Friday, April 2, 2010

Ballard Designs Inspired Monogram

I really like the monogram art Ballard Designs has on their site… the price, not so much. Then I saw on another blog something similar with a name added… loved it! Unfortunately, I don’t remember what blog I saw it on; if I can find it I will update this post with the info.  Here is the Ballard Designs photo:



Dafont.com offers a lot of free fonts, that is where I found the monogram.  I used microsoft publisher to create my my image and sized it to 8 x 10 then printed it on 8.5 x 11 linen textured cardstock. The linen texture kind of gives it the look of being printed on canvas… however, I don’t think this shows up in the photo.

I found my frame at Big Lots for $7 and spray painted it black… it is actually a solid wood frame, not plastic, a great find.


The frame came with a very nice double mat too, a nice textured cream colored mat with a silver second border mat toward the inside. The cream color didn’t work with my color scheme, so I painted it with an inexpensive craft paint and left the silver part of the mat as is.
 
I used post-it notes to tape off the silver part of the mat... my hand is not steady enough to free hand it.  :-)
 
 
 
I really like how it turned out.  Then I thought... wouldn't it look great as notecards....
 
 
Then I thought... it doesn't have to be a name, it could even be inspirational words...
 
 
 
Note cards available in my Etsy Shop.  Thanks for stopping by.


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18 comments:

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

absolutely delightful! You did a great job on these! I hopped over from Everything Etsy and am so happy that I did. Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place one day soon. Have a fun weekend! until later...

Carole said...

Oh my golly - these are beutiful (note, your phrase, my spelling of beautiful!)

I like it all, but I like the cards too!!!!!

Jennifer said...

I looovvveee this...fantastic job.

Iced and Sliced said...

Thanks for stopping by Iced and Sliced..your monograms are fabulous.

Belinda said...

Fabulous!

Lyn S said...

These are wonderful!

Lori said...

These are beautiful! I love this.

Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another wonderful party!!

Please stop by next week I am having guest over each day and I would love for you to tell them HI!

MessyMissy said...

These came out great. The style reminds me of the Book of Kells. It looks gorgeous!! I like the post-it addition.... whatever works, right??

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Kat @ Black Kats Design said...

These are very pretty. My friend has been looking for something different to spell out her family last name. This would be perfect. I'll definitely pass it along to her.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

OH wow, these are BEAUTIFUL!! Love every single one of them!

MindyMindy said...

Wow, these are GREAT!!! I love the frame and I love the look of your distressed note cards!! Awesome! Thanks for visiting my at http://twistedcopycat.blogspot.com

Molly said...

Those look amazing! I absolutely love it!!

FrouFrouBritches said...

Oh my fracious! I absolutely LOVE this! It's gorgeous! This is the best project I've seen lately. I'm totally copying you. Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, right? Thanks for sharing!

Katie said...

I love what you did! You're very crafty :) Thanks for stopping by today and leaving me a comment, that always makes my day!

Redesign Diva said...

Hey stopping by, from Frou Frou Britshes, neat idea thanks for sharing!

Redesign Diva said...

oops I meant Britches

Rose Garland said...

Are you any relationship to an amazing older woman named Carol Graves? Coolest lady ever. She'd love this!