Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Artwork for the Living Room!


Has February really come and gone? 
I just can't believe it!  This month has flown by, especially the last few weeks with the arrival of my newhew! Isn't he a cutie!

Anyway,  I know it has been quite a while since I have done a real blog post, but I have been working on a few things for the living room that I wanted to share with you.   Mainly some artwork to go with my DIY Kate Spade Ampersand!  
I've been wanting to create a wall of framed images to go above my new sofa, but I can never seem to find prints or paintings that I like!   I guess I'm just too picky for my own good!  
Well, I was looking for some inspiration and came across a few old ( I'm thinking 1950's or 60's) Vogue images, which was exactly the look and feel of what I was trying to find!  Most of the ones I really liked I could not find prints of, sooooooo what's a DIY gal to do but make her own!
So this past week I pulled out my watercolors and got to work!

Here's the first image I finished!








It fits perfectly in my Ikea frames!






















For now it will sit next to my DIY Kate Spade Ampersand on top of a bookcase, until I get a few more things finished.   I am so loving it next to my Kate Spade Ampersand, and can't wait to see how it will all come together and up on the wall!

What have you all been up to this past week?






21 comments:

  1. The colors are truely amazing! Really makes everything pop :0)

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  2. That looks awesome! Great job! Can't wait to see it all finished.

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  3. WOW!! Pretty!!!!! You're so talented!!

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  4. You are one talented lady! I love the image you chose! And it looks awesome with the ampersand!

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  5. Nice pic!

    p.s. - I love your blog and I'm following you on Twitter now. Please follow me back if you'd like @karmascorner. Thanks!

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  6. how very lovely! you are super talented! i can't wait to see how everything comes together. : )
    ~kristen

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  7. You are very talented! I love watercolours but I'm hopeless painting people. I love the colours you've used.

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  8. Wowzers- great job! Wish I could do something like that! Love looking through old magazines & catalogs. Thanks for sharing at Gettin' Krafty With It!

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  9. This is a fantastic art project. I love it!

    Amy R.

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  10. I love it. Your just like me. Can't find exactly what you want somewhere....MAKE it. :) Awesome job! Keep it out. I will be looking out for the final pictures!

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  11. This is very nice! Hand painted is much nicer than storebought anyday!

    http://inthehammockvintage.blogspot.com

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  12. gorgeous art! when i saw it i looked all over your sidebar for an etsy shop, because i'm thinking you should have one where you can sell your darling artwork...would love for you to share this post on my fridays unfolded in a couple days...new follower!

    blessings,

    alison
    stuff and nonsense

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  13. Thanks Allison!
    I've actually been thinking about starting an Etsy store, so keep keep checking back, you never know!

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  14. that is gorgeous, you are very talented. Thanks for sharing this at my party!

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  15. Cute!

    http://lanis-hammertime.blogspot.com/

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  16. I'm in awe. It's beautiful.

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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  17. Hey Ashley, your art pieces are really coming along. I seriously love them, and this one especially. The red is so well, RED, and it just pops, in a very good way. How fun, you are so inspiring girl.

    I loved it so much......
    I just HAD to FEATURE YOU, come grab a button and display it proudly!!
    Thanks for linking up to Bella Before and After , and if you are a sz8.5, and love cute shoes, come enter to win a pair of BCBGirls Hipster sandals ....GIVEAWAY HERE,I LOVE having you.
    Hugs,
    Bella :)

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