece.
For this portrait I'm starting off by using some stencils and stamps to make a background. I especially like the stencil with the jumble...