Holiday Magazine My Way Challenge

Holiday Magazine My Way Challenge
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 Back in November Katherine, from Katherines Corner, invited her readers to join her in what she hoped would become an annual event, the Holiday Magazine My Way Challenge. The instructions were to use a new or old holiday magazine cover (November/December) as our inspiration. Recreate it our way- by creating a copy using our own items. Or recreate the cover with our vision. 
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For my shoot, I chose the current cover of Vintage Holiday.  I was instantly drawn to the beautiful tree and the warm feel of the room in the picture.  This cover reminded me in a way of my own house and it had a feel that I could easily relate to.  I chose to recreated the cover so that it looked similar to the picture but using colours that I would use in my own decorating.magazine-my-way-challenge-vintage-holiday-magazine   This is the before picture; the corner of my living room that I was going to use to recreated the magazine cover.  holiday-magazine-my-way-challenge-beforeI began to pull together the things that I would need for the shoot including some wood from my parent’s house, a vintage egg basket that I had recently picked up in Pennsylvania,  (read about that trip here)holiday-magazine-my-way-challenge-before-woodand an antique bucket and some burlap.  magazine-challenge-my-way-before-bucket-burlapThe antique bucket and burlap were perfect for the tree base.  magazine-challenge-my-way-tree-bucketI also got the boxes wrapped with craft paper and tied up with lovely, thick black ribbons,  holiday-magazine-my-way-packagesa beautiful blue ribbon to hold back the curtains, holiday-magazine-my-way-challenge-curtainand some vintage-y looking glass balls in several colours including smoky blue, pearl, clear and wintery white.  holiday-magazine-my-way-tree-woodholiday-magazine-my-way-challenge-ornamentsholiday-my-way-challenge-treeThen to finish it all off, a sparkly silver bow for the top of the tree. hoiday-magazine-my-way-challenge-bowholiday-magazine-challenge-angleholiday-my-way-magazine-challengeThis challenge was so much fun!  Throwing my own spin on something as beautiful as a magazine cover was a great way to push my creative bounds while being keenly aware of all of the gorgeous details that make up a great shot.
Screen Shot 2015-12-07 at 7.56.49 PMAnd of course, I couldn’t sign off without one last pic of this little guy who was apparently feeling left out while I was prepping and getting the shots.  He hopped up and posed as I snapped this last one and hopped down right after.  It couldn’t have been more perfect if I had tried to get him in on purpose 🙂  mugs-photo-shoot-recreation

It’s time to take the Holiday Magazine My Way Challenge Blog Tour.

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26 Comments on " Holiday Magazine My Way Challenge "

  1. Lisa

    Your version is much more beautiful and inviting than the actual cover… I could curl up with tea and a book in that room all day! Such a soothing pallet and Mugsie tops it off. Photos are ALWAYS better with our furry family members in them. Maybe you are preparing to branch out into a styling career- do a few more shoots like this and your portfolio will grow!! And come help me style our new house-Please! Not my skill set!! But you- fabulosity!

    1. Lisa

      That’s so sweet my dear friend 🙂 It makes me want to curl up too with a book too! Ok, I always want to do that but I do love this chair in particular for books. I’ll help any time… just say the word and I’m there 🙂 Hugs.

  2. Lisa

    Just a quick note to let you know I am featuring you this week at Making Broken Beautiful! Happy New Year Lisa!

    1. Lisa

      Oh Terry, Thank you so much for the feature! What a lovely surprise 🙂 Have a wonderful New Year! Hugs, Lisa

  3. Lisa

    Cute idea and you did a great job!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

    1. Lisa

      Thanks Jann! Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season 🙂 Hugs, Lisa

  4. Lisa

    I love your interpretation, Lisa–you did a fantastic job! Thanks so much for linking your post up at Vintage Charm 🙂

    1. Lisa

      Thanks Diana! Have a wonderful holiday season 🙂 Hugs, Lisa

  5. Lisa

    What a fun idea. Your room just glows in warmth. I love to decorated using items i already own. Great share

    1. Lisa

      Oh I do too… I love to reuse things in a new way 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs, Lisa

  6. Lisa

    Lisa! The whole styling is perfect and honestly… I think I prefer your version of the look! Well done, it is all so beautiful!
    Merry Christmas to you!

    1. Lisa

      Thanks so much Terry that’s so sweet! Merry Christmas to you as well 🙂 Hugs, Lisa

  7. Lisa

    Wow!!! Lisa – Great job at recreating the picture. I LOVE the burlap covered bucket. But your whole look is amazing! Wasn’t this a fun challenge?

    1. Lisa

      Aww thanks so much Debi! It was a very fun challenge and I am so glad I was able to be apart of it 🙂

  8. Lisa

    Everything is wonderful. I love this party

    1. Lisa

      Thanks Betty 🙂 It has been a lot of fun.

  9. Lisa

    What a fun shoot you do have, love how you used burlap for the covering of the tree bottom, and your puppy has my vote for being in your photo!!! Nice challenge!
    Happy Holidays!

    1. Lisa

      Thanks so much Karren! I love burlap on just about anything so it was the perfect shoot for me 🙂 Thanks for stopping by. Hugs, Lisa

    1. Lisa

      Awe, thanks 🙂 I love blue and use it often so just had to replace the bright colours with blues and whites.

  10. Lisa

    beautifully created my friend. My Izzy photo bombs my photos too. Love it! Thank you for participating xo

    1. Lisa

      Thanks Katherine and thanks for putting this all together! It was such fun 🙂

    1. Lisa

      It was so much fun wasn’t it Shellie! I can’t wait to sit tonight and visit everyone’s sites and pics. Hugs, Lisa

    1. Lisa

      Thanks Robin! I am in love with anything burlap so this pic was perfect for me 🙂 And my model is always happy to help in anyway he can 🙂

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