I started off with a sketch from Colorful Creations - So You Think You Can Scrap Challenge #3. I grabbed a piece of Kraft paper for my base and then I pulled out some paper from the Authentique - Lovely collection. I have a sweet Fiskers punch with hearts that I used to punch along the top and bottom edge of one of the papers. I punched circles and placed them half way behind some of my layered papers to make a scalloped edge.
I made a pinwheel from a piece of my patterned paper and if you don't already know how to make a pinwheel let me give you a mini tutorial because it is super easy. And it turns out super cute every time.
Start with a square piece of double sided paper. It doesn't really matter what size square, I think I used one that was 4" x 4". Just use the size that works with your project.
Next I just folded it corner to corner to find the center which I marked with a pencil.
folding corner to corner to find the center
marked center with pencil
Then I took my scissors and cut in from each corner until I was about a 1/4 inch from the center.
Next I grabbed a cut corner and folded it down into the middle and adhered it with a glue dot.
Then I went clockwise and grabbed the next cut corner and did the same thing. I continued around all 4 corners.
To finish you can glue down a button or attach a brad to the center. Easy peasy.
Next on my layout I pulled out my new Stamp It Australia Imagine set 62 - Time to Dream that I got from Crafter's Companion. I LOVE these new Stamp It stamps and the butterflies stamp on this set is probably my favorite stamp.
I grabbed some vellum because I wanted a light and airy feeling. I stamped the butterflies out twice in red ink and then fussy cut around them. Then after layering all the paper pieces on my layout I slipped one stamped image under the top edge and adhered it down on the layout by putting a bit of glue under a few of the butterflies. I cut part of the stamped image away for the bottom corner since I wanted it to be a bit smaller. I love the way it creates movement across the page.
To finish up I added some Tim Holtz Washi tape to the 'stem" of the pinwheel flower and then added some on the upper left side for a bit of balance. I pulled a pink ticket stub, a pink button and some clear bling which I colored with my Spectrum Noir markers to be pink on top. And then I punched out a tiny heart and glued it down on top of the button. I added a little Crystal Stickles to the top of the heart for sparkle.
I used one of the stamped butterflies that I had fussy cut and discarded as part of my title work. I used some double sided adhesive squares to raise it up off the page and drew a little flight trail with a brown marker.
Now since I made the second pinwheel for my little tutorial I just had to make something with it. Crafter's Companion is sponsoring the CAS-ual Fridays challenge blog and I just wanted to join in the challenge so I made a clean and simple monochromatic card with my pinwheel and I stamped a sentiment from the Mulberry Wood - Friend stamp set.
Now the challenge this time is to use ink on your project and I did it in a bit of an unusual way (I hope it counts!). I pulled out my Spectrum Noir reinker for OR2 and I put a few drops of it onto my craft mat.
Then I took some Tim Holtz crinkle ribbon and swirled it around in the ink until it took on the color.
I scrunched up the ribbon and then I used my heat gun to dry it.
And I also pulled out some clear bling and used the same Spectrum Noir marker (OR2) to custom color them.
The CAS-UAL Fridays CFC87 challenge ends on January 31st at noon EST. You definitely want to enter because you could win 2 awesome Spectrum Noir marker 6 packs - Red Hues and Pale Hues!
See what I mean? It is a sweet prize and a fun challenge. So go get busy scrapping!
I decided that I didn't like that large pinwheel on my card so I made a smaller one and changed it out. Here is it.....what do you think?
It just seems more proportionate now. What do you think? I guess I need to make something else with that big pinwheel now!! lol
Thanks for stopping and looking.