Welcome To The 143rd Masterpiece Monday!


Hi! I've been trying to think up new ways to use up all of the free paint samples I've acquired recently. 
I decided to create a coastal style Fall pumpkin.
I know in this picture, it looks like I painted the pumpkin white, but it's actually a mint green color, called "Tranquility" by Valspar. The second color is "Poolside Blue" by Benjamin Moore.
I used zebra print tape, which comes in this nifty sheet, with a measuring peel-off grid on the back.
I just traced my seahorse on the back and cut it out.
As for the chevron pattern, I tried to find a way to use painters tape to make the design, but it pulled off the first coat of paint. 
So I just gave up and free handed it. 
I discovered that it's very hard to make straight geometric designs on an irregular shaped round object.
At least..... it was hard for me.  It was so much easier for me to free hand it. Although..... you just don't get the crisp, clean lines as you would with tape. But who cares? It was fun to do anyway!
After it was completely dry, I applied my giant zebra seahorse sticker and that was that, all done!
Boogieboard Cottage

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..: Welcome To The 143rd Masterpiece Monday!

Friday, September 27

Welcome To The 143rd Masterpiece Monday!


Hi! I've been trying to think up new ways to use up all of the free paint samples I've acquired recently. 
I decided to create a coastal style Fall pumpkin.
I know in this picture, it looks like I painted the pumpkin white, but it's actually a mint green color, called "Tranquility" by Valspar. The second color is "Poolside Blue" by Benjamin Moore.
I used zebra print tape, which comes in this nifty sheet, with a measuring peel-off grid on the back.
I just traced my seahorse on the back and cut it out.
As for the chevron pattern, I tried to find a way to use painters tape to make the design, but it pulled off the first coat of paint. 
So I just gave up and free handed it. 
I discovered that it's very hard to make straight geometric designs on an irregular shaped round object.
At least..... it was hard for me.  It was so much easier for me to free hand it. Although..... you just don't get the crisp, clean lines as you would with tape. But who cares? It was fun to do anyway!
After it was completely dry, I applied my giant zebra seahorse sticker and that was that, all done!
Boogieboard Cottage

1. PLEASE. LINK. BACK.
2. Feel free to link up any of your masterpiece's whether they're crafts, recipes, decor, thrifty finds, etc. (Please no direct links to etsy).
3. PLEASE. LINK. BACK. PLEASE.

{I party with these blogs.}
Most of all, have fun!


Linking this week to the scoop at Confessions Of A Plate Addict 

18 Comments:

At September 27, 2013 at 1:58 PM , Blogger Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Hi Mary, loved the Big Hilda in the Pumpkin Patch. Thanks for hosting Masterpiece Monday # 143. That is a LOT of weeks. Rain in my area (coastal BC) but thats normal for here.
Joy

 
At September 27, 2013 at 4:18 PM , Blogger FABBY'S LIVING said...

I love your cute pumpkina and your pretty vignette. Thank you for hosting this great party. Have a nice weekend.
FABBY

 
At September 27, 2013 at 4:28 PM , Blogger Cathy said...

Mary, I love your cute little pumpkin - it's perfect for the coastal feel... thank you for hosting and have a great weekend...Cathy

 
At September 27, 2013 at 6:34 PM , Blogger Sarah Adams said...

I love your pumpkin! Cute idea!!

 
At September 28, 2013 at 6:37 PM , Blogger Christy James said...

Thanks for hosting, Mary! Love the chevron pumpkin idea :)

 
At September 28, 2013 at 9:33 PM , Blogger Wendy May said...

Love this pumpkin with the seahorse. What a creative idea!!
Found you through Serenity Saturday. Stalking your blog!

 
At September 29, 2013 at 5:55 AM , Blogger 2CrochetHooks said...

Thanks for hosting :) always enjoy seeing your latest projects!

 
At September 29, 2013 at 2:25 PM , Blogger Sarah said...

Very clever! Have a great week.

 
At September 29, 2013 at 5:45 PM , Blogger Jann Olson said...

What a fun twist on a pumpkin. I think you did a great job on the Chevron! Thanks for hosting.
hugs,
Jann

 
At September 29, 2013 at 7:54 PM , Blogger Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Thanks for hosting!! Fun twist for fall! ~Zuni

 
At September 30, 2013 at 5:38 AM , Blogger Curtains in My Tree said...

You get a 100 for this project. It turned out very chevron and zebra like LOL
Thanks for hosting the show & tell party for us today

 
At September 30, 2013 at 7:49 AM , Blogger Shana Franks said...

Thank you for hosting! I discovered your blog from Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life and I'm really glad I did =) I am linking up and hope you get a chance to visit my blog! Have a great week!

 
At September 30, 2013 at 8:41 AM , Blogger Patti@OldThingsNew said...

Such a darling seahorse pumpkin! Thank you Mary for sharing and for hosting.
Blessings,
Patti

 
At September 30, 2013 at 10:19 AM , Blogger Barb @ The Everyday Home said...

Fabulous Seahorse Pumpkin. Clever, clever!!!! Thanks for hosting!

 
At October 1, 2013 at 6:27 AM , Blogger Allie Bobe said...

Love the pumpkin! Thanks so much for hosting!

 
At October 1, 2013 at 9:43 AM , Blogger Jeannie and Linda said...

Love everything about Fall, all of the decorations are fabulous. Thank you so much for hosting.
Jeannie

 
At October 2, 2013 at 12:20 AM , Blogger Holly Lefevre (504 Main) said...

That is a super fun pumpkin!

 
At October 4, 2013 at 7:35 AM , Blogger Robyn said...

Thanks for hosting, Mary. Wonderful to find your beautiful blog! You have a new follower.
Have a great day.

 

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