Thursday, February 28, 2008

February BJP finished

I have to thank the Lone Beader for this one, as her style of bead embroidery inspired me to try something similar. I used layers of felt to make the Mermaid & the fish stand out from the background fabric..




Here are a couple of progress pictures so you can see what I did, the top side of the Mermaid is about a 1/4 " thick and the lower side is flat, so hopefully I have achieved a 3D effect with her & the fish..



I'm not sure about the face of the mermaid but hey she does have a great head of hair LOL



Her tail is ruffled with sculptural bead weaving, this last picture is the most true to life colour I think.... Now onto the next one

You can see this picture enlarged at my webshots allbums as my pictures still won't open to larger images even tho they are HUGE :(

http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2995530400063161327oyswoK

17 comments:

Robin said...

Wow! Good for you! I love it when our blogging leads to trying new things. You did a great job! And, I LOVE her hair!

beadbabe49 said...

Isn't it great when we inspire each other! I like her ruffly tail too...

a2susan said...

She's truly wonderful! I want to swim with her....

Susan

GraceBeading said...

Wonderful Ellen, she is gorgeous from the top of her curly head to her fins.

That fish is pretty nifty too!

Judi D said...

Great page, makes me smile, very cheerful.

SueU said...

Ellen thanks for giving us a look at the progress of the page, a visual "how to". The first pic made me smile and the finished piece blows me away.

Kiwi Ellen said...

Thank you for the encouragement & compliments - I have to say I really do enjoy making these pages & I am learning so much all the while

Sacredartist said...

Your picture is has great depth. Wasn't that fun trying something new. That is one thing that I have really enjoyed about these monthly pages is challenging myself to do something different. I wish I could click on your pictures though to get a closer look. Oh well.

Sue in western Washington, USA said...

I love your underwater themed pages - all of them! What did you use as a background for this one? (Your mermaid's hair is great.)

I haven't figured out how to get specific pictures to open larger either. Some seem to go there but others don't. If I find out what the secret is I'll try to let you know!

Barb said...

The beading is incredible. I absolutely love her hair. But the background fabric is utterly perfect. Nicely done all 'round.

The Lone Beader said...

Nice!!!! I love her hair, too! She would look great with my Yellow Submarine! Isn't it fun to try something new?? :D

freebird said...

She came out just great. I love her tail and hair. The 3-D effect worked out very well. And she would look so cute peeking in the window of the yellow submarine, wouldn't she? Oh well, she'll just have to enjoy the fish she's got!

CC said...

Kiwi Ellen! This is great! I love the color choices & all the texture! I wish we had touch-a-vision so I could reach in the computer & touch her! And her cute buddy! I also like how you incorporate different materials! Including those hands!
Great work!
Warmest aloha,
CC

Beadin' Gram/aka Jackie said...

This is terrific ~~ beautiful work.

KV said...

This is so cool, Ellen!!!! Beautifully done . . .


Kathy V in NM

Helaine said...

Ellen

I just love that mermaid. Her hair is really nicely done. Check out my blog to see what I am working on for Raidan.

Hugs, Helaine

Marcia (MeeAugraphie) said...

I've never seen this done before. It is so cool. I love her hair! (Love is not strong enough - it is perfect.)