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Decided to do the [livejournal.com profile] quicky_bang and was paired up with [livejournal.com profile] wetsammy to do a banner for her story Cracked Cement Pond. Could not have been happier!!!!!!

Cracked Cement Pond [1,639 words, Wincest, preseries, exhibitionism, fingering, anal sex, possessive Dean]
Dean stood with his hands on his hips at the side of the cracked cement pond that passed for a pool in their current motel. It wasn't much but it was more than they usually got from the dives they stayed at.


this would never appeal to me at all right? :P LOL
Cracked Cement Pond
Author:[livejournal.com profile] wetsammy
Artist:[livejournal.com profile] meesasometimes
Pairing: Sam/Dean
Yes, there will be porn


so, of course I thought I should stitch some and I did, the indecision came when I started messing with it and adding a background and some photo effects. I figured I sould go grungy and dirty and bad oh so wrong and so on the first attempt I added a bunch of shadow and darkened it up, I liked what it did to the stitching and I didn't even mind that you could see the background threads, I loved the texture of the fabric showing but I thought
Oh, What the Hell, let's try it again.
 photo cracked cement1_2.jpg

the second time I cleaned up the stitching and used a pic with a high flash and really whitened it out. I used a super clean blue pool. I like the effects but it still wasn't right.

 photo cracked cement 2.jpg

....and THIRD TIME'S A CHARM as far as I'm concerned. I used that same clean stitched high flash photo and wet back to my original grittier background, and then I filtered it to look VERY nighttime, very dark and voyueristic and when I added that tile I was like LIGHTBULB moment. YAY!!!! The stitching is less prominent but I think it just works.
 photo cracked cement 3.jpg
 funny enough, usually it's font that I frig around with forever but not this time, the font was easy :)

addition: this is the embroidered piece I started with :)

 photo SAM_6699.jpg

Date: 2017-03-25 10:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amberdreams.livejournal.com
so wait, the boys are actually, physically stitched with thread? How cool! And I came over here to comment on how much I love the lettering, so it made me smile to see you were pleased with that font yourself.

Date: 2017-03-25 10:48 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] meesasometimes.livejournal.com
yes, I embroidered the boys, maybe I should add a plain starter photo for all you artsy types who'd wanna know and see that. BUT more importantly THE FONT!!!! right? it's so important and sometimes it just makes me crazy so thank you :)

Date: 2017-03-26 09:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amberdreams.livejournal.com
Oh yes, I'd love to see the original embroidery! :D

Date: 2017-03-26 12:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amberdreams.livejournal.com
Ah yes, now I can see it's thread. :D

Date: 2017-03-26 01:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wetsammy.livejournal.com
This piece is gorgeous - thank you so much! It was fascinating to read how you created this and to look at the level of detail and expression you were able to get with the stitching. The coloring of that final piece sets a perfect mood. I feel so lucky to have you create this for that fic!

Date: 2017-03-26 01:34 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] meesasometimes.livejournal.com
Yes, I definately nailed it with the third one, sometimes it's hard to know when it's right, thankfully this one told me loud and clear! I guess we're both lucky because that's how I feel getting to illustrate your wonderful story♥

Date: 2017-03-26 01:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emmatheslayer.livejournal.com
Awesome work

Date: 2017-03-26 01:34 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] meesasometimes.livejournal.com
thank you dear, I don't know if I said anything about the last art you posted but I was blown away....I'm going to head over to your page now!

Date: 2017-04-02 06:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emmatheslayer.livejournal.com
Your so sweet you know that

Date: 2017-03-26 03:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] runedgirl.livejournal.com
These are all beautiful, but I love the third one best. Gorgeous.

Date: 2017-03-26 12:15 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] meesasometimes.livejournal.com
oh good, it's nice when a piece finally talks to you and tells you YES!!! I'm the one :)

Date: 2017-03-26 02:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] supernutjapan.livejournal.com
Love the art hon! Very simple and beautiful <3

Date: 2017-03-26 04:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] meesasometimes.livejournal.com
thank you very much, it was fun to do :)

Date: 2017-03-26 05:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] big-heart-june.livejournal.com
ughhhhh i LOVE it when you stitch, makes me long to be an author so you'd stitch for me :DD ♥ these are beeeeeeautiful, baby, i am in absolute awe. your author is the luckiest ♥

Date: 2017-03-26 07:11 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] meesasometimes.livejournal.com
I'll stitch for you anyway sweetheart♥ I have a package I'm putting together for you for your birthday. I had hoped to get it to you for Valentines but...so goes it. Expect some needlework coming your way. Porn.

Date: 2017-03-26 07:36 pm (UTC)
ext_57687: (random | rlbivob i can't even)
From: [identity profile] big-heart-june.livejournal.com
*____________________________*

!!!

ohmygoddd!! are you for real?? i could srsly pass out wth happiness! just two more months!!!

c'mere you, you're my best baby and i love you so ♥♥♥

Date: 2017-03-27 08:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] milly-gal.livejournal.com
That's GORGEOUS!! I actually love all three versions but I think you're right, despite the stitching being less noticeable the third one is the stunner :DDD

Date: 2017-03-28 12:28 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] meesasometimes.livejournal.com
thank you Milly!!!! you know, your art has a simple style that would be fun to recreate with stitching...we should colab sometime :)

Date: 2017-03-27 07:15 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] beelikej.livejournal.com
I love your messing around :-) The original embroidered piece is already so very cool (that hand up in those cut-offs, wahey!) and then you started playing with pools and colours and it's just such FUN <3 The font fits perfectly with the lines of the embroidery, good choice! Thanks for joining the challenge and for sharing your thoughtprocess and set ups. *twirls you*

Date: 2017-03-28 12:33 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] meesasometimes.livejournal.com
thanks bee, it was really a fun challenge :) I like the low stress quick turn around. I feel less likely to disappoint my writer that way (that's kind of sad isn't it?) But this was a perfect fit for me. I feel like I could play around with overlays forever, I just have to put a limit on myself, I usually feel that way with font too but this one just jumped out at me and looked perfect right from the start.

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