Sunday, October 30, 2011

Magazine Copy Cat Challenge



You know I love a good challenge...
and magazine inspiration is at the top of my list.
is hosting a magazine copy cat challenge.







Julie from Idyllhours reminded me last week
that I had this old rake that I had found a few years ago.
It's been around for a few leaf seasons and I actually use it when I have to.
I had a few twigs of bittersweet left
and a little faux cedar from a Christmas branch.


my original attempt was too sparse,
so I added in some Fall leaves to help out.



sorta blah...


Here's my inspiration photo...


from here.
Love this magazine.
And even if you aren't a big time gardener
you'll still enjoy the natural decor ideas with antique and vintage finds


So here it is,
and I think for Christmas I'll just take out the bittersweet and leaves,
then add more evergreens with red berries and holly.




This is where it ended up.
Love the way the light shines through the leaves.




Now run by Debbie's Party and see the rest of the fun!

I'm also joining in on these parties:










xoxo,

29 comments:

  1. WOW, I am so going to try this ever so cute and clever idea! I have spied that mag, but never bought it as I am a terrible gardener. Thank you so very much Debra for joining in. I am having a BLAST! I look forward to next months and all the Holiday ideas we can copy.

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  2. Hi Debra... I think your old broom rake looks fantastic!... thanks for the mention of mine... I love Country Gardens and couldn't wait to make mine, especially when I found my daddy's old broom rake... it will be fun to decorate them for the different Seasons and holidays... my snowberries pooped out too, so mine is a little sparse now too, maybe I will add some leaves like yours... also, I LOVE that plaid throw in your chair!!!... xoxo Julie Marie PS Thanks for visiting my Halloween posts... I get a bit carried away this time of year!

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  3. Hi Debra! LOVE the rake!! You did a great version of your inspiration page! It looks right at home with your vignette! Great job!

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  4. Looks great and super good Copy Cat~!

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  5. Oh that is So VERY VERY VERY pretty... I don't think I will ever look at a Metal Rake the same...

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  6. Nice job Debra. Looks great with the light shining through.

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  7. Yours looks just wonderful! Great job copying!

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  8. Great Copy Cat Challenge entry! I love it!

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  9. I love it! Your version has so many more pretty things to look at.

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  10. Great job! Love the whole idea.

    (I'm unable to link to the parties just by clicking on the photos; seems the HTML code isn't there. Are they listed anywhere else? Would love to swing by, especially the Tuesday's Treasures. Haven't seen that one.)

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  11. You "got" it dear girl. I have more old rakes than I have cat hair on my clothes so I might could do that if I copied you and Julie-Marie.

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  12. A great copy cat!! You did a great job and very cute idea. Love it.

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  13. You did a great job copying the original. I can hardly tell them apart! That's a cute idea to decorate a rake for the Fall since it's really a Fall icon with all the leaves.

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  14. You did a fantastic job! It looks great.

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  15. I remembered that picture from somewhere. I love that magazine, even though my thumb isn't green either. I thought the shed on the front was a clever idea, too. Your rake turned out great. Maybe I will try that next year. Happy Halloween!

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  16. Now I know what is going on my door until Thanksgiving goes up. I like you added colors. Two thumbs up to you!

    Cathy's Cupboard Calamity

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  17. That turned out so great, Debra! Such a fun challenge!

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  18. Hi Debra, very nice vignette indeed. I especially like the bird cage with the owl inside! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  19. How cute Debra and I love your cozy little sitting area on your porch.

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  20. I like this because it looks so natural, Debra! Great spot you chose to put it, too. I love when you can pull decorating off with things that are already around the house ~ whether from nature or the craft room!

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  21. Oh WOW! It's so pretty. I love, love, love it.

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  22. LOVE it Debra! Gorgeous copy, more gorgeous than the one you are copying:) Have a blessed day, HUGS!

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  23. That looks just lovely Debra! It is such a clever way to add some charm to a space and I love that you can switch it up seasonally. Great job! :-)
    Vanessa

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  24. I love it... you did a super great copy cat...It "leaf's" me speechless with admiration for your creative talents

    - KAT -

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  25. You are a great copy-catter! It's so cute!

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  26. I love how your old rack broom turned out and love the idea that you can change it out for Christmas.
    I think there is an old rack like that in my garage. Hmmmm :0)
    Barb

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  27. This is so exciting I can barely type!! I have an old useless bent red rake that I have been reluctant to toss just knowing some inspiration would come along....so a big thank you! Can't wait to make this.

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  28. What a great idea, so cute...you did an excellent job! Love your porch!!!

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