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Lilyvanilli
« on: March 02, 2009 10:55:19 AM »

This piece was also made for sewphie in the IYP 11. I used to work next to a book store and every month they would recycle their old magazines to make way for the new ones. I used to watch the recycling bins like a hawk and swoop in to get all the free mags I could. Sure, most of them had the covers and quite a few pages ripped off, but who cares?! Cheesy So anyway, I found this image in one of the art magazines I scavenged. I made a few changes, but all in all the image really lent itself to being turned into a stencil.

Let's move along to the good stuff. Here's a pic of the whole thing, without the frame:



Here's a close-up of her hair (probably my favorite part although I love the pants, too). I used 3 shades of auburn/brown to shade:



Here's a close-up of part of the banner. I've never really done shading before so I was VERY nervous about this part in particular. Let me tell you though, it really helps when you have good source material to show which parts need to be darker:



Next up we've got a close-up of the pants. I love how they turned out:



And last up we've got a picture of the whole piece in it's frame:



Thanks for checking this out! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2009 11:07:05 AM »

This is just gorgeous!

How long did it take you?
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2009 11:22:36 AM »

I used to get all my dance magazines that way. (The photography in those make for really good collages.)

I love this, what a beautiful piece.

I wonder if there is a better way to display it, the black frame does not seem worthy framing this awesome piece.
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2009 11:36:03 AM »

OH WOW! You did an awesome job on this piece! Very nice!
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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2009 11:46:39 AM »

WOW!  My eyes are bulging out of my head!  This is amazing!  What stitch did you use for shading the banner?  This totally rocks!  You should be very proud of yourself!
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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2009 11:50:25 AM »

I wonder if there is a better way to display it, the black frame does not seem worthy framing this awesome piece.

I like to use simple black frames because I don't want to detract from the embroidery. A really pretty ornate frame is lovely, but I want people to look at my stitching not the frame.


How long did it take you?

All in all, with making the pattern and everything, probably around 40+ hours.

What stitch did you use for shading the banner?

Seed stitch - which is really just a bunch of little back stitches.

Thanks for the nice comments everyone! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2009 12:09:17 PM »

This is beautiful! I absolutely love it - which magazine did you get the template image from?
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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2009 12:19:35 PM »

I saw this while browsing the embroidery pool a week or so ago and was just amazed by the details. I'm in love with the pants, but everything is exquisite. I love the nipple detail.  Embarrassed
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« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2009 01:30:54 PM »

Wow, that is really beautiful!
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« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2009 01:43:27 PM »

which magazine did you get the template image from?

I'm pretty sure it was Artworks.
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