Sunday, August 21, 2011

Oh My . . .

I am in love.  {Yes, again}.  I got a rolled canvas from UPrinting.com.  Do you remember my giveaway here?  Well, I got a rolled canvas for myself and used a French letter graphic.  This one, to be specific.  From our favorite sharer of vintage images, The Graphics Fairy.

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I have to say I am really impressed!  I had no idea it would come out this good! 

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Here is a little more of a close up.  The handwriting is just beautiful!

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I had always loved the large piece that Sherry at No Minimalist Here did.  She copied one she loved from Ballard Designs, but at a much more reasonable price.  She did a fabulous job on hers! Here is Sherry’s ~

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And here is Ballard’s ~

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I’m on the right track, but I’m not sure how I’m going to mount it.  On a nice piece of wood is my first thought, but I’ll have to think about it before I commit. 

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I was so eager to show you how it came out!  Once it is totally done I will take a picture in better lighting! 

Linking up with

Brag Monday at The Graphics Fairy

Kathy

28 comments:

Sassy Marsha said...

This is great, Kathy!

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

Kathy how about mounting that beauty with canvas stretchers? It is beautiful!
Susan

sissie said...

Hi Kathy,
I love it. It did turn out wonderful. I've always loved Sherry's too.

hugs
Sissie

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

Hi Kathy, What size is yours?

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Kathy, Great choice with the French letter and it will look wonderful however you mount it. Thanks for the link and mention. Can you believe I still get more views of the Ballard knock-off than any other post! Thanks again!
Hugs,
Sherry

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Oh Kathy, I love it.... it's beautiful!
hugs~~~ Daphne

Liz said...

Hi Kathy,
I LUV this idea...it's so unique! Yours turned out beautiful, good job!! Thanks for sharing! XO ~Liz

Nancy said...

Kathy, That is so cool!! I Love it. Can't wait to see the finished product too. My first thought would be a board with the Walnut Ink edges.

Huggs, Nancy

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Kathy this is a great idea! I have a tear sheet torn from a home magazine of this exact idea and had forgotten all about it! I had been thinking I'd use the one I won for a photo from the wedding but now you've got me thinking outside the box! Thanks again!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Oh, I love this, it's going to turn out great!!

Barbara Jean said...

Love it. Turned out Wonderful!!!

blessings
barbara jean

Betsy (BB) said...

Oh, I love this! It looks great! A friend brought me a French 1870's document last night. Now, you have given me a great idea!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Just beautiful - it will be such a lovely focal point in any room.

melissa * 320 Sycamore said...

Kathy~
It is beautiful! Can't wait to see what you decide :) ♥ that one of Sherry's too~

Red Door Home said...

What a greta idea for a cnavas! Can't wait to see where you put it!~

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I cannot wait to see how this turns out. I SO loved what Sherry did and no doubt you will be just as creative.

Michele Smith said...

What a neat idea. I can't wait to see where you put it! Looks great and I love Sherry's too!

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Oh my! is this ever a stunning piece! you just cannot go wrong! it's so vintage and yummy!

thanks for sharing! I love that image from Graphics Fairy


ciao bella

Creative Carmelina

Leslie said...

LOVE.
What size is it and how much was it? (I am so very nosey.
I want to make this: http://pinterest.com/pin/64281563/
I'm off to Uprinting to see how much it will be...
What's happening wif yer howse?
~me

Kim said...

Are you going to distress the edges like the other ones?

MJ Ornaments said...

This is so cool, I can't wait to see how you hang it!
Take care,
Martha

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

I love this! I am so anxious to see your finished product.

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

I love this Kathy!!! What a great idea, it's gorgeous!!!

Pamela said...

Love it Kathy!! Itt urned out perfect!

art is beauty said...

I love it! Coming over from the graphics fairy and your newest follower.:)
Would love it if you popped over
thanks,
Karin
www.artisbeauty.net

Anonymous said...

Hi Katy,
I really like your idea. I was just looking for an idea of ​​picture frame for my living room. I think I'll look in my old genealogy documents.
I do not know if you know but the document you've done reproduce is a receipt for the support of a quarter to a minor.
Excuse my English, I am French-speaking Quebecer. I find it interesting that the French document were so attractive to english people.
Annick

{oc cottage} said...

Completely AWESOME!!!

m ^..^

Erin said...

This looks really cool, I love the idea! I don't know what I would do with it in my house, but it definitely looks cool.

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