Friday, September 10, 2010

Hand Painted Silk Pillow - Day 3

Here's today's dining room project. 
 My hand painted silk pillow was inspired by Jan at  
*Bobbypins Boardwalk*  
and Jan's transfer pillow was inspired by 
vintage graphics she found at  
(I love how this blog hoppin' thing works)

I enlarged this graphic I found at The Graphic Fairy and traced it right off my computer screen.  I slipped it under the silk (which I could see through) and pinned it in place for a pattern.







   
If you don't follow the Graphics Fairy you don't know 
what you're missing...
You'll find over 1,400 FREE Clip Art images that you can use for craft projects, collage, DIY, scrapbooking, and web design! 
Karen's been adding vintage image downloads every day since 2007.
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What's up next with my dining room nip and tuck? 
I think a unique monogram is in order... 


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94 comments:

  1. That is beautiful Lindy! You are so very talented. I wish I could paint.

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  2. Very pretty...I love the Graphic Fairy, such a great site.

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  3. Very nice...I love the softness of your palette!!!

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  4. Oh, thanks for the Graphic Fairy--what a wonderful site for graphics.

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  5. Hi there, we are your newest followers! We hope you will come visit us at www.justmarriedwithcoupons.com, Have a great day =)

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  6. Oooooh, love this idea! I've been a follower of hers for several years now and have always loved the fact that she's such a sharing person. You'll like The Feathered Nest, too! Dawn is a love :)

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  7. Lindy, that pillow is absolutely beautiful!! I love birds and it looks so beautiful on the silk! You are so creative!! Great job!

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  8. ooh, that's super cute! I love that idea :0)

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  9. How pretty!
    I'm following from tatertos and jello

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  10. I've been visiting the Graphics Fairy for quite sometime, and it is the best site ever! I'm not a very good artist, so the tracing technique you demonstrated will be especially helpful. How do you keep creating all these beautiful things?

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  11. Just dropping by from Tatertots and Jello and I wanted to tell you how amazing that turned out! My version of "hand painting" is using freezer paper stencils!;) It turned out great!

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  12. Well it's probably obvious that I love a good bird project. When I saw your teaser in yesterday's post I knew I had to click over and see it too. Get out you painted it!!! It's lovely and I am jealous. It's beautiful and I love the tassel trim too.

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  13. Wow. So impressed. I could not do that, even with a tracing! Just lovely.

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  14. Thanks so much for stopping ny my blog to say hi. WOW, you are VERY talented and I am loving your W... Cant wait to see what ou do with it. Im a new follower. Hugs from Texas

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  15. Your pillow is stunning. I love the bird, so lovely and such soft and elegant colors. I really like the trim too. Thanks so much for being a follower. I really enjoy your blog and I have been following you for a while. Hugs, Marty

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  16. What a beautiful job you did on this pillow. You have an amazing gift.

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  17. Lindy, your pillow is so gorgeous!! You did a wonderful job. Thanks for stopping by! Love & blessings from NC!

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  18. Lindy
    I Love the bird pillow. Thank you so much for visiting My Cozy Corner.
    xoxo
    Betty

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  19. Lindy- Please remind me to not come back here again. I think my self esteem drops by 5 points every time I see what you have done! Ok..ok...ok...LOVING the pillow! and...I'll be back! Hugs- Diana

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  20. Hi Lindy! Oh, you're so talented! I love your hand painted pillow! I love the graphics fairy too but don't know what to do with all her pretties! You certainly do. What a lovely chair and hutch.
    Thank you so much for following me. I'm going to follow you. You're very inspiring! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  21. You are just super talented! Love the pillow! i am hopping from SNS and another blog! Christie at Three Pixie Lane...also, a new follower!

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  22. The little bird is just beautiful, you should be so pleased with yourself! I'm really impressed at the detail. Love the trim you used on either side too! Thanks for sharing!

    www.thatredheadedstepchild.com

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  23. Wow, beautiful work! I love the shots farther away, you can really see how that little bit of art makes that corner come to life.

    Donna

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  24. Your pillow is beautiful. You are so talented. I wish I could do that.
    Thanks for visiting, your sweet comments and following. I'm following you back and look forward to your posts. Annnette

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  25. What a beautiful name...LINDY.
    I just found your blog through TTAJ linky party!
    I love your creativity and your paintings are amazing. I would like to become your newest follower so I don't miss ANYTHING.

    Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

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  26. This turned out great. Your pillar at the side there, almost makes me want to refinish my ugly one into those pretty colors.

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  27. Love it! The bird is perfect! What did you paint with and on?
    -Trish

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  28. one word, ADORABLE! hope you are having a great weekend! verbena cottage

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  29. Beautiful pillow...you are so talented! Can't wait to see what you do with the monograms.

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  30. You sweet thing -- I'm so flattered that you mentioned my blog, but cannot take any credit at all! What a remarkable talent you have. I love your pillow, and I'm your newest follower!

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  31. Hi Lindy! I included my email address in my profile. Perhaps this will take of the "no reply".

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  32. Hey Lindy,
    That bird is so beautifully done! You have a great talent I really enjoy viewing it!
    smiles, alice

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  33. Hi Lindy...

    Ohhh my...what a gorgeous pillow! Girlfriend, you are a very talented artist...I just love how your pretty bird turned out! The fabric and trim are gorgeous too! Your new silk pillow looks perfect on that pretty chair...you have beautiful home, my friend! Thank you so much for sharing it with us for Sunday Favorites...I love it!!!

    Lindy, I think you added the wrong link to the SF party. When I clicked on it...it took me to your giveaway post??? Just wanted to let you know...maybe you'll want to change it! Thanks again for joining in with the fun!!!

    Have a super Sunday, my friend!
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  34. Hi Lindy...

    Just lil' ol' me again! Just wanted to let you know that I went ahead and edited your link. Hope that was okay!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari

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  35. This is just gorgeous! you did a beautiful job!

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  36. Beautiful Lindy! Great job and it looks fantastic on the silk!

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  37. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing your source. You make it seem so easy. I just might try this.

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  38. I knew that little birdy looked familiar! I just used that graphic on cards for my Etsy shop! They sold right away! Love your rendition! Simply lovely!! And love the fringe as well! Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!
    Becky

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  39. I dont like it, I LOVE IT :),really its beautiful, not only your pattern is beautiful, but the choice of colour is marvellous, I love to paint and I also painted cushions,, so my interest inours is very much... its lovely

    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/

    You can check me there, may be you can find something interesting.. I am going to follow you ... Lovely

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  40. WOW! I can't believe you painted that. I am super-envious of you right now! It looks beautiful :)

    I found this project through Tatertots and Jello. If you have a free moment, I have a new weekly (I hope!) Linky on my blog called Not “Baaad” Sundays with LambAround. I’d love for you to post this :)

    http://lambaround.blogspot.com

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  41. This is wonderful Lindy, I love it :) I've featured it this morning http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/hand-painted-silk-pillow/

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  42. Gorgeous! You have inspired me to try something like this! Karen

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  43. That is gorgeous!!
    You did an amazing job on it.

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  44. This is amazing!!! You are truly a talented artist! Thanks so much for mentioning my blog, that was so sweet of you!

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  45. I love your pillow! It is just gorgeous, and the trim is perfect. As soon as I saw it, it reminded me of a bird print that I had used from the Graphic's Fairy. And then I read that it was your inspiration! :)

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  46. You painted the bird by hand?! Wow!! It really looks fantastic. Awesome job!!

    Kelly @ DesignTies

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  47. Gorgeous pillow! You are very talented!

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  48. Purdy! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

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  49. I love the hand painted look. Absolutely sweet!!!

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  50. Oh my! This is gorgeous! You did such a great job. I love the graphics fairy :)

    stopping by from Mad Skills Monday!

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  51. What a beautiful pillow. Not sure my painting would be as good as yours, but you sure have inspired me.

    blessings,jilly
    visiting from cottage instincts

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  52. you are so talented - this is beautiful!

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  53. This is gorgeous! You're such a talented painter!

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  54. You do Truly Beautiful Work! I am so Glad I Found you through Brag Monday!!I Love this Bird!
    Have a Wonderful Week!
    Jill

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  55. Love this colors and the effect you created on the silk just fantastic!

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  56. Love..the pillow! Beautiful work, I have to try this. Glad I found you on Brag Monday! Thanks for sharing great ideas,
    deb

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  57. Oh I love that graphic! Even more, I love YOUR pillow. You are very talented! Absolutely gorgeous : ) Visiting from It's so very Cheri. Have a great week!
    Love, Laura

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  58. Yay!!! I'm so glad you linked this up today! So beautiful!

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  59. Such a beautiful pillow! I just love birds!

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  60. Lindy -- Your pillow is incredible!!! I love birds and I can only dream of painting them so beautifully. I am also a big Graphics Fairy fan. I just discovered your Blog today and it is wonderful. I will have to spend some more time going through the archives. I am a relatively new blogger and I am always inspired by other people's talent and great work. I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful creations!
    Robin from Robin's Nest Treasures
    http://www.robinsnesttreasures.blogspot.com/
    http://www.robinsnesttreasures.etsy.com/

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  61. Your pillow is wonderful! The trim you used adds just the right flair. I just discovered the Graphics Fairy myself & have a ton of projects in mind. Love your new monogram too.

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  62. Oh this is simply gorgeous!!!!
    Hugs,
    Cindy
    xox

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  63. I think you have done an excellent job painting the bird. I enjoy painting too.

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  64. Wow. I mean wow. The pillow is fabulous.

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  65. This is amazing. I'm so impressed!!! Great job!

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  66. Gorgeous! You have a great eye for detail. I'd love it if you would consider linking this up to my Art Therapy link party.

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  67. That is gorgeous!!! I can't belive you hand painted that!! I love it!

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  68. Very pretty! And I love the "W" monogram. I have TWO daughters whose name starts wth "W" (and 2 that don't have that initial) and I'm always checking out new ideas for embroidered W's. That would be really pretty with a bullion rose in the middle!

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  69. Lindy, this is gorgeous! I so enjoy my visits to Cottage Hill. You are one talented lady! Can't wait to see what you do with the monogram. It's a beauty! ~ Sarah

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  70. You are so talented! It looks fabulous!
    I have a big favor to ask of you, recently I had a post on some weight that I lost and now there is a contest and I am in it. You win by getting the most votes so I really need your vote! Could you please go to my blog and follow the directions to vote? I can't thank you enough! Just click below and then vote!!!
    http://easypeasygrandma.blogspot.com/2010/09/little-shrug-and-great-contest.html

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  71. You PAINTED that! Wow, I'm really impressed! I have to stick to smiley faces :) That's the limit of my own artistic abilities, ha ha, but that pillow is gorgeous!

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  72. Thanks for stopping by my Show Off Sunday Party. I look forward to seeing you next Sunday!!

    http://houseofthriftydecor.blogspot.com/2010/09/show-off-sunday-party.html

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  73. BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love it!!!! Thanks so much for linking up to gettin' crafty on hump day :)

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  74. Gorgeous! Loved this idea thank you for sharing it with us all.
    hugs

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  75. Gave you a shout out today! Love the idea! and love the Graphics Fairy!
    http://johnhoodfamily.blogspot.com/2010/09/cottage-hill-easy-pillow.html

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  76. This is beautiful! Thanks for linking up to Beyond the Picket Fence's Under $100 Linky Party

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  77. Oh my gosh! The pillow is absolutely stunning!

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  78. I cannot believe you hand painted that!! It's gorgeous! Way to go!
    Thank you for linking up to my party. :)

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  79. Visiting from the Beneath My Heart party - wow!! That is so beautiful!

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  80. This pillow is gorgeous, I hope I can get back into painting and do some great crafts like this! Thanks for the information!

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  81. You make the project look sooo easy. I'm afraid that if I picked up an artist brush to try that, no one would recognize that it's a bird! ;(

    At least I can admire your handiwork.

    Blessings,
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com

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  82. Inspirational! I adore this sweet little birdie x

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