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« on: March 03, 2013 05:51:14 PM »

I went to the vintage show this sunday morning and bought a few pictures to use for this challenge.  This one of a simple forest of trees spoke to me most.  I wanted to fill it up with woodland creatures. 

I chose to do two wolves, and with a dusty orange thread.  I like how it doesn't totally jump out in colour and tone.  Stitching the photo turned out to be a bit messier than I imagined, and where I put the holes too close the paper tore.  I didn't know how to finish it, and decided to glue it to a matt board and roughly paint a black frame.  I'm not sure that was a great choice, but overall it was a fun experiment and I like the results.

Here's one picture of the whole piece, and one closer up.



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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2013 07:45:16 PM »

I really like how the orange on the sepia-toned photograph provides just the perfect amount of pop. A very fanciful, yet grounded, piece!
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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2013 08:06:49 AM »

This is way cool! They look like ghosts or spirits in the forest. Awesome!
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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2013 11:02:38 AM »

This is really cool! I love those wolves!
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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2013 03:48:54 PM »

I agree with kittykill, there's a supernatural feel to those wolves.  I love the idea of adding something to the photo that wasn't there to begin with.
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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2013 08:22:52 AM »

I also love that you added something to the photo that wasn't there before - great idea! If I was walking in the dark forest, I would wonder what hidden eyes were peering at me from the trees, and this picture gives that feeling. Eerily cool!
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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2013 08:40:35 AM »

I agree! They look like spirit wolves. What a great idea!
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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2013 09:09:33 AM »

nice technique!  It is almost "ghostly"...love the colors you used as well...
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« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2013 10:54:52 AM »

I did a little write up on Feeling Stitchy about the challenge. Check it out! I featured your piece as well as the other entries.

http://www.feelingstitchy.com/2013/03/super-butchie.html
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