Saturday, August 28, 2010

Pinwheel Card (GS #53 and CTD #107)

Hi all! I am starting to feel better and hubby has to work today :( so I am mostly planning to be in with the boys today. Maybe a trip to Starbucks for a Pumpkin Spice Latte (my best friend Rachel told me they are BACK!!:) But, while I wait for Ian and Collin to clean their rooms (it could take DAYS!!!) I thought I'd get a couple challenges in for you & for me:) So here's the deets on my card. It's for Get Sketchy #53 and for  Color Throwdown #107. I am LOVING all the fun pinwheels I've been seeing on cards lately! . I have made them before but not on cards. I made some 4th of July pinwheels for all my kids, nieces and nephews on Independence day '09. SO fun! But I think they are super happy and fun on cards. So, when I saw the 3 circles on this sketch, all I could think was "pinwheels!!" and the fun colors in the color throwdown challenge just added to it. So, I made the pinwheels out of some fun papers by Basic Grey (that patterned background paper is also Basic Grey) and October Afternoon. I used a solid premade card by DCWV. The center star brad is SU! as well as the Certainly Celery piece which was embossed with an SU! exclusive texturz plate by Sizzix and punched with an EK Success large curved embossing punch. The Pretty in Pink cardstock is also SU!The jumbo brads are old, I don't remember where they are from.... I then stamped the sentiment from 'A Little Birthday Cheer" and it was CROOKED!!! Grrrr. So I stamped it again on the Pretty in Pink scrap and popped it up with dimensionals, then going back in with a pen to "correct" the brackets a bit. Well, that's it for now! I hope to be back later today with some more challenges!! Have a GREAT day! :) -Noelle

6 comments:

Tracey Parrott said...

These are darling Noel, I wanted to try to make some smaller ones too! Creative minds think alike..but this card is amazing, perfect pinwheel colors and embellished beautifully! Thanks for your comments on my blog too!

Noelle said...

Thanks so much, Tracey!! I loved your card as well, I thought it was perfect for that challenge! :) I hope you have a lovely weekend. Thanks for being my blogging friend:)

SmilynStef said...

Love those pinwheels ... adorable card.

Kristin Bueter said...

Oh yes...I love your pinwheels also! Your overall design is fab. I like how you balanced the busy pinwheels and dp with the green, scalloped layer. Perfect touch!

Thanks for joining us at the CTD this week!

Ruby said...

Gorgeous pinwheels, they work so well with that big scallop. Fab card!

Dori said...

This is fabulous! A winner for sure! I love the pinwheels!