Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Copying Veranda

 At first I couldn't find anything to copy and then I remembered the Ex Votos I started last Christmas.  I saw a picture in Veranda Magazine and  my wheels started spinning. I've been seeing  beautiful Ex Votos   everywhere, so I decided I would try making my own. I molded my Ex Voto copies last November so I pulled them out and finished them. Then I set about trying to style the picture sort of like the inspiration pic. This is what I came up with;


This is the inspiration photo;


Of course when I tore this image out of the magazine I was only thinking of  trying to copy that white and rhinestone beauty. For some reason they got put on the back burner last Christmas. Somehow it all came together for the Copy Cat Challenge at Debbiedoo's. I don't own anything in the golds pictured in the magazine photo so I used what I had on hand. Except for the flowers which I purchased at the produce market very reasonably.





My little copies are made from sculptamold modeling compound and were formed in candy molds. I couldn't find a flame  mold so I substituted a crown. After they dried I sanded them and painted them white. I used diamond glaze thinned with water to give them a lacquer like shine. Then I added rhinestone chain around the edges of the heart. I used silver glass glitter on the edges of the crown and rhinestones on the points of the crown. Next jewels were added to the center of the hearts. I guess they're not exactly like the originals huh? I intend to finish the rest of them add ribbon and hang them on my tree this Christmas. I'm behind and ahead at the same time LOL. A few more looks;




                                                The Inspiration                            



                                                         The CopyCat
                                           
Joining these great parties this week.

                                       Debbiedoo's Magazine CopyCat challenge

                                       My Romantic Home

                                        Ivy and Elephants

32 comments:

  1. Your photos are beautiful--I so enjoy reading your blog entries!
    Linda at mysewwhatblog

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  2. I just saw you over at Debbie's copycat challenge and had to stop by. I thought that your "copycat" was the original. Seriously it is so much more beautiful than your inspiration. You did an absolutely fabulous job. I may have to copy you now. Lol I hope you will link this up tonight at my party.

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  3. they are BEYOND stunning...soooo divine!!! ok..I MUST have one! are any for sale?? please DO tell! ;)

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  4. Karen- You know what? I actually like YOUR version better than the one in Veranda! It is just gorgeous. xo Diana

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  5. Wow, I think they are beautiful, Karen! You did a great job on these! Yours stand out to me more than the ones in your inspiration picture.

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  6. Oh what a beautiful copy cat! I really love yours better and your little trinkets are lovely!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  7. A beautiful copy cat Karen! The photos are lovely.

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  8. You rock Karen! You definitely have this copy cat gig down pat. Looks beautiful. I am so glad you joined me. Enjoy the party, and thank you again for sharing!~ XO

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  9. Your version is gorgeous! Love, love your copycat!

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  10. Oh my goodness. Those are so beautiful! Your copy is just as beautiful-without a doubt!

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  11. Wow, these are beautiful ! Your copycat is really amazing, Karen .

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  12. Well I think you have excelled yourself,I love yours more than the original. I think those gorgeous hearts and stars will look beautiful on a Christmas tree.xx

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  13. I love your version much better than the magazine. It's gorgeous.

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  14. yep, veranda should have copied you, karen:) its beautiful!

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  15. wow...this looks amazing. Veranda is a favorite magazine of mine and love the image you copied!!

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  16. Amazing - I can't believe you made those beauties out of clay!! The entire arrangement is stunning - and magazine worthy!!
    Kelly

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  17. What a gorgeous take on the original. Yours is beautiful, better than the picture in my opinion.

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  18. Oooooooo....I love this one!!! (I love Veranda Magazine!) I like that you used all white for yours with the green only in the greenery.

    So pretty, Karen! And I really needed something to brighten my spirits!

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  19. Wow! I thought you had bought those ex votos!! They're beautiful! Great job!

    xoxo laurie

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  20. Oh Karen,
    Your copy cat Ex Votos are absolutely beautiful. I can imagine how wonderful they will look hanging on a Christmas tree. Great job. Love, love, love them.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    ❤Ana

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  21. Hi, I think they are absolutely gorgeous. I have never heard of them before. They will be beautiful on your tree. Visiting from Debbiedoos. Now a new follower.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  22. Great job on your copying. They are beautiful.

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  23. Wow Karen, you did such a beautiful job. Your clay hearts are gorgeous. I can't get over how pretty this is. Well done!

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  24. Stunning! I missed her challenge again. So happy you participated, it looks beautiful xo

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  25. What a beautiful job. It is so stunning and romantic to me. Great job!!

    Cynthia

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  26. Hi there! It's nice to meet and follow you!
    You did such a nice job decorating!
    Thanks for sharing!!

    Ciao Bella
    Sensible Sarah

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  27. Karen!! These turned out GORGEOUS!!!! What a beautiful job...and how wonderful they will look on a Christmas tree ~ just beautiful! hugs and love, Dawn

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  28. Hi Karen!
    I believe I like yours better! What a great triple heart piece you made. Fabulous! And I love cherubs so you had me at that point. Nice job!

    Hugs, Edie & Marie

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  29. GORGEOUS must say and i love the cherubs

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  30. Such a pretty copy, Karen--I love the chandelier crystals on your white candleholder. It was lovely to hear from you over at my blog today--glad you liked the pear beignets!

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  31. Oh my gosh, just gorgeous!

    Sheila in Oregon

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