April 8, 2011

Taj Mahal Mandala - FINISHED!!!

O Happy Day.... (O Happy Daaaaaaay)... well, it was actually night when this was finished, but you get my meaning, hehehehe. I've had so much fun with this one. The colors are so sweet and pastel-ly, with the occasion pop of bright. The crystals are really subtle in this too. Martina's expertise once again shines through in every aspect of the design, from the purples and pinks that blend into the blue, to the melding of like colors between the silks and the beads.

I wanna thank you all for cheering me on in this whole process. It adds to the joy and pleasure of stitching this piece to be able to share it with you. :D

Now, without further ado, I present to you in all it's glory.... Taj Mahal Mandala!!!!!

The Particulars:
by Chatelaine - Martina Rosenburg
Fabric: 32ct belfast Ray of Light
Materials: Silks and beads. Kit from europeanxs.com
Started: October 19, 2010
Finished: April 7th, 2011


Taj Mahal - the scrollwork is amazing!!

The center pond

Center flower. See the bling? :D

The 'pot' at the foot of the trees. I added a bead into the center of the Jessica.

Top right corner
Top left corner

Bottom left corner

Bottom right corner

Top panel flowers

Right panel flowers

Bottom panel flowers

Left panel flowers

Outer paisley

Inner paisley

38 comments :

Blu said...

Congratulations!!! It looks spectacular!

Ineke said...

Congratulations on this lovely finish!
Which Chatelaine will be your next project ;o)

Maria said...

Congrats Joyce! It is stunning! Thanks for the pictures. I really enjoyed seeing the detail and beauty of this design.

Sheila said...

Simply stunning!!!!!! The photographs are wonderful it's lovely to be able to see so much of your work close up. Congratulations.

Sheila

Jenny said...

Wow! Simply glorious!
Big congrats on a fantastic accomplishment!

Giovanna said...

It's fantastic!! Congratulations!

ArabicaMix said...

Congratulations! This is short period for such work , Joyce! Waiting for clearance.

Ailin said...

YAY!!! Purdy purdy purdy

Karen said...

OMG! It is so perfect. How do you stitch so quickly, yet so perfectly. I'm awe.

Lesleyanne said...

Congratulations on your happy dance. It is gorgeous. What's next?

Karyn said...

So beautiful. All those different stitches look intimidating to me.

Elena said...

Joysze, I congratulate you on the end of this beautiful work. This is one of the most beloved of mandalas. Please write how much you spent on the threads of embroidery. My email address
kuzdrova_elena@mail.ru
Thanks

Yany said...

I'm so happy for you Joy!! dancing and everything LOL

Congratulations, you did an amazing work, is beautiful!!

Isadarena said...

Ta da da !!! Happy Dance ...and many ,many congratulations to you Joyce :it looks just awesome : I love it !!! SUPER BRAVO !!!

valerie said...

Gorgeous! Congratulations on your beautiful finish. I hope to start this one at some point this year.

jcat0629 said...

Martina stuns with her designing & you stun with your stitching!!!! This is gorgeous & congrats Baby!

Crystal said...

WOE, Beautiful work, it turned out amazing. Looking forward to your next stitching project.

Jennie said...

Congratulations!!! That.is.stunning! :D Such beautiful stitching.

Pointed Stitcher said...

This is just stunningly gorgeous. What beautiful work!!!

Topcho said...

It's GORGEOUS! Absolutely, breath takingly beautiful!

Z said...

Congratulations, it looks great.

Karen said...

This is simply gorgeous! I NEED to get this one into the stash!!!

Pauline said...

This is so amazing and wonderful!
Good work, girl!!!
And you dit it in such a short time.....wow!

Esther said...

OMG!!!!!! Absolutely stunning, gorgeous, cant find the words for this beauty!
This is soooooooooooooooooooo beautifull!!!!

Lou said...

Congrats on the finish - its amazing! Thanks for all the photos up close - the detail is stunning and your stitching is too!

Carolyn said...

Joyce,
Congratulations on the finish! It's truly breath taking. Your stitching is beautifully done.

Shannon said...

Congratulations on your amazing finish! It's absolutely gorgeous! :)

Nic said...

Absolutely stunning and totally inspirational x

Soozie said...

Wow my little peanut that looks just incredible! Thanks for taking the time to take so many pictures of it. I only wish mine would look as good as yours.

Mercury said...

Congratulations on this lovely finish!

wendy111 said...

Congratulations Joyce, your Taj is just gorgeous. Another beautiful finish for you. I love all your pictures.

kerstie said...

what a lovely piece.

Charbsandthebumpydog said...

had to come and share your momentous happy dance,though internet is terrible for me here. Its just gorgous!!!!!!!!!!!!!

vEr0n!c@ said...

Wow Oh Wow! You finished it! It's jaw-dropping stunning, eye-popping gorgeous! Great job, Joyce. Bet your next project would be Chinese Mandala? Hehehe...

Bec said...

Wow Joyce! I don't know what to say!
Congrats on your finish, It is absolutely stunning!!

Novia said...

Congratulations on your STUNNING finish!! Tra la la... dancing around with you... now thumping for NEW START! NEW START!!!

Patches said...

absolutely stunning.

elpikina said...

Joysze! I love this garden! You embroidered beauty, thank you for this! And thanks eschei for what you've put a lot of large and high-quality photos! I very often go and admire, enjoy your work!