Thursday, June 30, 2011

Copy Me

 Debbie of  Debbie Doos Blogging and Blabbing is having a fun linky party. The challenge is to duplicate a photo from any magazine of your choice. Sounds like fun right? There's only one problem...I have a plain ole point and shoot, nothing fancy, but I thought what the heck, it's a chance to practice  and improve my photography  skills, plus it's an excuse to play. So after looking through my collection of 9 skillion magazines I found something I wanted to try. The copy didn't have to be an exact duplicate so that made it even more fun. I found a picture that was simple but pretty in Jeanne d 'Arc Living. Here is the original:




I don't have a clock or a silver urn like the one in the the picture, but I have a collage that I made with a similar shape. I have lots of silver pieces, but none like the one pictured so I used one of my small silver plate  tea pots. In place of the Orchid I used coffee filter flowers that I made for my tree last Christmas. I couldn't tell from the original picture what those other things are that are pictured, but I think they are tools for caring for Orchids. To get the same feel as the photo I used finials that I bought a while ago at the Dollar Tree. In place of the simple linens that are shown folded I used some of  my collection of thrift store lace and doilies. Twine? no problem, I've got lots of that.. Here is my rendition:

I think there is a photo in the lower right corner so I added a copy of a vintage photo to my vignette. I folded my linens a little more casually, I wanted a little softer look. While It's not an exact duplicate I think it kind of captures the feel of the photo. Once again here's the photo from Jeanne d 'Arc Living Magazine:

Jeanne d' Arc Living Magazine

And here's my take on it:





I'm linking up with  Debbie Doos Blogging and Blabbing   for the Magazine Copy Challenge.
and At the picket Fence  for Inspiration Friday and  My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday.



43 comments:

  1. You know you did pretty darn amazing with that little point and shoot. You are spot on with your challenge, with your own twist. I love it, and so happy you joined. This is FUNNNNNNNNNNNN!

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  2. Gorgeous! I like yours better than the magazine's! The crown, the twine, the pitcher and fleur d'lis - perfection!

    Jeanine

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  3. That's adorable and so pretty too! I like yours better than the magazine!

    Rondell

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  4. great job. wasn't this the funniest little project. Deb does keep us all on our toes.

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  5. Girl, you are like a stylist! I love the textures and effects that you added to the photos near the end of your post. Very creative.

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  6. wow...i think i like yours better! well done! just lovely!

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  7. *awesome* I have never seen that magazine before, but I hear that it is lovely, and I think you did an amazing job with the challenge! :DI agree with Petite Michelle that yours looks nicer!

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  8. I like yours better too, the lace linens do it for me! I really love the texture and coloring in the last one! I think I would love this magazine!
    Debbie@refreshrestyle.com

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  9. Summertime and the living is lovely at your house!

    Happy 4th!

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  10. Ahh!!! Better than the inspiration image! The linens that you used are to die for!

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  11. O' I like your rendition better!..and WOW,you sure know your way around a camera.Love this!

    I'm wishing for a trip to the big water at LazyonLoblolly.
    So I just wheeled down to the fish pond!
    ~Jo
    LazyonLoblolly

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  12. I like yours best too! Beautiful!

    hugs
    Sissie

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  13. Karen I'm liking yours better then the original! Sooooooo pretty! Martina

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  14. Well, girl...my GOSH what a great job you did. I love it. Good job!!
    Isn't this so much fun...I've always loved copy-catting so this was right up my alley.
    I am linking up to follow...:))
    xo bj

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  15. Silly me...I already am a follower...:)))

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  16. Wonderful photo! I think you did a great job capturing the feeling of the magazine pic and I like yours better! hugs, Linda

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  17. Very Very Very Cute! I love yours even better than the original! xo Diana

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  18. Your vignette belongs in a magazine Karen. Such a beautiful interpretation. Love it.

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  19. I love it!! I think it is better than the magazine!! Really pretty!!

    I have been DYING to try coffee filter flowers!! I can't find a tutorial anywhere!!! If you know how I can make them, I'd love to know! Even if you have to write it? I don't want to bother you!! Let me know, and I'll give you my email if you need it!!

    Awesome job!!
    xxDaniella

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  20. You've copy catted very well. Actually, I like your set up much better than the magazines! Just so lovely.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  21. well, move over Jeanne d' Arc Living Magazine, Karen from shabby sweet cottage is taking over. beautiful job, Karen. i love your vignette. your pictures are gorgeous.

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  22. You did a great job with that copy! I happen to like yours better-- your coffee pot and lace did it for me!
    from Debbies Party!

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  23. Absolutely lovely! Yours has so much more depth and texture than the inspiration photo and it all looks beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday this week!
    Vanessa

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  24. Beautiful! Your photos with that point and shoot are outstanding. Love your laces, and that finial. I bought 3 of those finials , aren't they so neat? I really love your crown and script too, even more than the clock face.

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  25. Looove it! Love the idea behind it too! You did such a wonderful job, yours vignette is every bit as beautiful and interesting of the one from 'Jeanne d' Arc Living' magazine!How fun. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful 4th.! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

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  26. Very pretty. I think I like yours better.
    D

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  27. I like your better too. The crown is great and I love the yarn.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  28. How gorgeous...I think yours looks better than the one in the magazine :)
    Q~

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  29. Your version is outstandingly beautiful. I loved seeing it. I'm a new follower and hope you follow me. Come for a visit soon to see how I'm a copycat! ;)
    Thanks,
    Helen

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  30. Your creation is much better than the original. They could take lessons from you!

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  31. You did a great job of capturing the "feel" of the pic!

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  32. Fabulous job! Soooo lovely.

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  33. What a fun challenge! You did a great job and I agree, yours actually looks better :)Thank you for the sweet compliment about our project.

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  34. LOVE your display! You did a fabulous job and the photo is spot on. I stopped by from Debbiedoo's and so glad to find you. I'm a new follower and look forward to visiting often.

    Stop by and say hi when you can. Have a happy 4th!

    Pat

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  35. I think your interpretation is prettier than the original! Beautiful!

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  36. How creative, I love your personal spin. You've got REAL talent!
    Patti

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  37. Oh wow so creative. I love it!

    Dee

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  38. Thanks for your visit. We must keep in touch.
    Following you back!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  39. looks great! I was out of town and didn't get to do this link party :( I hope she does it again!

    Jen
    www.dishesandsocks.com

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  40. I love yours! I think it's much 'warmer' and inviting -- the original looks a bit 'sterile' to me! Great job!

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  41. Tienes un blog muy lindo he interesante, me gustaria seguirlo.
    Si lo deseas te invito a conocer mi blog. Saludos. Manoli.

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