I’ve been thinking about punching a design using just one color. One very neutral color, of course. With Valentine’s Day approaching, I decided that a love-themed piece was just the ticket….
I drew a very simple pattern directly onto my weavers cloth and chose my favorite color….
Valdani’s light ecru (#5) is by far my most used floss. It’s been a workhorse for me, coloring everything from backgrounds to the tiniest details in almost every piece I’ve punched. You can find Valdani 5 at Snowflake Memories by clicking here.
The thing about using a single color for an entire piece, especially a very vanilla color, is that it can quickly pall, which is why I thought Valentine’s Day would be the perfect foil for this concept. Valentine’s can be frilly and lacy, and ever so feminine…. and, therefore, so much fun to punch!
Polka dots and scallops are two of my favorite visual textures. I set my Cameo punch needle at level 4 for the polka dots and level 3 for the scallops and heart.
For the letters L, O, V, E, I again used level 4.
Once I finished all the dots, scallops, letters and the heart, it was just a matter of filling in, which I did using level 1 on my needle.
I then aged the entire piece with coffee, using a bit more java on the letters so they would “pop”.
No stocking is complete without a few stuffers. The heart in the middle reads, “Love”, just like the stocking.
I backed everything with some ticking and added antique bone buttons and my signature pocket.
And, there you have it! A little love! You can visit my Love stocking in my etsy shop by clicking here, if you’d like.
Love is in the air!