Sunday, October 26, 2008

October Design Challenge - The War of the Worlds!

What would you do if you scored an awesome vintage record of the story of The War of the Worlds -- one that comes with a book/magazine with lots of incredible images, as well as a pretty amazing album cover? Frame it? Sell it on eBay? Put it on a shelf with your other vintage treasures?

Not if you are Christine of PinupPixie! What did she decide to do with this awesome find? Offer it up to the ETC team for our October Design Challenge!!!

Christine scanned the pages of the book/magazine and posted them to one of our team sites, and members were challenged to create something using these images or their own interpretation of The War of the Worlds.

In Christine's generosity, she also made the record and album cover available to ETC members to create the prizes for this Challenge. Beth of ByBethStudio, Cindylee of FattyCornersQuilts, and Cathie of SweetWolf were the first three to correctly respond with the original radio air date of The War of the Worlds (Oct 30, 1938) and were thus selected to create the prizes for this Challenge.

Entries for The War of the Worlds Design Challenge include:

War of the Worlds Mixed Media Canvas Book
Created by ByBethStudio
NOTE: This item is available as one of the prizes for this Challenge!

War of the Worlds Mixed Media Quilt
Created by FattyCornersQuilts
NOTE: This item is available as one of the prizes for this Challenge!

War of the Worlds Record Bowl
Created by SweetWolf
NOTE: This item is available as one of the prizes for this Challenge!

For more information on each of the above items, as well as more pictures, be sure to click on the title of each entry to transfer to its Etsy or Flickr listing.

Two addtional prizes (for the 4th and 5th place finishers) have been provided by Christine of PinupPixie -- she was unable to get them ready by the deadline to be included in the Challenge poll, as she was "caring for two cootiefied kids" this past weekend. Here are Christine's prize offerings:

Thanks, again, to everyone who has participated, and special Thanks to all our voters!

NOTE: Due to technical difficulties, the voting deadline has been extended through midnight, Thursday, Oct 30th.


ApacheMoon said...

This is such a fun challenge this month! I love the Orson Wells version of this and the resulting events were so - well - human.
Thanks for thinking of it and to all of you who have offered such great prizes and work.

TiLT said...

Wow - these are all so great - it's hard to choose!

YarnCoture said...

This is so cool...of course I am biased to the crocheted entry!

GrandmaMarilyns said...

Some wonderful entries. I just couldn't think of anything myself. Good luck everyone.

Tricia ~~ Handmade Whimzy said...

I couldn't think of anything either, GrandmaMarilyn. :(
All these entries are so good, it's hard to choose just one to vote for.

serendipityrose said...

Oh Wow - how can one choose from all of these unique and wonderful designs. I'll have to decide somehow and vote - thanks for extending the voting deadline!

Joyce said...

Awesome items ! It was sooo hard to choose !

Elisa Morrison said...

My favorite is the sterling silver bird pin, but they are all great!!!

Cher said...

What fabulous imaginations, each and every one is unique and all are fantastic... it was so hard to pick just one!

Cindy said...

I finally voted, but I think all the entries are wonderful and deserving of first place....

all I can say is "WOW".