pinterest challenge: map as art




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I am taking the Pinterest Challenge today over at Ten June! I got to meet Michelle at Haven and loved her. Cutest pregnant lady you’ve ever seen. Anyway folks, there is too much pinning and not enough doing around here. So let’s go:
This is one of the very first pins I ever pinned:pinterest challenge
and there is not a source anymore. If you know it, please fill us in! Hearts of places you’ve lived or are special to you…love.



This is what I began with: a $3.95 print from Goodwill.map art 3
and I’ve been collecting second hand atlases just for this project (mmmm, and maybe another :)
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I made a template out of a piece of posterboard and then started cutting up beautiful pages of maps in these atlases.  I felt kind of wicked for a minute, then it was kind of fun. map art 4
I used some brown craft paper and some double sided sticky tape to mount the hearts of all the places we’ve lived since we’ve been married.map art 2
The frame and mat obviously got a coat of spray paint too…(did you know you can spray paint mats?? oh yes, you can!)map art
This one’s going in the kid’s bathroom….much more to come on that!
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Are you up to the challenge? Come on over and link up~grab one of your favorite pins and get going!
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Have you ever used a map as art?
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15 comments:

  1. Is this where all those maps from the newest post are going? Hahaha. I love the idea, although I'd use shapes other than hearts. Anything that would look natural with "veins" in them, like leaves. I'd try it, if only I had a couple of maps to spare. I'll also try adding a little bit of finish to add more texture to it.

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  2. Sally Kelly1/8/14, 5:52 PM

    Found the map hearts here: 
    http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/bombus/product/bespoke_map_heart/  What a cool idea!

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  3. Sally Kelly1/8/14, 5:52 PM

    Found the map hearts here: http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/bombus/product/bespoke_map_heart/  What a cool idea!

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  4. I love th color you chose for the frame!

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  5. It looks great. Love the use of maps

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  6. Love this!  Michaela did one too.  I'd love to make one for our daughter's dorm room.

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  7. Ha ha ha ..."felt wicked for a minute." Gasp, you CUT a book?!
    Love that pin and love how your version turned out. Lovely.

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  8. What a cute project! I love anything made with maps. I have a Pinterest Challenge project today, too.

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  9. thistlewoodfarms1/16/14, 11:03 PM

    What a fun idea!  I don't know if you remember, but I met you at Haven!  I just wanted to tell you how much you inspire me!  I just saw someone pin your blog on Pinterest under inspiring blogs and I thought....I need to tell her!

    Have a blessed and wonderful day!
    karianne

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  10. thistlewoodfarms1/16/14, 11:03 PM

    What a fun idea!  I don't know if you remember, but I met you at Haven!  I just wanted to tell you how much you inspire me!  I just saw someone pin your blog on Pinterest under inspiring blogs and I thought....I need to tell her!
    Have a blessed and wonderful day!karianne

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  11. This will definitely work perfectly in my daughters' study room. Thanks for the idea! 

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  12. Jeannetta Nolastnamegiven1/16/14, 11:04 PM

    I'm gonna do this one! I will however use some current, out of use road atlases, NOT my beautiful old bound atlases :D

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  13. This is so cute! That was one of my first pins too. Yours came out great!

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  14. Cassie {Hi Sugarplum}1/16/14, 11:04 PM

    I love this! I've been itching to do a project with maps....great idea to find old atlas's!! happy weekend, girlie!

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  15. This was a good idea. I don't think that even a map can be good decoration.

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