Friday, 14 November 2014
Drawing Mr. Cardinal For a Felt Ornament
I looked at my cardinal photos and sketched a little; I had problems with how plump to make him appear. I've also exaggerated the crest; my little guy does not have such a prominent crest but it almost looks more 'cardinal-like' to make it higher. I cut out the cardinal from that Christmas card which is a cute, rather styalized version of a cardinal. The simpler the shape, the easier to cut from felt which was my goal this time for this particular project.
And here is my little cardinal embroidered ornament. Such a bright, cheery bird to incorporate into my collection. I chose the word "Joys" to write in running stitch; I love the cardinal and seeing him from time to time is a treat but really all the birds are my joys.