Well I did a sponging of the pencil shading, let it dry and then iron set it - hmmm didn't see much difference and I still am getting some pencil residue coming off! I don't care for that - will have to experiment more with these.
Ohhhhh the stitching was going so good too!!! I didn't check to see if I had enough of the appropriate charcoal polyester threads and I think black will be too stark. So I'm at a standstill until I pick some up tomorrow! I did do some lighter grey stitched background trees and like the effect - kinda covered up the purple tinge trees at least.
Yep I am really liking this - sort of glimpses of a "Moody Monday Morning" - can't wait to see the foreground trees stitched on the island and foreground reflections added in.