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« on: May 02, 2011 11:14:52 AM »

This is something I put together for the Song of Ice and Fire Round 2 Swap. It was something that I really wanted to make and thought that my partner would like. It's based off what is speculated to be the shield of one of the characters in the Game of Thrones series by George R. R. Martin.

The star is a bead I ordered off of etsy, and the white thread is actually glow in the dark. I wanted to add that extra shooting star feel to the piece. I also tried something new for me. I tried to shade the tree leaves. There's lighter french knots near the star and darker ones in what I thought should be the shaded areas. I really like how it turned out. The trunk of the tree might be my favorite part. There's some light gold in there. The grass was a bit of a trick. It looks kind of sparce in the picture, but I was afraid it would lose it's grassy feel if I filled it in all the way.

Here's a close up of the tree. (It took me a while to figure out how to crop the picture right, but I did it!)

This is the back. It was much easier to read in person. The hoop is painted with a metallic mocha color. Using metallic and glow in the dark in a serious piece seemed so odd to me, but the thread worked great (wish I had gotten a picture of it glowing) and the metallic really makes the hoop look like a rich varnished wood.  C&Cs are always welcome. Thanks for looking.

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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2011 12:35:23 PM »

That is such a cute hoop. I bet your partner will love it. Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2011 12:37:22 PM »

Wow! That is amazing. Great job.

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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2011 12:24:58 AM »

 I love the tree, it must have taken forever with those knots. and I think the back is adorable

« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2011 09:44:55 AM »

I love this hoop.  Smiley The star with the glow-in-the-dark thread is a fantastic touch.  Really like the texture you got with your stitches and the background fabric is just perfect for it.

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