Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Craft Barn's latest alpha/dictionary challenge with a twist


Craft Barn's latest alpha/dictionary challenge came with a twist.  The letter was D and the twist was we had to use pink in our art.

I was a bit worried that I would not be able to find something to recycle for this challenge, but suddenly, I realized I had received an ad in my mailbox.  What could be better than to recycle junk mail?

I chose DOME as my word, because I received this image a few weeks ago, and kept it for some reason.  It was sent by one of the Presidential candidates, but all I kept was the dome and background.  I wasn't prepared to fussy cut the dome, but after I realized I had to use pink, I decided to cut the dome away from the lovely orange and yellow background it came with.

The letter D is shown in pink and outlined in a deep metallic pink.

I outlined the word dome with the same metallic pink ink.

For those who don't live in the US, and that seems to be most of the players in the Craft Barn challenges, this is the dome to the US Capitol Building.   It is actually two domes, one inside the other.

For those not familiar with my April posts, I recycle, repurpose, reuse, etc., something each day from April 1 to April 22, which I call bEARTHday, but most call Earth Day.   Today is Day 6 and I recycled junk mail to make this latest Craft Barn challenge entry.

For the first time since I've played in the Craft Barn challenges (which includes the quotes/lyrics from 2 years ago), I was unable to visit everyone.  For that I apologize, but real life and a slow computer and internet kept me from making it around to everyone.  I will attempt to visit everyone who posted last time, and everyone who posts this time.  Again, I apologize for missing even those who left comments for me.  Thanks for visiting today.  I'm truly grateful.
 

28 thoughtful remarks:

Helen said...

love the pink! the dome is a very striking building (should have know where it was, but didn't; so thanks for explaining)

Valerie-Jael said...

The dome is beautiful seen close by, and it was a great idea to recycle the junk mail you received. Love the pink background. I got some nice cardboard yesterday, so will be recycling it in the next few days. Have a fun day, hugs, Valerie

Valerie-Jael said...

You asked how I keep my camera dry: I use a cut off piece from a plastic sandwich bag, like a tube, which fits over the camera and lens, but is open back and front. Easy to stick into your pocket and take with you at all times.
Hugs, Valerie

My name is Erika. said...

I love using picture from the mail and other things in my art. I like this page. Dome is a great and unusual word. I bet you''ll be the only one using it. That's a good thing. Have a wonderful Wednesday Elizabeth. Hugs-Erika

Julia said...

So, it is a double dome. That gives us two "D" words. It is a splendid dome and I think the pink background sets it off very well.

Jeanie said...

Dome is good! I first thought it said Done. And when I see the dome, I think of done, wishing this whole ess WAS done!

Meggymay said...

A fantastic page and great recycling again today.
Yvonne xx

Pamela Gerard said...

Great page -- and I see why you are jealous of all those dictionaries i got at the library book sale. Check out my friend Monica's blog (if you alreday haven't) -- The ArtFul Recrafter -- there is a link on my blog. She is the queen of reuse and upcycling and teaches workshops all over SF on creative reuse. I think you'd enjoy it. Meanwhile, i like your dome and the page ......

Scrapmate said...

What an interesting plan to recycle in April. The 22nd may be b-earthday but the 23rd is my birthday! It's a beautiful dome and I've been lucky enough to see it inside and out IRL . I like the fact you have added a pink background and the highlighting of the initial letter.

sheila 77 said...

Your April (self-imposed) task sounds wonderful, you have so many clever ideas. Your recycled junk mail has turned out really well, the dome looks great, almost lit up, against the bright pink.
That pesky Real Life often interferes with our art-making and blogging but what would do without it!
Good luck with your slow computer, hope it speeds up again.

Sandra Cox said...

Ooh, I like this!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I love the pink and the dome Mrs Recycling Queen!

Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

Sweet dome and page. Great way to recycle those political ads that seem to never stop coming in the mail. xox

hazel said...

A brilliant page and a great word. I love the pink background, it really makes the image pop.
xxx Hazel.

Sybil Grieco said...

Being from the US I thought this was really timely with everything that's going on here. I love the pink background, almost like a sunset in DC.

Elaine said...

Love the dome and it certainly stands out from the pink background. Well done on your recycling challenge too!

Annie said...

Recycling your junk mail into art is a great way to use your junk mail and to turn it into something more appealing. However, that's quite the challenge to accomplish as well. I'm finding that the more business that is taken care of online, the less junk mail I receive. Being in the US, that's quite the timely piece of art to go along with our quite entertaining election year. And pink is perfect for the background.

kaybee said...

Fab pink background, and great recycling! I do love all your recycling projects, I do a bit, but I'm looking more closely at stuff now before I throw it out!

Craftyfield said...

Great piece of recycling! Original choice of word too...

WendyK said...

What a great idea to recycle, and your page is very effective.

Maggie said...

Great idea for your word the pink background is perfect for your recycled Dome.
MaggieH

Annie said...

Cool choice of word love what you have done with what essentially is junk stuff. Annie C xxx

gardenpinks said...

See this junk mail comes in very useful at times:) Love this piece with its beautiful dome and pink background - well done xx

Vicky Fisher said...

a pink sky, what a wonderful sunset.

maggie said...

A great use of junk mail and an interesting fact about the US Capitol Building. The pink background makes the image pop off the page.

Crafty Claire said...

A great idea to recycle your junk mail x

thassos456 said...

Hello, thanks for your nice comment. I love your new entry and most of all the idea of bEARTHday. That is so cool. :)

Jane said...

Fabulous project!! Love the idea of recycling and also telling us about the dome! Thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge.
Jane x