Friday, October 2, 2009

Mail Art Pumpkin

Today I'm showing a card I made for a recent NEW challenge started by a few of my blogging buddies . . . Doesn't the name just sound fun! This challenge will run monthly and will definitely get you thinking out of the box. You see, the challenges will be focused around everyday household items. This months challenge was to use something from the mail! And here's what I came up with:



So where's the mail? Well, the large pumpkin itself was actually a postcard advertisement from a bank asking us to stop by and guess the weight of their giant pumpkin (and to set up an account, yada, yada, yada)! I cut out the pumpkin (in sections) and layered it onto the largest scalloped circle Nestie I had. Part of the print ran onto the image so I used some swirly chipboard pieces to hide as much of it as I could. The little green leafy collar was an SU! felt flower that I cut in half. And I used a sentiment from Northwoods that just seemed to fit perfectly.

This kind of challenge is actually right up my alley. As a high school and college student This is the way I would decorate my assignment notebooks and photo albums! I would scour through magazines and mail and cut out words, pictures and phrases. I would always make things out of non traditional items. One of my college buddies used to call me "The McGyver of Arts and Crafts" - He would say "You can make something cute out of anything!"

So anywhoo, I'm looking forward to th
e next challenge. Sound interesting? Stop by Courtney's blog and check out all of the deets and see what everyone else has come up with!

And stop by tomorrow for some extra exciting news from ME!

Happy Friday!!!!!!!!!
Randee

22 comments:

  1. WOW you take on that challenge is wonderful.... you did a great job...

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  2. You got that in the mail? For real? :-) That looks incredible.

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  3. Wow girl! You really are the McGyver of Arts and Crafts. I'm so referring to you by McGyver from now on! You totally rocked this challenge. If you hadn't written where you got this from the mail I don't think I would have believed it! Thanks so much for playing along!

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  4. Well how cute is this? I love it!

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  5. How creative Randee! I love this!! So cute!! I am SO glad that you played along! :) Truly awesome card!

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  6. This card is so pretty!!! Amazing accent. Who would've guessed that'd come from junk mail :)

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  7. OMG, you ROCKED this challenge!!! Thanks for playing along with the Kitchen Sink challenge! :D

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  8. OH MY! (and I did say this out loud when I looked at your creation). This is so gorgeous. What a creative take on the challenge. Thanks for playing along!

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  9. Oh, WOW! This is so cute! Very creative! SO glad you could join us for the challenge! :)

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  10. Wow! Your card is amazing! Great job!

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  11. Wow! This is amazing! I just love it! Thank you so much for playing along with us!

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  12. What a cool piece of mail you were able to play with! I love the pumpkin!

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  13. CONGRATS! I just saw you won! NOW I KNOW WHY! Your card is awesome, you totally deserve the win!

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  14. Congratulations on winning!!! Your card is super cute!! Great use of the postcard!

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  15. Congratulations! This is awesome!

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  16. This was a great card! So glad you won the challenge. congratulations!

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  17. Congrats Randee! Very cute! :)

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  18. wow great card, congrats!!! You get some great mail:)

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