Monday, August 23, 2010

JUNE Page at last

This was started way back in May and only now in last grasps of August has it been finished.   It was delayed mainly because I wasn't  sure how to approach the rock face of the waterfalls shown in the Calendar picture

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I knew I didn't want to use beads as I figured that would make it very heavy and I really wasn't sure how they would compare to the sequins I knew I was going to use in this piece.

Embroidery seemed to the answer but which stitch?  I looked at my trusty stitch sampler by Lucinda Ganderton  and came across the Japanese daring stitch. I quickly set to task with making a sampler as I wanted to be confident (1) I could do it and (2) it would work. 

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Even with this pass I could see the possibilities of this stitch and decided to stitch over it with more Japanese darning stitch but in a different colour  and it became even more dimensional.

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With that little exercise out of the way I was able to concentrate on page and overall I am very satisfied with this page.

June BJP

July has been started whilst working out the ending of the last page and should be finished by the end of the week. August not started but will be started by the end of the week - so for a change I am feeling pretty much up to date with this project.

11 comments:

Barbara said...

Really, really beautiful! I can see why you are happy with it, I would be too!

Cyndi L said...

Just breath-taking, Jacqui! So so so worth waiting for. Please don't feel rushed by our "schedule" when you are producing pieces like this!!

Robbie said...

I love this piece!!! So glad you stopped by on my blog so I found yours!! Amazing piece. I'm sending your blog address to my friend as I know she'll appreciate your art work too. Thanks also for the link for sequins!

Bobbi said...

Hi, OMGoodnesssssss what a lovely piece! Wow! My mouth is sitting on my desk. This is just breath taking and very amazing! Fantastic work!

Penny said...

Incredibly intricate!!! WOW!! This is beautiful.

Carol said...

I don't think I have visited here before. Your work is amazing! This page is a wonderful work of art! Just beautiful. It just sucked description out of my mind and left awe.

beadbabe49 said...

Love it!

a2susan said...

Just gorgeous! I just want to look at it and feel the peace and beauty you have created.

Robin said...

This is one of THE most impressive pages I've ever seen, Jacqui! I hope everyone goes over to your Flickr page to see the detail pictures and to see how it looks big. Your solution for the rocks is awesome and it every single thing about it. You are so modest, Jacqui... Aren't you just bursting with pride?

I tried to get the picture for my "favorites" file from both your blog and Flickr, but there's a block on it. Will you email me a picture? I'd so love to have it!

Robin A.

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Amazing and oh so detailed! I love it!

Marty S said...

Fabulous! I love all the texture.
Marty S
Crackpot Beader