The challenge wasn't in the creating of the pillow, but in the photographing of it. The white of the front tended towards overexposure. I ultimately used a dark background and moved my set-up into the porch where there was filtered, natural light. You'll notice the different lighting conditions in the photos below, and the ways in which the lighting impacts the color.
|Needle and Beads, copyright 2015, Stephanie Maatta Smith|
|Stitched Together, copyright 2015, Stephanie Maatta Smith|
If you're looking for unique holiday gift ideas, be sure to check out my Etsy shop. Along with photography, I am an avid crafter. This pillow is currently available for purchase. Additional handcrafted items will be added throughout the holiday season.