Monday, September 5, 2011

Decisions, Decisions! What to Uprint?

A couple of weeks ago I was the lucky winner of a giveaway from Tammy at Type A.  Tammy was giving away a 16 x 20 printed rolled canvas from Uprinting.  I was so excited to win, but couldn't figure out what I wanted to print.  Should I print something as a gift for someone else?  Where would I hang another piece of art in my home?  What about a sports picture for one of my sons?  Too many choices!  Then an idea came to me in the middle of the night.  Don't you just love those middle of the night ideas?

I decided to print something to use in my booth when I'm set up at the antique shows....my home away from home.  I thought this would be a great way to showcase a variety of jewelry designs without taking up a lot of space.  Even though most of these pieces have already sold, I thought this would be fun and interesting displayed in an old frame.

I chose twenty pictures of my repurposed jewelry creations and put them together in a collage; each picture is 4" x 4".  Unfortunately, this "picture of a picture" really doesn't do it justice.  In person, all of the pictures are crystal clear and almost three-dimenstional looking. 


Now I'm on the hunt for a perfect frame!

I hope everyone is enjoying their Labor Day weekend.  I got back home early Sunday afternoon and this is how I spent my Friday afternoon......
 Yep, I held out.
 I have to admit that it was hard concentrating on my favorite magazine with this scenery in front of me. 



20 comments:

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Wow, Betsy, the collage (and jewelry) is gorgeous! Brilliant!

xoxo
Kathleen

Wax Beach Artist said...

Grats on the win! That was a great idea to use your jewelry in the picture, so fun to look at all that dreamy goodness you created!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

what an ingenious and lovely way to use your prize. i am sure it is gorgeous to see up close! lucky you! I'm going to check that site out now! looks like you had a wonderful way to spend your vacation too! ;)

Michelle L. said...

So smart! I can see booth customers 'reading' the collage and pointing to things they want you to custom make for them. It's really a fabulous idea and a beautiful piece!

Sassy Marsha said...

Great win! I'll be seeing it in a couple of weeks :)

Ah, what views . . . glad you had a wonderful birthday weekend! I still need to get my copy of the mag . . . .

xxoo
Marsha

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great idea!!
What a beautiful place to vacation - great photos!

Jane said...

The collage print is a wonderful idea to showcase your gorgeous jewelry pieces. It will be perfect for your booth and quite an eye-catcher!
Have a wonderful week.
Jane

Heather said...

Congrats on your prize, winning stuff is always so fun:) Great idea to make a collage to showcase your handiwork in a small space!

Maria Ireland said...

Congratulations on your prize. Great idea you had. The picture looks wonderful. That sea looks soooo blue. Hugs Maria

Sandi Keene said...

Brilliant idea! Looks great.

Kathy said...

Hi,
I am a first time visitor and I love your blog. Good choice on the uprint, the jewelry collage is perfect for your booth. Your jewelry design work is lovely and your pieces are quit interesting.
Drop by for a visit. Kathy

Diane Writes said...

I love the scenery Betsy! It's love, love love!

kpaints said...

That's a great idea! I'm sure you have the perfect frame in your stash...somewhere! lol
Glad you took some time to relax.

Linda said...

What a fabulous idea, Betsy! I'll bet it looks even more wonderful in person!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

What a great middle of the night idea!!! That's such a great way to showcase your talent. I see my necklace in one of your photos!!! Great choice!!!

pamq said...

Oh, now that is awesome!!!

Perfect, perfect, perfect.

Now you must remember to take a photo of it gracing your booth so we can all see it and go oooooo!!!

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

The collage itself is so cool and would be a great piece of framed art; it is really a super idea for showcasing your beautiful work.

Town and Country Gals said...

Betsy,
Wonderful idea and it turned out fabulous! It's the perfect showcase for your beautiful jewelry! The scenery is lovely, as great as the magazine is, I love mine, I'd have a hard time concentrating with that in front of me! BTW, did you see the article on shopping in Nashville? I'm very excited, one of my good friends and a dealer in my old store who now has her own shop got a photo and a mention on page 56, Roses and Rustics!
Rebecca

Mandy said...

Beautiful collage!
www.projectqueen.org

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Aren't you a smart one! That was such a terrific idea for your gift from Type A, Betsy. It will be such good advertising for your beautiful creations. ;)

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