Paintings in Cross Stitching

Contest Info

  • Started: 3/1/2006 06:00
  • Ended: 3/3/2006 06:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 28
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $30
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $18
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $12
Paintings in Cross Stitching
Contest Directions: Recreate famous paintings and drawings with alternative techniques - cross-stitching, stained glass, mosaic, etc. Unlike Michelangelo and Mrs. Roberts, you have only 36 hours to do it.

Contest Info

    • Started: 3/1/2006 06:00
    • Ended: 3/3/2006 06:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 28
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $30
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $18
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $12
28 pictures
  • Venus Embroidered

    Venus Embroidered
        • Great. Lots of work here.
          No wonder your hand hurts!

          [Edited by User on 3/1/2006 5:58:53 PM]
        • Absolutely amazing. I admire your patience! Probably best in contest.
        • Nope, I never thought this one was "just a filter."
        • Missy my hat off to you for your Patience and here is a massager for your hands..EXCELLENT Job!

  • Stitched Van Gogh

    Stitched Van Gogh
        • Stitchs of Insanity were visible as a youth
        • What can you say? I mean the guy just stitched it and then scanned it. No photoshop here! Disqualify the entry!

          [Edited by User on 3/3/2006 8:50:47 AM]
        • Very impressive! I knew it was yours, Matt, even before I saw your name. Don't know why. Love your comment.

        • On 3/3/2006 10:17:30 AM, LeeLee said:

          Very impressive! I knew it was yours, Matt, even before I saw your name. Don't know why. Love your comment.

          Thanks for the kind words! If I had indeed stitched and scanned (as Newsy suggests), it would have even more sloppy!
  • Mona Lisa

    Mona Lisa
        • beautiful! very original and well executed
        • That should cement his place in the trowlers' hall of fame.
        • It's the idea that makes this one so good.
        • I was going to use this filter on another painting but it looked too simple. However, adding your painting to a real situation really makes this picture, Great Job.
        • Right worker to left one:
          Do you, italians, always have to put people in cement? I mean this is a painting and you still wanna do it the "mafia way"?
  • Gothic Barn

    Gothic Barn
        • That's the best I've ever seen this painting being used.
        • Its Murals Farm life

          [Edited by User on 3/2/2006 12:18:53 AM]
  • etching

  • Picasso

        • It looks like you selected an area and replaced it with a pattern. It does look very good though, no matter how it was done.
  • Andy Warhol

    Andy Warhol
        • I love these stiched entries. great job.
        • I can see that the author can stitch!
  • Starry Night

    Starry Night
        • All it needs are some refrigerator magnets!
        • Starry, starry night.

          Paint your palette blue and grey,

          Look out on a summer's day,

          With eyes that know the darkness in my soul.

        • Van Gogh, a famous master of the Kindergarten School of crayon

        • On 3/3/2006 5:42:03 AM, NewsMaster said:

          Nice indeed. Hand drawn I suppose.

          yep I drew it by hand
  • van gogh

    van gogh
        • i agree, the fraying is brilliant and looks very believable
        • the edges are beautiful. and the pettern on the rest of the painting looks very realistic.
        • I really like this one...great effect and very well done
  • Bosch Autoportrait

    Bosch Autoportrait
        • Excellent job, very original idea! One of my favourites in this contest.
        • wow, very cool looking. and excellent placement on that background
        • Wow!! This is pretty cool stuff NewsMaster! Why not try another one someday... I bet you'll surprise yourself and everybody else too! Cheers!
  • Scream

        • I love these non-parallel stiches. awesome work.
        • excellent stitching, I hate the painting though.
  • Carpet Lisa

    Carpet Lisa
  • Tattoo

        • Now thats what I call Being Ambidextrous
        • I hope the one hand knows what the other is doing..
        • Nice job and cool effect. What is up with "" thing? Is this pic also posted there or are you just telling us about it?
        • is the author's website. Quality entry!
  • Dali Wall

    Dali Wall
        • I love my eggs Sunny rise up...

          [Edited by User on 3/2/2006 12:47:14 AM]
        • All the Kings Men Tribute to Humpty Dumpty.
  • wood grain

    wood grain
        • th virgin Mary looks like she has bloated cheeks. Pretty cool idea.
        • Looks somewhat haunted too! Quality entry
  • Cross Stitched

    Cross Stitched
        • I like the addition of other items to the simple filter
        • Nice job to actually chop something instead of only using a filter. i like it.
        • You took an otherwise simple filter and added a touch of reality, good job.
  • Rembrandt Carpet

    Rembrandt Carpet

  • Stitching Lisa

    Stitching Lisa
  • Graffiti Memory

    Graffiti Memory
        • great job on the graffiti. only the spray cans look like they are floating.
        • on the left side the lines arn't really lined up
  • Cross Stitched

    Cross Stitched
  • Tapestry girl

    Tapestry girl
        • Looks more like a tile mosaic to me. Nice.
  • Scream Statue

    Scream Statue
        • good choice of color for the statue. It does look a little flat though.
        • You need to add depth to the statue, it looks very flat. Also, looking at the angle of the base, the statue should be skewed back some more.
  • Glass Tile

    Glass Tile
  • Stitched Sistine Chapel

    Stitched Sistine Chapel
  • Raleigh

  • Leonardo

  • morning

        • the painting looks more like a stitched blanket than a picture, i like it
        • It is a bit hard to see the pic...may have been better if a bit more detail were maintained.
28 image entries
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This contest is fueled by the following news: When he went to work, Michelangelo spent a scant four years painting the ceiling of the Vatican's Sistine Chapel (in the early part of the 1500s). Some five hundred years later, it has taken Joanna Lopianowski-Roberts almost ten years to cross stitch a replica of Michelangelo's original work of art. Roberts also published a book showing others how to undertake the massive cross stitch project. Roberts work is not the same size as Michelangelo's work; however, she does maintain that it is the largest cross stitch effort of all time and has applied to the Guinness Book of World Records. Roberts, who is now 41, started her prohect in October 1995. She came across a picture of the Sistine Chapel and decided to make a cross stitch replica of the ceiling painting. The finished work includes 628,296 stitches in 1,809 different colors. She spent over 700 hours designing the pattern in the first instance before she began work.