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Lilyvanilli
« on: April 28, 2008 03:45:37 PM »

I made this for Sewsew-a-Gogo for the Tattoo Swap. The original drawing was done by Andy Lowlife at Santa Cruz Tattoo in Santa Cruz, CA. His had a mallard head so I just swapped it out for a Stormtrooper helmet. I was post stalking Sewsew and saw that she commented on how cool a girl's idea of getting a Virgin with a Stormtrooper head was and thought hey, might as well try that. She's definitely one of the best, if not the best, things I've ever embroidered. Enjoy:













I love her.
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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2008 03:51:13 PM »

OH MY GOD THIS IS THE COOLEST MARY EVAR!!!! Sorry for the caps, I just love you so much and I think the storm trooper is an awesome alternative to the mallard head Cheesy You did an amazing job and I want you to embroider me instead of getting a tattoo. (I'm ok with the fact that that makes no sense unless you are me or you ) Cheesy


ETA: I was typing to fast to get the first comment I misspelled things almost as bad as when I was drunk. AWESOME!
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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2008 03:54:52 PM »

hitting this rockes buttion now!
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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2008 03:55:03 PM »

omg thats so awesome
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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2008 04:31:13 PM »

OH MY GOD THIS IS THE COOLEST MARY EVAR!!!! Sorry for the caps, I just love you so much and I think the storm trooper is an awesome alternative to the mallard head Cheesy You did an amazing job and I want you to embroider me instead of getting a tattoo. (I'm ok with the fact that that makes no sense unless you are me or you ) Cheesy


ETA: I was typing to fast to get the first comment I misspelled things almost as bad as when I was drunk. AWESOME!

Thank you!! Kiss I was going to ask if you were drinking again! Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2008 04:44:01 PM »

Wow does not even begin to touch this piece of work Lilyvanilli. This stitching is beyond perfect, and the design is pure art.

This is rockin' for sure.
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« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2008 05:46:31 PM »

OMG!!! Amazing, I love it. What an excellent, glorious rendition of Mary! And I love how you switched Andy Lowlife's image with a storm trooper. . . classic!
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« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2008 07:58:58 PM »

This is so rad! I love it! Seriously awesome
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« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2008 08:09:57 PM »

She is totally gorgeous!!  One of the best things I have ever gotten, hands down!!  The stitchin is perfect and the colors are amazing!   She's totally sexy!  So much more that just "this rocks" but I hit it anyway!
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« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2008 01:57:46 AM »

I LOVE IT!!!! this is so amazing the stitches are perfection!!! this is so amazing. what fabric did you stitch on?
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« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2008 05:19:51 AM »

This is great, I love the concept and it's perfectly executed. What stitch did you use for filling in the big areas? It looks so neat and uniform, I would love to know how to do it.
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« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2008 07:18:37 AM »

what fabric did you stitch on?

What stitch did you use for filling in the big areas?

Thanks for the nice comments everyone! Brook - I used the toughest white cotton I could find at my craft store. I think it said quilter's cotton on the roll, whatever that means. It felt almost like canvas, but slightly less tough. mojouk - I used long and short stitch.

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« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2008 09:26:20 AM »

Love it!  Reminds me of that couple that take pictures of themselves in various places  wearing a stormtrooper mask:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/redandjonny/

They are hilarious!
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« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2008 10:16:51 AM »

oh my! it's incredibly beautiful! i'm so impressed and it's such a great idea.
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« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2008 12:16:57 PM »

Wow.  Shocked

This is unbelievable.

Great job!!
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« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2008 01:29:50 PM »

I'm so completely in awe of your stitch work... SO PERFECT!
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« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2008 01:38:43 PM »

Wow!
Absolutely amazing job!!
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« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2008 01:53:02 PM »

She rocks.
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« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2008 01:58:25 PM »

Killer!! That would have taken me years upon years to do  Cheesy
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« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2008 02:24:33 PM »

The absurdity, the sexiness, the blashpemy, the awesomeness of Star Wars...it's art!
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« Reply #20 on: April 29, 2008 04:42:24 PM »

Lily, your skills continue to astound me!!  This is beautiful!!
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« Reply #21 on: April 29, 2008 05:59:32 PM »

Beautiful work and concept.

Did you use embroidery floss?  How many strands of the skein did you use?
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« Reply #22 on: April 29, 2008 07:23:26 PM »

This rocks for sure!!!
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« Reply #23 on: April 29, 2008 09:39:17 PM »

Yowzers wowzers!  Every stitch is near perfect?!  How many hours went into this?  Are those lazy daisy stitches for the bra and garters?  How do you choose your stitch flow?  Fun subject matter from a tattoo, too... nice work...
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« Reply #24 on: April 29, 2008 09:50:57 PM »

Beautiful work and concept.

Did you use embroidery floss?  How many strands of the skein did you use?

Thanks! Yes, I used floss. I used 3 strands for all the black outline, fishnets, the loopy detail on the garters and bra, and the black parts of the lady face (the red lips and the hair filling were 6 strands). All the filling and outer detail was done with 6 strands. I wanted the color to "pop," so to speak.

How many hours went into this?

A LOT! I tried to keep track in the beginning but I lost it pretty quick. I'd say 20+ easy, including all the time spent drawing, but spaced out over many days. Also, that's not including the time spent on the first one that I ruined by spilling chinese food all over it. I had done all the black outlining and had the top half of the lady filled in when I spilled on it. I seriously wanted to cry.

20+ sounds like a crazy amount of time but it seemed to go by pretty quick. I just kind of worked in sections and until just now when I started thinking about the actual amount of time it took, I felt like I'd gone pretty fast.
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20+ sounds like a crazy amount of time but it seemed to go by pretty quick. I just kind of worked in sections and until just now when I started thinking about the actual amount of time it took, I felt like I'd gone pretty fast.

The piece I'm working on now is from a tattoo as well, and I'm still not done but I'm up to 30 hours... I know it sucks counting out the hours but I just hash mark a print out of the tattoo I'm redoing... what a pain, but I do understand... sheesh!
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« Reply #26 on: April 29, 2008 10:02:31 PM »

I think it's awesome that you're counting and I can't wait to see pics when you're done! What's the picture of, if you don't mind me asking? I wish I'd continued counting so I could have an exact number. I just stop and go too much I think. I'll work for like 20 minutes, eat, work a little more, check Craftster. I get way too antsy to sit down and just do it for an hour straight.
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« Reply #27 on: May 01, 2008 02:10:05 PM »

wow this is so amazing! your stitching it impecable! love how you filled everything in. Every stitch is perfect!
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« Reply #28 on: May 02, 2008 04:50:07 PM »

kickass.  Grin
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« Reply #29 on: May 02, 2008 05:08:09 PM »

Amazing!
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« Reply #30 on: May 03, 2008 06:23:57 AM »

as always....your stuff is fantastic.

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« Reply #31 on: May 03, 2008 08:22:22 AM »

Lol, after spilling chinese food on the first one I was way too scared to take it anywhere so all of it was done at home. I took the tea towels I made her to work though.  Smiley
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« Reply #32 on: May 03, 2008 10:21:37 AM »

HA I just realized I hadn't commented on this masterpiece yet, silly me....but seriously Miss Lilyvnilli, you are my hero in so many ways!!!! I too want to eat your brains and gain your knowledge  Grin
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« Reply #33 on: May 04, 2008 07:08:23 AM »

That's awesome looking! Cute idea with the stormtrooper head... and I love the overall image!
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« Reply #34 on: May 04, 2008 07:57:40 PM »

I nearly peed myself when I saw this. The colors are PERFECT, and the whole things is just....ugh.

Love.
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« Reply #35 on: May 05, 2008 10:16:20 AM »

Wow! It is georgous! You do great work. The detail shots are great.
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« Reply #37 on: May 05, 2008 03:31:44 PM »

Oh mammasita!
This is Gorgeous!! Looks like it took forever!
More proof that Star Wars will one day Rule the world.
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« Reply #38 on: May 05, 2008 03:32:36 PM »

Wow...Wow...Wow!  This is amazing! Everything is so perfect from the image to the stitching to the colors...just Wow.  Cheesy
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« Reply #39 on: May 06, 2008 01:04:00 PM »

wow, the detail work you did on this was absolutely amazing. I'm so jealous of your skill. Now that I've looked at your work, I'm even more honored to be on your wist.
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« Reply #40 on: May 06, 2008 04:23:42 PM »

i love her too!
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« Reply #41 on: May 09, 2008 09:22:27 PM »

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« Reply #42 on: May 10, 2008 07:51:22 AM »

I love the lace bra and stockings! You did an amazing job! Smiley
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« Reply #43 on: May 14, 2008 06:22:40 AM »

that is so freakin cool! i love it!
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« Reply #44 on: May 19, 2008 07:24:50 PM »

This is freakin' AWESOME! you did a fantastic job on this...
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