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« on: June 12, 2011 10:42:58 AM »

My second hoop for the hoopla swap... I had a really hard time designing this hoop - I was inspired in the design by the old Sailor Jerry tattoos as well as Circus side show posters...  I think I kind of messed up the letters a bit. I should have worked them out better on my computer before doing it and perhaps picked a simpler font - but this was really my first time doing letters so I was truly experimenting! The curve of the letters is the part I wasn't confident about the way it turned out... In the design it didn't look bad.. but the final product I wished I had curved them by computer instead by hand cause they are a bit wonky.  However I did learn that lesson!


As I am still learning my way with embroidery the fins were my first attempt at graduating colour satin stitch. I like the way they turned out but I think I may have messed up where the dark and the light shadows  should have gone on the bottom half of the fin...




I experimented with a lot of different stitches to use one that would kind of look like a fish scale.. and I found the individual chain and loop worked well( I think that's what it's called) I used 9 different shades of blue!

Thanks for looking at this! I am really quite a newbie with embroidery so any tips would be appreciated!









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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2011 11:28:11 AM »

She's so hawt!
She's so prettily done!
I love her!
And those sea shells.... DAMN ; )
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2011 11:52:51 AM »

I......LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2011 12:20:38 PM »

i LOVE her tail!
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2011 02:20:51 PM »

the scales are outrageous!
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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2011 04:49:24 PM »

I really like the way you used the different shades of blue.  I also think the wonky letters work great in the design.  You have a lucky swap partner.  Wonderful work. 
Oh, and another name for the stitch you used in the tail is "lazy daisy."  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2011 03:12:18 AM »

Beautiful! I looooove Mermaids! Well done, the shell-bikini is awesome and the colour shades are perfect! Sweet!
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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2011 04:41:52 AM »

I think the change in the colors of the fin gives a nice shimmer in the mermaid's scales. The words look great. Don't be so hard on yourself.

She looks absolutely great, a nice twist to a circus attraction poster.
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« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2011 02:01:09 PM »

So very awesome! I love her!
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« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2012 07:20:54 PM »

I know this is an OLD thread, but I love this so much I had to say something. i am obsessed with side show things, and with traditional tattoo styles, so this is a win win for me! the stitch you chose to do the scales in in perfect and the colors go amazing. I can see all your hard work in this and it is really incredible!
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