Here is a great comment about them from the Huntington Library Color Explosion-
"In the 19th century, color lithography created a communication revolution and brought art, literature, and music to the masses. The process had a dramatic impact on consumer culture, too, as colorful and appealing product labels began to influence advertising, branding, and customer choices. Everything from cigar boxes to children’s games suddenly exploded with color."
I wanted to create a design reminiscent of those brightly colored and ornately decorated patterns and so here is my tribute to those wonderful late Victorian and Edwardian era chroma lithographs - 'Back in the Day'. Which is a term that always makes me laugh when I hear it today and I thought it worked well for my taste which lies firmly 'back in the day'.
This one will take some time to stitch, it's stitch count is 227 x 299. I'm stitching it on an 18 count ivory aida cloth and the design will measure about 12 1/2" x 16 1/2". The dmc colors and the HDF I'm using in the model are -
DMC 782, Topaz,dk - HDF silk floss Bird Feathers #4107
DMC 996, Electric Blue - HDF Fugue Blue #2239
DMC 702, Kelly Green - HDF Isle Green #3211
DMC 740, Tangerine - HDF Gold Rush #4231