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Monday, November 12, 2012

Somewhere over the rainbow....................

Sub Title - what I did with an old dirty rotting piece of wood

Good morning everyone!
I've been thinking for awhile of homemade personal gifts I can give this christmas.................and for awhile even considered a piece of furniture for everyone but can you imagine trying to get all of that under the tree lol?
BUT - I've really been enjoying making signs lately - so I thought that might be a better option!





One of my daughters LOVES the song " somewhere over the rainbow " with a passion - so I came up with this ( she may incorporate it into her wedding - the song - not my art lol )

where troubles melt like lemon drops
high above the chimney tops...............................



my version of a city skyline








yup - I'll definitely be making a lot more of these - different titles - but everyone's getting a skyline lol
the next couple of photos were done through PIC MONKEY - just to see what some color added to them might look like - I love it - so will definitely do a few of them with abstract colors




do they make the black and white version look boring lol?


What do you think?
I may even start selling these on Etsy - don't know if they're marketable but I really enjoyed this project :)



Sharing with:

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27 comments:

  1. My dear those are marvelous! I could think of a few songs right of the bat that would look good with your skyline! I love it!!

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  2. Wow, that is really pretty. Good job! I found your page from the blog hop and am now following you. Look forward to seeing what else you have to offer!
    Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.blogspot.com

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  3. Awesome. I love skyline anything. People may start asking you for city-specific skylines if you begin to sell them. You'd better get out your geography books.
    I love it colored AND black & white.

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  4. Hi Suzan!!

    I really love the black and white. It has that old charm feel. I'm sure everyone who gets one will be thrilled!!

    Pam
    xox

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  5. I love the skyline! I agree, people will probably start requesting specific ones! You are always coming up with something unique and cool that I've never seen before. :)

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  6. Hi Suzan these are great and yes I think you should put them on etsy..make heaps of money and put John in his place ha ha ha -love dee PS you made me laugh about giving everyone furiture for Christmas I though OMG imagine Santa lugging a huge sideboard down the chimney ha ha

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  7. very cute i think your daughter will love it

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    1. thanks - she will because of the song definitely!!!

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  8. These are great ideas for merchandise to sell, Suzan. Your daughter will love this, I am sure. If not, send hers my way!

    One Christmas my family did give each other pieces of furniture. It was very crowded, but the wrapping and unwrapping were hilarious.

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  9. Yes to the signs. I have big plans too for home made Christmas gifts, but I can't paint. Adopt me.

    Bliss

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  10. Suzanne - the signs are amazing. Love the colour additions.

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  11. I say.... GO FOR IT!!! They are wonderful Suzy!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

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  12. I think it's a great idea to make signs! I recently picked up a piece of wood from the side of the road and transformed it for my laundry room. (It reads "Laundry" and hangs over the washer/dryer). Glad I'm not the only one who does stuff like this - ha ha!

    Your signs are wonderful. Glad I found you.

    Blessings,
    Meredith from thepolkadotshoes.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks so much Meredith!!!
      we're a unique bunch, most definitely, us diy'ers LOL
      I have friends that don't even " get " me
      xox

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  13. Looks awesome!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  14. Oh my goodness, they are totally marketable! They are very cool and unique! I love them in both the abstract colors and black & white - you should offer both!

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  15. Oh yes, you will do well selling these! I love them, and the colour really adds something special.
    I'm making signs for gifts too! But nothing as fancy & beautiful as yours. Looking forward to seeing more finished!
    Debbie :)

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    1. Well then you'd be putting a feather in MY cap :)
      I'm off to buy some wood tomorrow - xox

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  17. These are just gorgeous signs, Suzan--I say go for it and sell some if you like! I love the lyric you chose and the song--Harold Arlen wrote the music, and the wonderful Yip Harburg those lyrics that you used in your sign artwork--all beautiful!

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  18. This looks absolutely amazing! So effective!
    Rebecca
    www.heronscrafts.blogspot.com

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  19. These are really Great! Thank you for sharing at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

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  20. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

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  21. Suzy, they are fab! I especiall like the little pop of color here and there. Love, love the mustard shade! Thanks for sharing them with Share Your Cup.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  22. Suzy, Thanks so much for sharing this creative project on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Beautiful work!

    Jody

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    1. thanks Jody - this was such a fun project for me and a great change from painting furniture!
      Hugs,
      Suzan

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