Monday, January 27, 2014

StencilGirl Stencil Hop With Michelle Ward

Hello Stencil Lovers!
Today is special!!!!
StencilGirl Products is revealing 
Michelle Ward's *four* new stencil designs!
Intersections is the stencil I was sent....


Here is what I did....
I traced the design onto a cotton fabric...
but simplified the lines a bit.
I wanted some larger areas for stitching.
I used these All Purpose Inks from Tsukineko
to give myself a color map.
And then I started stitching.
Mostly I used Bullion Stitches and French Knots.
I threw in some Rosette Chain Stitches and Stab Stitches too!



 I like using varigated thread in my stitching.
It gives a lot of movement and flow. 


 To finish it I cut a heavy piece of chipboard the correct size...
and covered it with a small piece of batting.
I stretched the fabric around it and stitched it down.

I attached a 3M Velcro Hanging Strip on the back .
I love how it turned out!
Here it is hanging on my wall!
Thanks for coming to look at my project.

Visit all the Hop Artists
and leave comments on every page.
There is a giveaway involved!
Happy Arting!

97 comments:

  1. As I said to Linda, I love surface embroidery and yours is FANTASTIC. Love it from start to finish.

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  2. Are you kidding me???!!!! YOU simply AMAZE me!!!

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  3. What an incredible feast for the eyes.......I so wish I could touch it. Delicious texture!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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  4. This is such a great use for the stencil. The stitching is wonderful. I can imagine making a bunch of these and creating a rug. Very nicely done.

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  5. I'm so in love with all the fabric artists in this hop. I never imaged stencils could be used this way and I love the rich colors and textures you've created. It makes me want to start fabric arts again though its been nearly over 25 years since I did any. Really beautiful.

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  6. I love the bumpy texture and the colors are delish...I've recently started stitching again - this project is so inspiring - thank you for that - and the chance to win!

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  7. This looks lovely, pity it wasn't in the give a way as well as the stencils. I know I would be honoured to hang it up in my house

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  8. Fantastic. So great to see a stencil used with a different media.

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  9. stitches are beautiful. It reminds me of fields and water....xox

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  10. The texture that you created is impressive. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Hola. Es impresionante tu creación, una plantilla que hace de patrón...qué paciencia la que se ha de tener. El resultado ha valido la pena. Felicidades. Un saludo.

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  12. Awesome Arty stitching! Love the new stencil designs by Michelle, and would love to win some :)

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  13. Wow Janet! I would be so proud to have something like this hung on my wall. I love how you simplified the design a little & used color to keep your positioning. Theresa x

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  14. Love! Love! Love It! Visiting all the blogs can be difficult with my old computer. But, it is posts like this which make the effort worth while. I have printed out a copy for my inspiration wall. Barbara

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  15. WOW!!!! I am amazed at this piece. And I would love to be able to create it and hang something so beautiful in my home. Well done!

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  16. Oh my - as always, you amaze and inspire me. This is just stunning. I want to run my hands over it!

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  17. Wow! Very impressing. I don't know about the 3M strips - will have to search those out.

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  18. I don't have enough superlatives in my vocabulary for you, Janet. This is so beautiful. The texture of your stitching is gorgeous.

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  19. Beautiful use of all the components!

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  20. Let me pick my jaw up off the floor before I comment. Really, Janet.. you just blow me away every time I see a piece of your art. Love, your imaginary adopted child, Judy.

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  21. Oh my gosh, Janet!! This is absolutely EXQUISITE!
    I am blown out off the water by this! And love how the palette is so similar to your journal pages in the previous post! Wow!

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  22. Oh my goodness. This is stunning. Love, love, love it.

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  23. Wow! Wow! Wow! You create magic with thread! In awe!

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  24. Brilliant, simply brilliant! And such fine stitchery too! Thanks for sharing your amazing creativity with us...

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  25. how beautiful!! the detail and texture that the stitching gives!! Thanks for the inspiration

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  26. Love the idea of using stitching to accomplish a beautiful wall hanging, using the stencils as the starting point. My stitches were never very even so I went to needlepoint. With this free-form of stitching it wouldn't have mattered. Would have given the project more individualization. Thanks for the motivation.

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  27. Your stitching is so beautiful. I never thought of doing this with stencils.

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  28. Lovely work, lovely colors. I appreciate this opportunity to be introduced to you.

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  29. Wow! Love your stitching and what a great way to use the stencil.

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  30. OMG! What a great use of the stencil! I love this blog hop for so much inspiration!!!

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  31. OMG is right!!! Janet, this is absolutely stunning! I love your colours and the stitching is out of this world. I love bullion stitches and I can totally appreciate the time and work that went into this. Outstanding!!!

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  32. OMG this is gorgeous! Now I have to learn bullion stitching! Thanks!

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  33. All I can say is WOW. How great is your piece using the stencil.....

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  34. stunning embroidery... oops... sorry for the drool...

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  35. Wonderful use of the stencil on fabric. Your stitching is beautiful. The texture created is so inviting.

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  36. I love this! It's a great idea using a stencil for a surface embroidery design!

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  37. Such a luscious, tactile piece. These stencils adapt well to textile work. I'm inspired!

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  38. Janet, I am mesmerized by this piece. The colors, the texture....just stunning. I never would have ventured beyond paper and paint with the stencil so I thank you for introducing us to a whole new perspective.

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  39. Beautiful! I've never done needlework from a stencil. I might just have give it a try. Your piece is so inspiring!

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  40. Wow! I am loving this hop and your contribution is so great and different!

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  41. Oh my!! This piece is just gorgeous! The colours, the stitching. It makes me want to get out my threads and fibres to try needlework with some of my stencils. Absolutely beautiful job!

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  42. What a super needlework! Think I love this the best from all the inspiring makes with the stencils! What a lot of time you putted in this!

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  43. What a beautiful use of color... love the needlework!

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  44. Wow. I wish I knew how to do those stitches. It looks amazing. Thanks for sharing your talents.

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  45. Wow...what a spectacular piece of embroidery. Thanks for sharing.

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  46. Needlework extravaganza! Wonderful use of a stencil design!

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  47. How beautiful. The colors are wonderful and the way you used the stencil was so very imaginative. Thank you.

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  48. how lovely. the texture and the colors are exquisite.

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  49. That is amazing what you've done with this stencil and needlework! I love it !!! Thank you for sharing your tutorial and your beautiful artwork!!!

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  50. So flipping cool! I love the stitching, I thought it was punch weaving when Ifirst looked at it!

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  51. I am totally inspired by this idea. I would love to make something like this for my home. I love the color choice too.

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  52. Beautiful...wish I knew how to stitch like you! Thanks so much for sharing your project. Great stencil!

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  53. Fabulous-love seeing all the different interpretations of the stencils!

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  54. your handstitching is amazing. love the colors you chose to create your wallhanging. what a great way to use a stencil.

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  55. Are you kidding me Janet?!! Absolutely Fantabulous! Alot of time and creativity and love in this piece! Thank you for sharing!

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  56. Beautiful, and peaceful peice of art work. Love how you can take a stencil and turn it into this type of art. Just never would have thought about it that way. Thank you for showing a different way to look at stencils. Thanks.

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  57. Wow. Your creation is amazing! I would love to win a set of Michelle's new stencils. they look like so much fun! Thanks.

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  58. you have major skills, they are so evident in this piece....artistic and lovely work. The color scheme reminds me of when I lived with my mom during the 60's, she had Danish Modern furniture and everything was in those colors. sweet memories

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  59. This piece made me twitch with happiness! As a fiber-aholik it really spoke to me... colors, stitches, everything... wowee zowee.
    textilerecycler (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  60. What a creative use of this stencil! Great job on your stitched art piece!!!

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  61. Oh I wish I could stitch like this...

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  62. I might have to drag out the scary sewing machine!

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  63. Glorious work!!! You are the Queen of the Bullion Stitch!!!! Lots of practice here- you have inspired me!!!

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  64. Wow - amazing detail and your colors are eye-popping. As one who admires embroidery but rarely does it, this is very inspiring. Thanks for sharing!

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  65. Your needlework is awesome - I love it!

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  66. That is so cool! It looks like it would take forever. Great use of the stencil.

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  67. That is really amazing! Beautiful!

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  68. I'm with Jean... WOW. Really. Just... WOW!!!

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  69. This is just wonderful. The stitching is beautiful.

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  70. that was alot of work! very very nice! (love the colors)

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  71. Fabulous!
    My favourite project on the hop so far!!

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  72. I love your project!!! It begs to be touched.

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  73. I love the texture....can I touch it please??????

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  74. Wow--this really speaks to me. Maybe because of my love for all things textile and for stitches. I just love, love, love it. I never would have thought stencils could be used in so so many ways. I am so celebrating having found this stencil club!

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  75. Simply beautiful! Wonderful texture and colors.

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  76. So So CUTE!!! What another great idea! I love how different everyones projects are using basically the same stencils. Pretty darn cool - I can't wait to get mine!

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  77. I love the stitching on this piece. The simple shapes from the stencil interpreted with incredible texture. I am in idea overload from following this blog hop!

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  78. Ooh, I just want to brush my fingers over this ... the texture is just beautiful! I definitely want to try this!

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  79. WOW, I love this. Never thought of using a stencil this way.

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  80. This is so creative and beautiful!

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  81. I really like the way that you have used the stencil to create a design for your embroidery, some very creative lateral thinking!

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  82. What a fantastic way to use that stencil. So colourful, too! =)

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  83. Such a unique way of using the new stencil! I like your earth toned color palette. Great embroidery work, too!

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  84. Fabulous stitching! I love the stencils.

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