Sunday, April 8, 2012

Unlikely Small Ads - Maybe finished?

I've completed all of the text for my Mock the Week piece of Unlikely Small Ads. When I originally drafted the pattern I set the whole thing without a thick black outline, two stitches wide/high. Now I'm not sure whether to complete it with that border, or just put another line of black stitch along the bottom and have done with it.

Probably I'll leave it here, actually, because now it's just a tiny bit less than 10 inches wide. I'm thinking a dark grey/black mat and black frame, to really make it pop. 

The whole picture did turn out nicely though, and I think I balanced the fonts and the colors well, so that the words don't run together. The cursive is a bit hard to read at that angle, but it says "Lady seeks males for walks, laughs, and eye-watering anal sex." Again, here's the clip that this piece comes from.

Now I've been working on that damn wisteria piece, but I think it's time to go back to the old chintz napkin for a bit.


  1. Very cool. I like your use of fonts.

    1. Thanks! It was definitely difficult to find so many small blackwork fonts that would look distinct but fit in the space. At least it was easy (and fairly quick) to stitch, despite being the pattern from hell to draft!

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    1. Thanks SO much! The pattern was the biggest pain in the ass to create, but I'm pleased with how it turned out.

  3. I think it is gorgeous! congrats on finishing...

  4. This is amazing! Love the cleanness of the lines. I sent you an email about it, too. Great work!