Monday, March 15, 2010

Altered Art With A Fleur~ish

I got this fleur de lys from Ballard Designs a few months ago for about $15.00.   Nice enough on its own, but it looks a little puny to me.

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The other boat picture I had {the one with the broken glass} was calling out for use.  I took the frame off the picture and removed the broken glass.  I got to save a step because the frame is already black so I didn’t have to paint.

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I then took these images from The Graphics Fairy.  All with the same antique look and color.

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Once I printed them out, I arranged them right over the boat picture {keeping the mat as is}, to find the most pleasing lay-out, and then I used craft glue to glue them on.

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A little hot glue on the fleur and I have a beefed up fleur and a nice piece of wall art!  I hung it in our spare/guest bedroom, which has a French flair to it.

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Here’s a close-up of the papers I used.

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Don’t forget to enter the giveaway for Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint!  Ends Friday, March 19th!

Linking up with

Brag Monday at The Graphics Fairy

Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch

Make Your Monday at Twice Remembered

It’s So Very Creative at It’s So Very Cheri

Make It Yours at My Backyard Eden

Be Inspired at Room To Inspire

Frugalicious Friday at Finding Fabulous

59 comments:

Liz said...

Very creative, Cathy! I love Ballard Designs...what a great find! ~Liz

Christina said...

Much better! It turned out great!

Design Esquire said...

Looks amazing!

pk @ Room Remix said...

Excellent way to "beef it up"! :-) Creative use of the graphics too. Hope you had a good weekend...

Kammy said...

Wow - you made art - love it ! Great vision and I love the textures !
Kammy

Paula said...

ooh la la Kathy! that is awesome...your creativity is ingenious!! I had missed those images at Karens...what fun & thanks for sharing!

A Touch of Country said...

I love all the textures and wording used. It really makes the fleur de lis "pop" off the pages.

Great Job!

Natalie

Jane said...

This is a wonderful project. I love the combination of papers that you used. They really help turn that fleur into a piece of art.
Jane

kim said...

I love it. I am just getting some great ideas in blog land.

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Kathy, this is fantastique!!! I love it!!

xxoo

Elizabeth @ Southern Comfort said...

What inspiration! Love it! I love your projects :) Keep them coming.

Lou Cinda said...

Well, don't I just LOVE this??? YES!! You did beef it up! And beautifully I might add!

Lou Cinda :)

Marla at Always Nesting said...

Girl, you did good! Looks awesome.

Creative Decor by Brooke said...

I love the papers you put in the background. That turned out beautiful. Very creative.
Brooke

One Cheap B*tch said...

Love it! It came out great! =)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a great idea. It looks wonderful. So pretty. Hugs, Marty

Sue B said...

Oh wow1 so simple but great!
Sue B

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Hi Kathy,
You are so clever!! This is such a great look and so much more interesting than just the fleur de lis alone! Thanks so much for playing along for another "Brag Monday".

The Gypsy Magpie said...

This is so nice... you created a great background for that lonely little fleur de lis! Great job. Your blog is really fun- I'm glad I found it!

Kim Michaud said...

Such a great idea. Love how all the elements came together.

Room to Inspire said...

What a great way to give this great piece a "larger" appearance. And the fleur de lis looks great with that collection of papers!

Chelsea

Patricia said...

Very beautiful!!!

Monica said...

Love how you gave the fleur de lis a vintage/antique feel and made it a more grand presentation. Cool!

Monica

becki said...

Thank you for your sweet comment on the Whippy Cake giveaway! It is always inspiring to hear that my work is enjoyed by others. My whipey cases do make lovely gifts if I may say so! :) good luck on the giveaway.

mishebe said...

Hey this looks great. What a great idea..

Atelier de Charo said...

So creative craft, beautiful "french".

Hugs
Charo

A Cottage Muse said...

Love the way it came out!! Should have been in the Ballard catalog just like that!

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

I love the graphics you used! It all came together beautifully!

Wendy said...

Awesome! I am looking for French inspiration as I redo my bedroom!

west coast nester said...

That turned out just lovely!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Very nice!
It adds so much more character to the simple fleur de lis.

Kimberly

sissie said...

Hi Kathy,
You know me, I'm liking your fleur!

And yes, that's a fleur on my wooden container.

Really pretty picture though, love how you used the graphics for the background.

hugs
Sissie

PetraB said...

A really grand presentation. Petra.xx

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

very pretty~! I needed an idea for framing my french keys from Pottery barn so this looks like a good idea for them..

Jan said...

Beautiful piece..love the addition of the graphic's fairy!

2amscrapper said...

Love your idea!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Turned out so great!

Amy said...

Very cool!

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

It's lovely and I think it looks very "you"! Nicely done.

Manuela@TPOH said...

What a wonderful way to use that fleur! It really makes more of an impact than just hanging it by itself on the wall.

Manuela

Prior said...

Nice mix of embellishments, well done! Lezlee

Sandra said...

Love how it turned out...come see my egg!

Dayhomemama said...

HA! I LOVE it! Magical transformation!

The Stylish House said...

Kathy,
I like the mixture of the fleur de lis with the old style fonts. This definitely created a piece that has more presence, nicely done!
Cathy

The DIY Show Off said...

So pretty! You're always so darn creative! ;) I love it with the graphics and frame! Great job!

Roeshel

Becolorful said...

Well done. You made The Graphic Fairy proud. :-0
Pam @ Becolorful

Melissa Miller said...

Kathy that is just so neat! What a fabulous and creative idea. Love it. :)

Becca said...

What a great idea !! I'm definitely putting this creative project on my list. It looks perfect !! Well done.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Great idea! It looks wonderful!

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Love your new fleur-de-lis art! Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment Kathy! One of these days we should do a LI bloggers meet-up!

all thingz related said...

Way to go! The background couldn't be any more prefect for such a pretty fleur de lis! Just beautiful!
~Bridgette {allthingzrelated}

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

Loving this collage...so creative!! It turned out beautiful!

Hugs,
Victoria

Richella said...

Kathy, I'm not surprised to see so many comments on this post. This is wonderful! What a great idea to put all those elements together to create a new piece of art! I really like this!

Room to Inspire said...

I am so glad you linked this project up to Be Inspired today! You know me and Fleur de lis!

Chelsea

Sandra said...

Wow, you did an awesome job! I love the way you are displaying it all!
Sandra

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

very nice!

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Kathy, this is such a pretty combination you put together! You always have a good eye! :)

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Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

Hi Kathy,
Just me again. Wanted to thank you for linking this up to Make it Yours day!

Stephanie Lynn said...

Love the way you put this together! It looks fabulous!

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