All the curlicues and little spaces around the center cartouche are filled in!!!!
I hereby vow that I absolutely will not wait until the end to do those areas when I work the background on the front piece.
However, I am absolutely thrilled to have this much of the background done. Quite frankly, I thought it was going to take every evening this week to get those teeny little bits filled in. Now that they're done, I can move on to the background for the front. Actually, I may be deadly dull and boring and continue to work on this and this alone until I can start playing with the fun stuff.
We'll see how that plays out.