Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Challenge Finishes 5 and 6

Good morning!

I have another two Challenge finishes to proudly show you!

Not being content with finishing the first two dragons in this series, out came Dragon of Earth from 10th January. He didn't call to me as much as the previous two, mainly because of his drab dark colours, but I still felt the urge to finish him and am pleased with the result.

Dragon of Earth
Free chart from Dragon Dreams Inc.
Stitch count 38 wide by 69 high
Stitched on 16ct Nebula hand-dyed Aida by The Crafty Kitten 2 over 1
Started - 10th January 2015
Finished - 22nd March 2015
Total stitching time - 14 hours 15 minutes

And not wanting to be left out, Dragon of Air from 3rd January pleaded with me to complete him too. Well, why not? I had intended to use a blending filament in the clouds but decided against it as none of the other dragons had any sparkle. I think I made the right choice.

Dragon of Air
Free chart from Dragon Dreams Inc.
Stitch count 37 wide by 68 high
Stitched on 16ct Nebula hand-dyed Aida by The Crafty Kitten 2 over 1
Started - 3rd January 2015
Finished - 24th March 2015
Total stitching time - 11 hours

Once again, the recommended Kreinik was substituted for normal DMC on both dragons and I used a different blue for the darker parts of Dragon of Air's tummy.

I've got a few ideas about how I would like to frame the four Elemental Dragons, with costs ranging from £4 to £30. But until I look into them further these two finishes will join their siblings in my box of shame.

6/59 Challenge pieces down, 53 to go, although I think these will be my last Challenge finishes for a while.

Love and hugs,
Rachel x


Mii Stitch said...

Congrats on finishing your dragons! They really look great :)
Wonder what you'll be stitching next!
Have a lovely day x

Miamina said...

Lovely work! well done on 2 cute finishes!

Katie said...

Love them! Love the changes you made. Congrats on 6 down!!

Tina said...

These little dragons are so cute! Make sure you update us on how you finish them!!

Justine said...

Gorgeous dragons, and 6 down already! You're stitching up a storm.

Linda said...

Congrats on the awesome finishes Rachel. I really need to start those.


Kate said...

So adorable, Rachel! Congrats on the lovely finishes.