Using this collection of prints from Ballard as my 'model', I made my own wall art.
I saw this in the first catalog I received from Ballard and have been in love with the prints - - NOT the price!! Can you believe they want $169 for the collection???? I knew I could come up with something a lot cheaper!!
I've been wanting to make my knock off for some time, but finding a SQUARE frame was NOT an easy task. Plenty of rectangle frames to choose from, but square???? Nope.
I ended up going into GoodWill one afternoon and found 2 square frames!! They were $3 each!! YAY!!
I had to sand them both down, and then I repainted them in my Edelweiss paint and sanded a little more to distress them.
For the picture itself, I just used different cardstock and cut most of the shapes with my cricut using my Sure Cuts A Lot program.
I used Coordinations Paper. I sanded it, inked it, and used markers. I used a tan colored sharpie on the center flower and I love how it gave it some detail with out overdoing the definition..... I love Coordinations paper!!
I hope you like my knock off. It was a fun project to do. But.... I think I'm going to re-do my picture.....
I've been searching for fabric for my bedding, and since I can't find THE fabric I love in these colors, I believe I'm going to have to use different colors and go with something else......... I'm so sad. I found fabric that I love in these colors in the current Quilt magazine. It's Bella by Possibilities for Quilting Treasures. The collection has 14 different fabrics and I designed my quilt to use all 14. The bad news??? I can't find the whole collection anywhere!! Seriously thinking about 'opening' my own business so I can get it from the manufacturer...... but I'd have to buy full bolts of each, and I am just not made of money!!! And then what would I do with all the fabric I didn't use??? I don't think I would like the fabric as much if I used it to decorate the WHOLE HOUSE!!! Mr. Inspiring would have a cow, too!!
Oh, well......... I'll figure it out. Maybe I'll come up with a color combo I like even better!! I hope so, because I really had my sights set on this one!!!
Have a happy and safe 4th of July!!
Hugs ~~ Suz
I'm linking up to these FANTABULOUS parties!!