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« on: July 07, 2012 10:33:15 AM »

I made this for scarlet_nights in the vintage swap.  When I was poking around her pinterest in the stalking phase I came across the most beautiful picture she had pinned, and I knew I had to do something with it.  I'm not sure where I got the idea to paint the picture and then embellish it with embroidery and sparklies, but that's what I did. Smiley  I knew I wanted to keep it sepia-toned but have the feathers as a burst of color...at the last minute I decided to give her red lips as well because it seemed better balanced.  Enough talking, picture time!  Cool




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Face detail...I used sparkle tulle netting for her headdress and tacked down the folds with little stitches.



Feather deail...I mostly used couching but there are a few other stitches floating around in there as you can see.  I had a concept of kind of having the feathers turn from sepia to bright color as they got farther away from the lady's hand, but I'm not sure about the result, I don't think it really worked.  Undecided



The most tedious, mind-exploding part of the whole project- my first run-in with lattice stitch!  The feathers took a long time but this part...oh man.  I'm still tired, hehe.

Aaaand, just for fun...



My original inspiration. Smiley

So, what do you think?  (And yes, I managed to remove the cat hairs before sending, but I forgot to do so before taking the pics, lol)
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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2012 11:11:50 AM »

I think it is an very original and amazing idea!

Love the looks of it, a lot! The little splash of colour from the feathers and the lips are very nice.
Beautiful! Great work!!
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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2012 11:38:05 AM »

this is absolutely gorgeous!  ROCKS!!! 
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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2012 11:49:50 AM »

Simply STUNNING!!  May I ask where you found the inspiration photo?  It was a lovely base from which to create  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2012 12:01:46 PM »

what a beautiful hoop, all the elements work so well together!  I love love the pop of turquoise Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2012 12:36:04 PM »

Beautiful - This Rocks!   Cool
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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2012 12:36:59 PM »

That is so amazing! I am jealous of your skills! ^_^

Also, I see no cat hairs.
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« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2012 12:59:03 PM »

Just stunning! Great job!
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« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2012 02:09:12 PM »

Oooo, I was ogling this in the gallery but now I can clearly see those entails and it's even better! Just beautiful. It does indeed rock!
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« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2012 03:07:02 PM »

Aww, thanks everybody!  *blush*  Kiss

Simply STUNNING!!  May I ask where you found the inspiration photo?  It was a lovely base from which to create  Smiley

I got it from scarlet_nights's Pinterest, but it wasn't linked from anywhere, I think she had uploaded it herself?  (I'm not sure to be honest, I never asked her.  My thought process was "OOOOOH, PRETTY!" and I didn't go much further!  Wink )

And Breegy, trust me, the cat hairs are there but I'm glad they're not obvious.  Wink  They're hard to see but I'm acutely aware of them because I spent the whole project periodically pulling teeny little undercoat hairs out from under the stitches with tweezers, heehee.  Silly cats think they own everything (the joke's on me, really.  they do).
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