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« on: September 03, 2013 09:07:36 AM »

I wasn't going to do this challenge, but then I had a really fun idea to make Doctor Who's Van Gogh Exploding Tardis painting with fabric scraps.  If you aren't familiar with Doctor Who, you can see the original image here.  After 3 or 4 crafting marathons (totaling about 15 hours), I give you the mini Exploding Tardis!

The first photo is taken from a bit of a distance so you get the whole picture instead of the individual bits of fabric.


And now, some in progress photos!  Of course, working with bits of fabric I had to do it in layers, so I studied the painting to figure out what would go first and layer up from there.






And one for scale.  It's about 3" x 2".


And a closeup to see the details.  Lots and lots of little bits of fabric.  Eventually, I was just seeing blobs of color and had to ask my husband to check my work.  Kind of like when you say a word over and over and it stops making sense, except with swirly colors.


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« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2013 11:01:09 AM »

FANTASTIC!!! It turned out awesome!
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« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2013 01:59:06 PM »

Thanks!  Honestly at different times in the project, I thought, "Wow, this is great!" followed by, "Wow.  This is crap.  What am I doing?"  Nice to hear someone liked it!
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« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2013 05:50:14 PM »

Brilliant!!!  Shocked  I can't believe it's so tiny!  I would've gone cross-eyes after just a couple hours.
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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2013 08:06:45 AM »

i love this! whenever i do stuff made of tiny bits like this i always have to keep blurring my eyes to make sure itll blend properly when looked at from a distance. you did such a good job Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2013 08:26:36 AM »

I love it!
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« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2013 08:53:29 AM »

Man, this is just fantastic.  I can't imagine working with all those little pieces, let alone ending up with it looking like anything at all.
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« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2013 03:21:31 PM »

Wow it's so teeny and just fantastic!! I can't even imagine making something so tiny with such small scraps of fabric!
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« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2013 05:01:17 PM »

Wow, beautiful and so intricate. Well done!
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« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2013 10:23:44 PM »

That's so tiny!
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« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2013 11:19:01 PM »

Great work! It's even smaller than I initially thought!  Cheesy

i love this! whenever i do stuff made of tiny bits like this i always have to keep blurring my eyes to make sure itll blend properly when looked at from a distance.
Helpful tip in regards to this: Get a 'door peephole' from a hardware store. It will save your eyes the trouble, as it has a telescopic fisheye effect when you look through it at your work. I used one when I did my Marilyn quilt.
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« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2013 08:38:51 AM »

I thought this was normal-sized when I first saw the thumbnail but it is tiny AND fantastic! What a great idea! I must remember this technique. Wow!
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« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2013 09:21:19 AM »

It is such a tiny piece of art!  You did a fantastic job as i recognized it right away from the thumbnail!  hubby should get some credit, too, for keeping you from going bonkers! ha

Excellent entry to the challenge!
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« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2013 09:29:06 AM »

You did an amazing job!
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« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2013 10:43:46 AM »

so cool and what a great way to use little pieces of fabric!!1
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« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2013 11:43:05 AM »

It is great (and I don't know the show...)
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« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2013 12:17:12 PM »

Thanks, everyone!  I'm so happy you like it!  My 9-year-old Whovian already claimed it for his own.
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« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2013 02:24:28 PM »

It is such a tiny piece of art!  You did a fantastic job as i recognized it right away from the thumbnail!  hubby should get some credit, too, for keeping you from going bonkers! ha

Excellent entry to the challenge!

He really does!  And when it suddenly went missing (I suspect my Whovian children), he helped me search the house for it!
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« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2013 08:05:18 PM »

very cool - well done!
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« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2013 07:02:21 AM »

Brilliant - and insane! I can't believe it's so small, you did a great job.
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« Reply #20 on: September 09, 2013 12:50:37 PM »

I love it! How clever!
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« Reply #22 on: September 10, 2013 06:14:08 AM »

Thanks for entering!

Voting is now available for this challenge! Smiley  Visit the challenge thread and you'll see the voting poll at the top of the screen! Smiley

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« Reply #23 on: September 10, 2013 01:40:26 PM »

This is brilliant.  Fantastic work my friend!
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« Reply #24 on: September 14, 2013 02:26:50 PM »

This is so cool. The technique you used is so different...I'm gonna have to try it...kind of a mosaic withfabric bits...and the reproduction is perfect!
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« Reply #25 on: September 16, 2013 07:08:35 AM »

awesome technique and subject!  and its teeny tiny too!!!  great work Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: September 17, 2013 05:24:46 PM »

That's just awesome on SO many levels!
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« Reply #27 on: September 18, 2013 06:34:31 AM »

Thank you, everyone, for your compliments!  It was such fun to make!  Ok, except when I kept burning my fingers with the iron.  That was less fun.
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« Reply #28 on: September 19, 2013 05:00:37 PM »

This is brilliant! Congrats on the win!
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« Reply #29 on: September 20, 2013 06:43:48 AM »

Congratulations! This has been chosen as a Featured Project!
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« Reply #31 on: September 20, 2013 05:33:29 PM »

AMAZING!
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« Reply #32 on: October 31, 2013 12:12:26 PM »

Great job!!!!  It's beautiful.
Also, this is from my favorite episode that season... maybe ever.  I have a poster of that painting in my apartment!
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