Thursday, March 27, 2014

Flags on Sticks Blog Hop~My Flag Creation

When I heard about the Flags on Sticks Blog Hop, the first idea that came to my mind was something I had wanted to make for the past 2 years. I had been wanting to make a bunting or pennant type of flag, or prayer flags. I was not thinking garden flag at all. This hop was the push that I needed to finally make what I had wanted to make 2 years ago.

I have been doodling a lot and love the look of Zentangle. In fact when I was a young girl I used to doodle like this, but a few years ago someone decided to give this type of doodling a name and called it Zentangle. Mostly it's done on paper, but I knew I wanted to doodle on fabric. So first I painted my fabric with watercolor pencils and pastels and then added some texture by putting something textured under the fabric and rubbing over it with pastels. I let the fabric dry and heat pressed it and then drew my basic outlines with a pigma pen and then filled them in with the doodles (or tangles). I added some punchinella and embroidered the punchinella in place. I am really pleased with the results.
I tied the flags together with some ribbon and tied the ribbon to a tree branch. 
I added a beaded trim to the bottom of this flag. I also added some embellishment of punchinella that I cut into heart shapes, triangles and a square and added embroidery stitches to them.


Simple stitches were added to this punchinella heart.
Circle of punchinella with embroidery.



This heart was actually made from a piece of netting/tulle with silver glitter. You can't see the glitter that well in a photo though.







Let's all wave a flag to Madame Samm for another great blog hop along with our cheerleader Thearica.
Here is the schedule for today as well as the entire hop~

March 28th~

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81 comments:

  1. This flag is absolutely gorgeous! All of the little details just add so much to the finished piece. You have created a masterpiece. I love it.

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  2. These flags are just beautiful. Love all the stitches.

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  3. Love the punchinella with embroidery, Daryl. So creative!

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  4. OM Gosh, that is a fantastic group of flags! Thank you for sharing.

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  5. WoW, you got me, I'm totally flabbergasted, those are down right gorgeous and amazing. I'm not sure I'd want them outside in fact... Just really really creative!!

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  6. What incredible art!! You are so gifted. I am amazed....

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  7. Stunning, absolutely stunning! You my dear are an artist!

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  8. Beautiful artwork on your flags…love all the details!!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  9. Fantastic flags, beautiful drawings and zentangle, gorgeous details with all the embellishments!

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  10. Very artistic!
    I am in awe of you!

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  11. Beautiful work as usual, it must have taken you days to get all that detail done. Has Angela seen these? Thank you for sharing your talent with us. Bobbie

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  12. Wow! These flags are amazing. I'm impressed with your artistic ability. Thank you for sharing it with us. I like the embellishments you chose to compliment your drawing. You have some masterpieces. Thank you for participating and sharing the process, too.

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  13. Simply, "Wow!" These are amazing! You are very talented!!!

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  14. Such unusual and beautiful flags. Clever creative you.

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  15. Daryl...... your ladies are just beautiful! Thanks for sharing your techniques with us. Just love all of the embellishments!

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  16. Very striking! Your women are beautiful. As soon as I saw the first two, I thought, "Red is for February, Green is for March..." You could do a calendar of the lovely ladies. Your embellishments are fun to see up close. I have never seen the round hole metal looking stuff before.

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  17. Wow! Your artwork is amazing and your creative process is fascinating!

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  18. I love it. Daryl, you have done it again. A wonderful contribution to a blog hop. Thanks for sharing your creativity.
    Have a great weekend

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  19. These are beautiful, you are so creative. I love all the different embellishments you used. Thanks so much for sharing the gorgeous women.

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  20. You never cease to please! Your work is always over the top creative! I love doodling too and need to add some to something one of these days. And now... punchinella.... hmmm... Must google that!

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  21. Wow! Very artistic and creative.

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  22. Wow wow wow! What else can I say. Those are absolutely gorgeous. I have never heard of punchinella. It sure is cool. What a great platform for hand work. Your work never fails to delight us. Oh, I wish I had not been short changed in the doodle department. I just don't have it, darn it!

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  23. Oh so beautiful! I live the flow of the ladies! And your details are just incredible! Thank you for sharing with us! ;0)

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  24. What lovely flags Daryl!! You are so artistic...love the ladies and their bling!!!

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  25. Your African women are stunningly beautiful Daryl. I've looked at the zentangle books online but haven't brought myself to buy one; now that I've seen yours I may have to go back and look again! The variety of stitches you used really add so much to these drawings - I love what you've done. blessings, marlene

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  26. Oh my goodness the ladies are over the top creative! Your work is fabulous! I had never heard of Zentangle. It is quite intriguing! And the added embellishments are super! Great job!

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  27. OMG..that is so beautiful. Your stitching is fabulous! How did you ever learn how to do that? How do you color wash your fabric? And to draw right on the fabric....I draw on paper for I always erase a lot till I get exactly what I want. You are sew talented!!

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  28. These are exquisite! Beautifully done!

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  29. What a fantastic idea and execution!!! I love your doodlings and the additions of all the sparkles. Great job!!!!

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  30. You are the queen of detail and this is your masterpiece. Your doodling is perfection. There is so much detail and you don't seem to ever make a mistake. Not only is your drawing lovely but the small touches of embroidery in just the right places as well as the overall design. I LOVE this piece, I think its one of the best things you have every made and that's saying a lot.
    Keep up the excellent work and thanks for sharing, this piece needed a lot of photos to capture the details.
    Tara

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  31. You are an excellent artist Daryl ! Your flags are just stunning !

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  32. Amazing work, Daryl! Everything about this is sew creative. Your have turned flag making into artwork. The workmanship and all the little details are sew perfect. Awe inspiring. Thank you for sharing .... :) Pat

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  33. Your flags are terrific! I've been Zentangling for a while but never thought of cloth! Awesome idea and your drawings are marvelous. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. Oh, my! I did something similar with my flags and yours are so much better! (I will post on Tuesday and I may have to do something new so you don't show me up so much!!!! (I didn't do African women, but I did do the pen and ink on my fabric.) Yours are beautiful!

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  35. What a creative endeavor, I love your ladies. You managed to incorporate about a zillion techniques into a single (well, actually three) pieces of textile art. Great job.

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  36. I love your flags...wow! I've been intrigued with Zentangles, but haven't played with them at all. Your art work is gorgeous!

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  37. These are beautiful. You've paid so much attention to detail, it must have taken you ages, I love your embellishments and the stitching you did on them.

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  38. such lovely flags...i love the soft watercolour look..

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  39. Wow Daryl!!!! How creative and beautiful!!! You went the whole nine yards, adding such lovely embellishments and stitchery.... I love them!!!

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  40. I am Blown Away!!!! You are my Pick for the day!! I am in love with Zentangle myself and it has been my go to way of doodling since I can remember. A shame someone else got the bright idea to make art out of it. I need to have saved all my old phone books from years past...the doodling in section A-H alone would be art gallery stuff!! Your Flags are wonderful and worthy of your own flag from the company!!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  41. Love the African influence so different and really brings Africa to us. Thanks for sharing. Susie x

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  42. They are gorgeous Daryl , you did an amazing job ! I love all the extra details .

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  43. I am SPEECHLESS. So ridiculously AWESOME!

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  44. You are so creative! Your doodles (strike through) drawings are amazing. I love all your attention to the fabric development, the special embellishments, the ingenious hand stitching details on the punch work. On on top of that, using the branch is inspiring. Thanks for the great project.

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  45. Wow, these are really amazing! Such interesting and creative flags!

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  46. Lovely ladies! Thanks for sharing!

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  47. Wow, your doodles are so artistic! I'd never heard of punchinella before and it looks good with the stitching you added. Your flags look wonderful!

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  48. Oh My Goodness Daryl Dear! You win the award for unique clever thinking outside the box. I adore your Tangled Ladies with all the details and dimension. I have never been able to "doodle" so I admire those who can. I like the stitched Punchinella you have included. Thank you sew very much for Hopping and Flag Flying...

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  49. I love your Zentangles...the flags are pretty sweet too! I'm inspired!

    Nini~

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  50. So pretty and very creative. I just love them!
    xo jan

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  51. WOW! this project sure has lots of fabulous techniques and OMG! did you doodle the images?? They are beautiful, you impress me every time my friend with your creativity! Totally inspired to create a card:) Have a fantastic weekend.
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  52. Wow, Daryl! You are such an ARTIST. Thank you for sharing your beautiful art work with us.

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  53. These flags are amazing. Love the zentangle work. Amazing!

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  54. what a wonderful way to use Zentangle , I have played with it a little and will have to try on fabric too now that I have seen how you have created some awesome flags... in stitches

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  55. OMG, your flags are absolutely stunning! Love the addition of the punchinella and embroidery. Such beautiful works of art.

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  56. You are sooooo amazingly creative!! These are all Gorgeous!! Wowie!!

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  57. Bless your heart...these,are filled with lovely stitches...flags that anyone would be proud to wave

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  58. Your projects are spectacular, I am impressed.

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  59. You are an incredible artist. The technique you described about fabric preparation sounds awesome. The drawings are outstanding and the embellishments (OMG) are beyond perfect with amazing and perfect stitching. These should be shared with the world. Great fabric art!

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  60. Very wonderful flags, the stitching is incredible, the zentangle is cool. Love it all, even though I can't spell zentangle.

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  61. These are gorgeous!! I am so glad you posted the close up pictures of the drawings. Incredible work. I also love the textures you added to the background. These are really so very very beautiful!!!

    -Soma

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  62. These are so beautiful and I have never seen work like this before. You are so creative and thanks ror the close up pictures. Blessings Sandra

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  63. how very creative and artistic, Daryl!! Beautiful work :)

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  64. Beautiful work, Daryl. These are so artistic, I would hate to hang them outside. You've given such attention to the little details. Again, just beautiful.

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  65. I just knew that yours would be super awesome!

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  66. HI Daryl,

    Thanks for your fascinating blog post! We too love zentangles, and you've really taken them to the next level with the punchinella embroidery. What a great way to add embellishments ! Your creativity is most impressive !
    Thanks again and happy quilting,
    Marina and Daryl at Quilt Inspiration

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  67. wow Daryl, some neat new techniques, thanks for sharing

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  68. What interesting and creative flags you've made!!! :)

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  69. Daryl these little works of art are awesome. You are a very talented lady.

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  70. Beautiful, Stunning, words can not describe your work of art! I am pinning for inspiration wish I could hang them in my bedroom, LOVELY!

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  72. Just amazing, Daryl!!! Your creativity knows no limits.

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    1. Hi Daryl, I've featured your Zentangles today...

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