Monday, August 23, 2010

Running Subway Art

I have been seeing Subway Art EVERYWHERE!!! It seems that it is the "in" thing right now and I really like  LOVE it!!!  I have always thought it was pretty cool stuff, so to see so much of it out in blogland is awesome!

My son's room had a spot that needed a little something, so I thought, why not make my own piece of Subway Art that reflected something that he was passionate about?  He is a runner.  He runs track.  He runs cross country.  And, if I do say so myself, he is pretty dang good at it!  :)  Anyway, he has running quotes that he likes and so I used those for my inspiration for my art piece.

I took a regular artist canvas and cut out vinyl lettering on my Cricut.  I used a variety of different cartridges for this project.  I designed the look I wanted using my Cricut Design Studio.  I LOVE IT!
Doing this project was a great way to use up all the different odd pieces and colors of vinyl I had :)
After I got the look I wanted, I took the canvas outside and gave it a good coat of black spray paint.
 I let it dry and then peeled off the vinyl letters.  Here is what my finished piece of art looks like.  I really LOVE it!!!  :)

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41 comments:

Kara said...

Turned out fabulous! I need to get on the subway art train and join in! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kara

The DIY Show Off said...

Lori - it's awesome! I love subway art and you're so clever to personalize it that way...such a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity in the DIY Project Parade! ;)

Have a great week!

Roeshel

kpmattingly said...

Love this! MIght have to make it as a gift for my sister who is just now really into running and getting ready for her first half marathon.

Jenglamgirl said...

I hate running but I ADORE ZUMBA! i DO HOWEVER, love your subway art. I need to get on the subway art banwagon SOON. come link to CraftOManiac Monday. Happy DAY. Jen

Brittany said...

This is awesome!!! Great job!

alessandra said...

Absolutely love it.
But the quotes, I'm a slacker ;)

Brooke said...

Love it! I might have to do a sports one for Rykers room. I need more in his room. I might be calling you for the letters/words.

Kristen said...

thank you for following me on the monday blog hop! I am now your newest follower too :)

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

love this one!!!
I need to make another one - I'm trying this technique next!

Georgia's simplyprettythings said...

I think I will try this. It is wonderful :)

Georgia's simplyprettythings said...

I think I will try this. It is wonderful :)

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Olivia said...

That is amazing! Great work!
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Beth said...

My dad would love that running piece!

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DIAPERS in the DESERT said...

You are so Creative and I am always amazed at the wonderful things you make.

Teri said...

I love it! I bet he treasures it.

Jenn Seratt said...

I love the graphic nature of this and how personal it is! I'd love for you to link it up to my Art Therapy linky party.

Cristan said...

I LOVE this!!! My husband is a professional runner and has been all his life. This would be a perfect present for this coming Christmas!!! Thanks for such an AWESOME idea! :D

21st Century Housewife© said...

That looks seriously professional! What a great piece of art - well done!!

NYCLQ said...

Great job on your project! I've been wanting to create something similar - but listing the places we've traveled to!! This may just be the motivation I need (esp. since I have two BLANK canvases parked in the garage just begging for a project!)

Thanks so much for sharing! I spotted you at several blog-parties today and had to come over to say "HI!!"

:D Lynda

Shelia said...

Oh, this is too cute! :)
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Ginger said...

Neato! Looks great! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

M.O.T.B said...

Looks great! I want to try stickers since I don't have a cricut. We will see.

Kaysi said...

That is awesome!

Laura @ House of Thrifty Decor said...

Really cool, I need to get a cricket. I'm one of your newest followers. Can't wait for your weekly party.

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FrugalMom said...

That's so cool!


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christi @ grey umbrella said...

great idea to use the circuit and it turned out well!

Just Married with Coupons said...

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Your blog is SO cute!

kristen said...

Very cool, smart idea to do it with a running theme. :)

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gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

great job! I wish I had a cricut!
gail
stopping by from bnotp

Kindra-At Home With K said...

My hubby and I just started running this year and did our first 5k this summer. We had the best time! Love your subway art!

Nikki said...

I'm working on a very similar project right now!!!!!!!!!!!! So cool to see how yours turned out, now I'm even more motivated to finish mine!!! lol
Thanks so much for linking up to gettin' crafty on hump day

Angela Friend said...

Very CUTE! I was looking for a way to use letters from my Cricut! Now I know i need vinal! Thanks for sharing!
-Angie
paintingchic.blogspot

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Great job! This would be great to add to my linky party.

Hope to see you there.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

lemonadegal said...

Love, LOVE this! It is perfect for a boy's room!

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

This is awesome! Thanks for sharing at My Backyard Eden!

I need to make one for my soccer playing kids!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Love, love it....One of my favorite things I have seen tonight

Kristin Renee' Wynegar said...

this is really cool. i love the subway art idea. ill have to try it! i was just stopping by i found your site on night owl crafting. hope to hear from u soon!

AUDRA said...

That's so awesome and sweet of you to do that for your son!
Thanks for sharing!
I'm feeling inspired to do one for my husbands work!

★All Thingz Related★ said...

LOVE it! We are so glad you joined us for Anything Related! Come back tomorrow for another great party!
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