Wednesday, November 4, 2009

monsterbubbles Day One

The monsterbubbles ornament in the JCS 2009 Ornament issue really caught my eye. It must be so hard for designers to come up with something original. Seems like it's all been done before. But this stylized partridge was just so inventive. And I love the little colored blocks that appear as a kind of trademark now. This called for fancy hand-dyed threads, but I used all DMC. For the partridge, I picked 3 colors of tans and for the pear 2 or 3 colors of green and just tried to duplicate the look in the magazine. I'm pretty satisfied with my substitutions. And I just used seed beads for the plume and the highlight on the pear. I loved the border stones in the magazine, but not enough to used that finishing. I settled for 4 little buttons in each corner and pretty rainbow colored ribbon for the hanger.

The fabric is a piece of Vikki Clayton's 35 count linen. She is offering 32 count now and I plan to try some of that.



18 comments:

Nancy said...

I LOVE your ornament! What a great design and a must stitch for me. One of these years I'm going to have to stitch nothing but ornaments from these magazines. Beautiful job!

Vinniey said...

Beautiful job Annie! I don't know how is the original piece looks like, but your finish is pretty and looks great!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Great job, Annie! You did a wonderful job on the stitching and the finishing - it'll be a beautiful addition to your Christmas decorating!

Annette said...

Wow Annie what a wonderfull ornament you have made. I love how you finished it...

Rachel S said...

Great finish! That is one of my favorite ornaments out of this year's issue.

Pumpkin said...

That is just brilliant Annie! I love seeing that one stitched up :o)

Miss 376 said...

Very pretty, like the colours you've used too.

Ranae said...

Oh! This is so beautiful, love everything you did to finish it too.
This one also caught my eye, now I am going to go look it up again, since the halloween season is almost over. I have two to finish up, lol.

Lee said...

Like the design and what you have done with it. will just have to go and see if I can find the magazine.
I am having a bird theme this Christmas.

Daffycat said...

Beautiful finish, Annie! I like the style of this design.

I sure wish designers would add a DMC alternative to their overdyed choices. It's so annoying to me!

Mylene said...

You stitched it up very quick and finished it beautifully. Congrats!

ps. i don't know how it happened but i deleted my earlier post on my blog but your comment came in to my email. Thanks so much.

Kirsten said...

A very special design.
You did a great job in imitating the variegated look!

mainely stitching said...

Okay, for this design I just might have to buy the issue after all. LOL. It's a beauty and I absolutely love the way you've adapted it. :D

Carol said...

Very pretty and unique, Annie! Those little colored blocks are really eye-catching and I like the rainbow ribbon you used for the hanger :)

Siobhan said...

That design caught my eye, too, and I love your rendition of it. Great job!

zoomcity said...

Love it! I love this design, too. I love the ribbon you added. Great job. Now I want to stitch it. <--sign of greatness

riona said...

I love all things Monsterbubble! Your ornament looks splendid!

Little Rabbit Miniatures said...

I love this one too, its on my "to do" list too :)))... You did a wonderful job!