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« on: June 20, 2011 04:38:05 PM »

I tried to do the smallest possible chain stitches for this. This took me a few days to stitch up. I used the flamingo picture from a tattoo by Uncle Allan, the circle behind the head is a button and the roses are from a colouring page I found on Google Images.



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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2011 04:55:52 PM »

That is the most gorgeous embroidery I've ever seen! It's so pretty!    I just love the expression on his face, if that's what you'd call it on a flamingo.

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« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2011 06:15:51 PM »

That flamingo actually has a personality!  Beautiful work.  The colors just pop and the roses are stunning.
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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2011 06:18:50 PM »

So awesome!  The chain stitch looks fab and you combined the three sources really nicely on this.  With the circle behind his head it reminds me of a holy card hee hee and a flamingo holy card is just the sort of thing I'd love to hang on my wall.   Grin
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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2011 08:10:22 PM »

I love the composition of the image.  It is bright and bold yet balanced and nice.
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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2011 11:19:09 PM »

Wow thankyou!! I thought I'd try and make it look a bit like a stained glass window. I'm gonna keep hold of the rose design, I'm entertaining the idea of doing a series of them with other random animals and objects in the middle and similar backgrounds.
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« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2011 08:45:39 AM »

I heart your stitches!!!  Very well done, beautiful!
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« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2011 09:42:26 AM »

This is beautiful and fun! I love everything about it. Your tiny chain stitches look really great. I think it adds a more interesting texture than a plain backstitch.
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« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2011 09:54:30 AM »

Thanks! I'm definitely leaning towards chain stitch as my basic stitch for future use rather than backstitch. I like how bold the lines come out Smiley
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This is fantastic, totally rocks!
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