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LisasTeaTime
« on: March 08, 2013 07:43:53 AM »

Hi Craftsters!

I'm so happy to be participating in this challenge, my first one! Ok, so a little info about the picture I chose to alter. Years ago on a muggy summer evening, I was goofing around in my backyard, playing with my dogs, Lola & Butch, and taking pictures. I was down on the grass at dog-level and they were playing around me. I happened to get a shot of Butch that looked like he was launching himself into the air (he was really launching himself at Lola). Once I had uploaded the picture, to amuse myself, I added a little cape with a big, yellow "B" and christened him Super Butch!. It's been in our family photos that way ever since.

We've since lost my Butchie-boy, and he did turn out to be a superhero, he fought a long, hard battle with cancer and he was a tough, little super hero right to the end. When I saw this challenge, I thought this would be a good opportunity to take Super Butch another step further, and here are my results. I hope you get a kick out of them!  

A little technical info... I printed my photo on Photo-fabric, but the image didn't "stitck" I think the printer I used was the wrong sort and the ink just did not adhere to the fabric, I was horrified when I rinsed it and much the the image detail washed down the drain. After consulting with a friend, and a bit of brainstorming, I decided I'd use that ruined fabric anyway, and color over the image with color pencils. It really changed the whole look of the picture, and I'm taking it in a comic book sort of direction. I still may add a few things before I'm done, but I dunno, I kind of like it 'as-is', too.

This is my first time on Craftser (other than lurking and gawking at all the wonderful stuff you folks make!)



This is the photo and the stitched version side by side.

The photo with the stitched rendering by Lisa Leggett, on Flickr

Here is a picture of the entire stitched image of Super Butch.

Super Butch by Lisa Leggett, on Flickr

This is a detail shot of his face.

Face Detail by Lisa Leggett, on Flickr

Here is another detail shot, this time his body and fur direction.

Body Detail by Lisa Leggett, on Flickr

And here is one, last close up of the whole image.

He was a super hero. by Lisa Leggett, on Flickr

Thanks for taking a look.
oxo,
Lisa
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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2013 08:11:19 AM »

I absolutely love your concept! A comicbook theme-how clever!
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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2013 08:23:05 AM »

Butch is so cute and superheroish! You did a great stitching job. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2013 08:33:22 AM »

Great job! What a wonderful memory of Butch!
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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2013 08:47:21 AM »

I love it...this is so fun! It's a wonderful example of a "happy accident" that creates an unexpected end result that turns out perhaps better than you imagined. Go Super Butchie!
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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2013 10:37:56 AM »

I'm impressed by the neatness of your stitches. At first, I was wondering if you somehow made it with a machine. The result is lovely and cute and makes me smile.
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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2013 11:20:46 AM »

Thank you all so much! Yes, this result was a very happy accident! I wasn't so sure a few hours into the stitching, but as I went along, I started liking it more, and of course this was a project close to my heart. He was a great dog, I'll love him forevah!
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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2013 02:34:09 PM »

Neat stitching as always.  Great texture with the stitches and coloration.
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« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2013 08:39:55 AM »

Aw, man!  The photos "are not available" at this time so I can't see 'em all.  Sad
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« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2013 08:41:18 AM »

Weird.....maybe a glitch? If you click on the picture (or lack of) it will take you to the flickr and the actual picture.
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