Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Copycat Magazine Challenge: Almost May Day!








For this edition of Debbidoo's Copycat Magazine Challenge, I was looking for May Day door baskets/decor, like this one:


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This would look so cute on a garden gate for May Day.


Oddly enough, I found my inspiration from the January 2012 edition of Country Homes & Interiors: 


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The article is about using flowers in Christmas decorating, and I love these two images:


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This image reminds me of Debbie's window in her fabulous kitchen!  She has teacups hanging in her window.



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This is the craft that reminds me of May Day.  


I tried to make the little hanging teacup (from a doorknob) but it did not look very good.  Plus, we do not have a doorknob on our front door.  Doh!  *forehead slap*

So I decided, so what!  I'll just paint the darn thing, and I did.

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I had much more fun painting this than making it for real.  The colors will look more intense once I varnish it in a couple of months.


I am determined to make a May Day door basket, so come back on May 1st and see what I make for our front door.


Until next time...

Blessings!
Ricki Jill



30 comments:

  1. Wow, You are SO TALENTED!!! I am SO IMPRESSED!!! I like your painting much better than the actual hanging teacup AND you don't have to worry about it breaking...
    So HARD TO BELIEVE May is here "ALREADY"!!!
    Extra prayers for your Grandma,
    Big Hugs to you,
    Donna

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  2. Are you kidding me? You painted that? HOw gorgeous. You must find a place to hang your work of art Ricki. I really LOVED that window and want to copy it now with the tree branch...how cool is THAT? Thanks for sharing, and always joining in on the fun. I am shocked still you painted that.

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  3. I am now bowing down to you, oh great painter of the copycat challenge! Wow, Ricki Jill, you are amazing! That is a gorgeous painting.

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  4. Oh My Gosh Ricki you AMAZE me!!! That picture is so gorgeous.
    The detail and colour. Can't wait to see what you do for your May door.

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  5. This is beautiful! You can find a lot of inspiration for so many things in magazines. You really are so talented!

    XO,
    Jane

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  6. Gorgeous. I love your painting. Now that I've been trying to paint at my art class, I have an even keener appreciation of your talents. That is a pretty door hanging, but I would be afraid of breaking the tea cup.

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  7. Wow! I was mesmerized with your painting Ricki! You are a one great artist. I also love the idea of the hanging transparent bottles.

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  8. That is seriously AMAZING!!!
    Your paintings really speak to me.

    Now I want a May Day basket!
    Amy

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  9. RJ! Look at this! I didn't realize you were such a talented artist! Your painting is gorgeous! I love it.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  10. Oh my sweet talented friend, it is gorgeous ( but of course it is) Hugs! P.S> I hope you will join us at the hop tomorrow :-)

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  11. I just love the teacups hanging from the beautiful blue ribbon. They are all gorgeous!

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  12. I'm speechless! How amazing are you...painting something like that and it looks soooo good. Wow, just wow. I'm off to tell my fb peeps about this. Awesome job!

    Shasta

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  13. Ricki Jill I can't believe how you can casually say
    " I'll just paint the darn thing"!
    I think your painting is wonderful and would love to own it!
    How talented you are.
    xo
    Maggie

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  14. you are amazing! this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! applause for you my friend...kudos!!!!! i hope things are going much better for you this week : ) sending tons of hugs and hope the little package made it to you safely : )

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  15. Absolutely wonderful and creative. Incredibly beautiful painting.

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  16. Ricki Jill that teacup art is breathtakingly beautiful. A fabulous idea for a door hanger, but also for the window. This I will have to give a try ...

    Have a wonderful day ~
    TTFN ~
    Hugs,
    Marydon

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  17. Hi Ricki Jill,
    You paint so well! I'd be interested to see this photo and the varnished one in a couple of months for comparison. Most of us are not oil painters, we would love to SEE it to know what you mean!
    Lovely work as always,
    -Revi

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  18. FREAKING INCREDIBLE! Love, love, love!

    Grins,
    Pamm

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  19. FREAKING INCREDIBLE! Love, love, love!

    Grins,
    Pamm

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  20. Wow, you are so TALEEENTED, what can I say! When a copy cat, I don't usually make it myself like you. Lovely. Hugs,
    FABBY

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  21. I thought it was real! Then I realized you meant "literally" paint it!! Amazing!!!
    xxDaniella

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  22. Ricki, that's amazing! You are so talented. Love it! This is the best copycat I've seen!
    Debbie

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  23. "I will just paint the darn thing....." Okay, that....that is amazing!! So, in my case I would be running around like a fool trying to glue some roses to the inside of a teacup and... too much!! :)

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  24. Wow....your really good at this! I wish I could paint like that!
    Cindy

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  25. I have just one word for your painting "beautiful"!

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  26. OMG what a beautiful painting. I just love it. I love teacups.

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  27. Very pretty, Ricki Jill! I love the idea of a teacup like this. How great to make a real one, but I wonder how it would hold up hanging from a door. : )

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  28. Wow! What a beautiful painting! You are so talented. :-) I can't wait to see what you come up with for your May Day basket. Have a lovely weekend!
    Sharla

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I read and appreciate all of your comments :D