I wanted something clean and simple and beautiful. First I was thinking about camera terms like aperture and f-stop and light meter. All things I want to play with in the future.
Naturally I then went to color and texture and tone and VALUE.
Value refers to the relative lightness or darkness of a certain area. Value can be used for emphasis.
Values are added to colors to create what you and I see as the different colors within true color. The difference between a powder pink and deeper rose pink.
Like this -
Depending on what website or book you look at the scale has a few or many light to dark shades. I settled on 5 for the sake of the piece.
The DMC colors are (left to right)
762, 415, 414, 371, 3799
The lettering works best as a middle gray. I didn't do this, but I think that was a mistake. I would suggest using 317.
As always, comment below for a pdf of the pattern and color selections.
Wish me luck!