Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Copycat

I'm sure many of you know Debbie of Debbiedoos. Well, I'm sure many of you also know that she's having a Magazine Copycat party. So, I had to try my hand at it. After all, Debbie makes it look so easy.

Can I just say? Not so easy. I definitely won't be quitting my day job to photograph magazine layouts any time soon ever.

I started with this rather pretty spread from Flea Market Style.



Of course, I wanted to switch it up a bit. Make it my own...copy, but not copy, if you will.



I don't think it turned out too well. I can see lots of things I should have done differently. Which gets me thinking...remember when Debbie had that party of all the "oops" moments? You know, the crafts & such that didn't turn out too well? Maybe she needs to have another one of those parties so I can enter my magazine copycat attempt. Just sayin'. ;D

I'm sure that there have been many more successful attempts than mine so you should probably head over to Debbie's Copycat party & check 'em out.



As always, thank you for visiting me despite my fruitless attempts at magazine photography!

20 comments:

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

First off, it is NOT bad, or an oops at all. You actually chose a really difficult one. Sure it looks easy, but this one is not. I have an oops one too, I have not shown it yet. It is not horrible, however, it is not my best. Practice Gina...I will do this again. I do love that you put your own twist on it with the colored buttons. KUDOS Kid you done better than you think!!

Cheryl said...

Gina,
I like your version even better!
Happy 4th,
Cheryl

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Me too, I think it looks great! I so wanted to join this party but just don't have the extra time like I usually do, I hope Deb does has this again soon!

Rondell

Dawna said...

Hi Gina..I actually like the colored buttons in yours better too!! and your sense of humor!! You make me smile....it is late and I am off to bed!! Good job!!

Eileen @ Cottage Beach House said...

I am agreeing with the majority, When I first saw your photo, the first thing I thought was I am loving those candy pink buttons even more than the white ones!!

bj said...

Are you kidding me? This look fabulous and it's no where NEAR an oops..:))

Jo said...

Gina,yours is so much more colorful and what a great idea you have givin' us in blogland,I had not thought about using buttons, and why I don't know,shucks there water-proof,duh!Why haven't we thought of this before,WOW! thanks for sharing, now I know what to do with all those extra buttons I have accumulated over the years,AWESOME!!
~Jo
LazyonLoblolly

Ana said...

Don't now what your talking about Gina...It turned out awesome...I like how much more colorful it is than the original. Love the softness around the edges too. You did good my freind.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

Victoria said...

I agree with everyone else Gina, I think it looks great! It's much brighter and happier than the all white one:) Very cute!

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

What a great project to copy cat! I love the idea of buttons and flowers. Very clever :D

NanaDiana said...

Gina- I think it looks REALLY cute...love the colored buttons...and while this LOOKS simple I think it is probably a lot more difficult than it appears! Sometimes those "simple" ideas are the hardest to copy! I don't think it is an OOOOPS at all- I LIKE IT! XO Diana

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I would never have thought to use buttons in a vase, but it's actually a good idea. And I'm with everybody else, I like your colored buttons better than the original.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Your copy looks good to me. I love the colored buttons more than the all white.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Gina, I love Debbie and wanted to join her party. I kept looking through magazines and then thought oh forget it! I think you did great, better than me!

Carol

D said...

Well, I love your button vase. :)
D

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Gina, I love it, and I like the colorful buttons! :D

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Gina I think you did just fine! I love the colors and as everyone including me has said, this was not as easy as it sounded! I'm glad you joined in! Hugs, Linda

Queenie said...

I love this idea Gina! I think yours looks better than the magazines with the punch of color in all of the variety of buttons...great job :)
Q~

Honey at 2805 said...

In my opinion yours is better than the original, Gina! I like the colorful buttons compared to the white. Nice job!

andie jaye said...

i love yours better! those colors are so cheery. gonna pin this on my pinterest!

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