For the Darker Side of Disney swap I had a lot of great options that would possibly make my partner happy. I fiddled around with one idea for a long while; but decided I couldn't make it happen like I envisioned. So then came Cruella!
I had the idea to embroider her so I could frame her. A plain ole' hoopla wouldn't do for Ms. DeVille though! I had swoops and swirls in my head. I looked online for days and finally made it into a store to see what I could come up with. I pictured a red frame. I found the below frame in grey. The grey would not do; but the shape worked! So I bought some paint. I found a red paint that matched the inside of her coat. I painted the frame three times, then topped it off with a glitter paint tinted with apple red. Perfect! Not gaudy, but definitely glittery!
At this point I hadn't even begun to embroider! I found a pose I liked. I wanted to make sure she was laughing. I wanted her arms up in victory! Those are her best poses! As I prepped to embroider though, I've been staring at that frame for over a day now. It dawned on me that I should embroider her on black...in WHITE!!!! The RED! The WHITE! The BLACK! FANTASTIC!!! I went out to grab some black fabric. I started to embroider. I'm thinking, I'm thinking...I'm staring at this as I am embroidering....and I realized that her hair needed to be HALF RED! Then I realized that everything black needed to be red! BRILLIANT!!!
The more I stitched her, the more I loved her. Except her face. Don't get me wrong. She's beautiful! My stitches were not doing her justice. I almost left her face blank; but my boyfriend talked me out of it.
Best part? My partner liked her!
You'll have to excuse my pictures. Despite them being correct prior to uploading, the photo system here on the forum twitched them sideways. Can't figure out how to fix it.
Before she went into her frame.
The glitter is not in your face. It's subtle!
Close up so you can see her glitter!