Sunday, September 18, 2011

A finish and experimenting with Picnik

This is just a super quick post, since I should have been in bed an hour ago, but I couldn't resist sharing a Tom the Turkey finish.  I've been obsessed with him all weekend, and that fat body of his took a while to fill in.  Not to mention all those starts and stops for just a couple of stitches (the flowers) eats up time.  Since its late and the lighting is crappy at night, I scanned Tom, then experimented in Picnik a bit.

Here's the straight scan:
Notforgotten Farms Tom the Turkey, stitched on R&R 35 ct Maria's Special
Blend  using assorted overdyed cottons
Here's a Matted effect, pretty much the same thing as blurring in Picasa, I think.

Lastly, the one I thought was a lot of fun, as long as you don't need accurate colors.  Its a Lomo-ish effect, and I inserted text.

Despite the huge number of new starts, I really do go back and finish things, eventually.

At some point last week, I also stitched Part 2 of Carol's iStitch Mystery SAL.  Of course she put out Part 4, so I need to get that done pronto, since she's been releasing the parts every week.  Maybe tomorrow afternoon before something else jumps into my Q-snaps begging to be stitched.

Thank you again to everyone that stops by, and to those that leave comments.  It means a lot to me, and I've found that while blogging does take a lot of time, it also encourages me to get more done, since I can follow my own progress and I get online encouragement.


Siobhan said...

Congratulations on the finish! It looks great! Picnik is a lot of fun, isn't it?! Nice progress on the mystery piece, too.

Cindy said...

your Tom is darling...i really like it! I think i like the last pic the best....what fun it is to play with programs like picnik..hehe

mainely stitching said...

What a lovely finish - and how interesting to see it with different effects!

Cathy B said...

Tom Turkey is pretty darn cute!

Penny said...

I love Tom-what pretty autumn colors!

Ranae said...

There he is all finished
Love the colors and it's so fallish

Carol said...

Oh, Tom Turkey looks spectacular--I just love this one :)

Myra said...

Tom looks fabulous Mindi - I just love those colors.

eszter said...

love your work with turkey♥