Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery………
I am a new fan of the CSI weekly contest project http://thecsiproject.com/. All of the entries are always so beautiful and inspiring and so when I saw this week’s entry (‘ Ballard inspired designs’), I was puzzled.
I had no idea what Ballard was. Was it a style? An era? A media? I don’t believe we have a Ballard in Canada, so I had to look it up and came across the most beautiful furniture store (OHHH…..it’s a store). I started to browse the site and came across these pretty wall plaques.
As this is my very first entry, I’m a little nervous and somewhat hesitant, but it is my sincere hope that I inspire you just like many of you inspire me.
Here is my version…..I hope you like it.
The original Plaque at Ballard cost $39.00 and measures 7″H x 8″W, whereas my version cost $2.50 (the cost of the pack of self drying clay, of which I used approximately half) and measures 6″H x 7″W.
letting it dry….
…still drying, waiting to be painted…
Displayed on my shelf….
I originally wanted to sand the edges, but decided I liked the raw appearance of it
Sitting on a pretty little outdoor bench I painted a while back
Ma papillon est très jolie n’est pas?
Close up of detail (my dearest hubby has the neatest handprinting so I asked him to do the words…thanks baby! )
Finding Home says
Really beautiful project, I loved the way you incorporated it with the brown transferware!
Morgane @ Bear,Dolly and Moi says
ton papillon est vraiment tres joli!
it looks really good, now it is real art, much better than the Ballard version!
I think you did an awesome job! It’s SO close to original! Very nice. TFS!
Princess of Everything (and then some) says
WOW! That is totally awesome!
Colleen @ MuralMaker&More says
Congratulations! CSI is a wonderful site and it’s a great honor to be in the top 10! I can see why, though – Love the plaque.
So funny about Ballard’s. I hope you subscribe to their catalog from their website. They have such cool stuff. Would love to see what else you come up with!
Would love for you to stop by Sunday and link up to Passion for Paint!
d @ dthatssewme says
GORGEOUS! Now you know what I want for Christmas… :)….love ya babes, proud to be part of your fam!
d @ dthatssewme says
Thanks for linking up to my lil’ linky party! xoxo