Pinterest Challenge

2 Nov

Hmmm….how to describe Pinterest to the uninitiated?

You see pretty things. You pin them. You get inspired. Repeat.

And repeat. And repeat. And repeat. Seriously, Pinterest can take up a ton of time, if you let it.

That’s why I’m loving the Pinterest Challenge idea from Sherry at Young House Love and Katie  from Bower Power.

They came up with the Pinterest Challenge this summer in order to motivate all of us pinners to actually create something from all of the inspiration we post. Take a look at the awesome entries from the first challenge.

Now, it’s time for the 2nd Pinterest Challenge, Fall Edition. And since I now qualify (Pinterest obsession? Check. Blog? Check.) I’m participating.

Here’s the inspiration:

PeacockPin

And here’s my version:

And a close-up (because pretty guys deserve a close-up):

Peacock Closeup

I made this little guy by first sketching out the details with pencil on card stock. That took awhile, because I wanted to keep the intricacies of the feathers and the texture.

Then, I took a good ‘ole 50-pack of super-tip Crayola markers and got to doodling. This was a project that took a good month or so – I just picked it up and colored for a bit when I had time.

Now he lives in my bathroom, adding a pretty pop of color to an otherwise plain wall.

And… I learned two things.

  1. A brand new pack of markers is just as fun as it was in first grade.
  2. Bars should have coloring materials out at Happy Hour. Seriously. It’s stress relief times 10. Add a glass of wine and you’re golden.

What have you pinned lately that inspired you? Have you created something (food, art, outfits) from inspiration you found on Pinterest? Are you wondering what all this Pinterest stuff is all about? Email me and I’ll send you an invite.

PS. I just love Pinterest. They’re not paying me to say nice things about them.

10 Responses to “Pinterest Challenge”

  1. Amy Renea November 2, 2011 at 11:25 am #

    very very cool – wow girl!

  2. Katie November 2, 2011 at 11:33 am #

    Thanks Amy! I love the house numbers you created – so cool!

  3. Adri @ A Yellow Bicycle November 3, 2011 at 1:50 pm #

    Love this, it’s so beautiful and artistic!

    • Katie November 3, 2011 at 1:53 pm #

      Thanks Adri! Your ornaments are incredible! So chic!

  4. Stacie @ hometownperch November 3, 2011 at 3:08 pm #

    I love the way it turned out. Nice!

    http://hometownperch.com/2011/11/pinterest-challenge-favorites/

    • Katie November 3, 2011 at 5:18 pm #

      You’re so sweet to include me in your post! Love the blog!

  5. Olive San Angelo November 3, 2011 at 4:28 pm #

    You’re very talented, I couldn’t do those in a million years. Good work.

    • Katie November 3, 2011 at 5:20 pm #

      Thanks Olive! And I bet you could – it’s just a coloring project on steroids. 🙂

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