Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Z - Disney Alphabet Cross Stitch
We've done it! The final day of the A to Z Challenge!
At least my "Z" choice was a chosen choice versus a needed filler like the last two. Even though the Lion King fits in the second gen of Disney movies, I was excited to see it because of the cast, none more so than the actor that voiced my "Z". I've made no qualms about how much I love British television and I've been a Mr. Bean and Blackadder fan just as long as I have a Doctor Who fan. When my favorite actors end up voicing Disney characters, it makes them that much more memorable to me. I was a bit disappointed when Rowan didn't actually voice Zazu in Disney World's Enchanted Tiki Room, Under New Management, but I tried to ignore it as much as possible and just focus on the character (although, for many years, the audioanimatronic had an eye that would get stuck and it looked like he was stoned all the time...I still miss that little bugger!).
Here he is at Disney's Art Of Animation Resort (and doesn't he even look like Rowan?):
And here he is as my final character for my Disney Alphabet Cross Stitch from CloudsFactory!
Thanks again to CloudsFactory for providing me with an amazing chart! I'm so very sorry I modified it so much, but I hope it did it justice enough.
And that's it! All done! It really has been nice to get back to "normal" stitching. I wish I hadn't accidentally deleted the non-framed project picture. The grid lines are just temporary and iron right off, but it did kind of make the project look a bit majestic. I went with beading for the 'i' dots because I'm lazy (and I really hate french knots). I also decided not to mat it, partly because I HATE cutting mats and partly because the frame I had didn't really support a mat. I had some major issues with how my signature turned out, so I unmounted it, stitched it properly, and then remounted it again.
As promised, here is the piece in its whole (seems rather uneventful now that it's all over with, but I usually feel that way at the finish of a project):
Oh yeah, and the really neat thing I mentioned with redoing the letters is (and of course it's not that visible on the picture) when you kind of squint at it, the ABC's stand out against the words and add to the alphabet motif!
Great challenge everyone and thank the heavens it's over with! Now I've got to come up with an even better theme for next year (although, you can probably guess it will be Disney related).