Here's a little update on my rabbit embroidery again. I have a new camera and the photo you see above captures the actual embroidery/stitching much better than my old camera did, even if I have no idea how to use my new camera properly yet. :)
Since the last update (a couple of months ago) I added the green leafy branch. I think I used about six different shades of green but it doesn't really show as much as I hoped to... The small white flowers are also new additions. Not much shading in those though.
To make the background more interesting/varied I'm adding grey clouds to the piece. I'm using white and three shades of grey for those. While stitching the cloudy background I'm always reminded of this Kate Bush classic called Cloudbusting.
It's from her fab Hounds of Love album which is very dreamy and lovely. Anyway, have you tried shading yet? I'm thinking of making a tutorial on how I'm 'Cloudbusting' (by which I mean: making shaded embroidered clouds) if anyone is interested.