Friday, May 8, 2009

Spinning out of Control!

This week has been crazy busy and has me feeling a little like I am spinning out of control. My kids activities happened all at once this week -2 music concerts, a science fair, karate, and riding lessons. Not to mention that I took an online web design class and my final is due today. Don't know what I was thinkin.

So, this weeks Scrappy Frogs Challenge is completely appropriate for my state of mind. We were asked to create something round and I made a circular card with a flower that spins. PLEASE! go check out this challenge site and try it out. They have the most awesome prizes, it will be well worth your time.

I used my Fiskars circle border punch for the green layer of the card base and cut the edges of the other two layers with my scalloped scissors. The flower and leaves were made with my new SU scallop oval and large oval punch. I LOVE!!!! these punches. I am going to get so much use out of these things. If you don't have an SU demo and would like these check out my fave SU demo Linda and order from her. She is the greatest!

I made the petals by first punching the paper with the large oval punch then surrounding the open area with the scallop punch. This gave a very thin scalloped outline which I layered over another plain oval scallop. I glued one end of the scallop outline to the end of the scallop base, let it dry then glued the other end a little up from the edge so that it would create a sort of bubble. The center of the flower is a shaker with pink beads inside so that when the flower spins it rolls the beads around. The leaves were made with the same scallop oval punch, folded in half and run through my crimper.

I also have to give a shout out to The Digichick - All the papers used for this project (and this past wednesday's also) were downloads from their site. Can you believe it! They have a huge selection and for someone like me who is color challenged it is heaven. You get a whole set of color coordinated papers for a few dollars. I printed the paper on my georgia pacific cardstock from walmart and voila! Awesome baby!

Card Stuff
Stamps- SU, barouque motifs, oval all
Paper - The Digichick
Punches - SU, scallop oval, large ovaland scallop circle, Fiskars, rose circle
Etc. -SU, Ribbon, Pink microbeads pink rhinestones
The pink plastic button is a freebie I got from Stampingbella when i placed an order.


MaryR said...

wow - gorgeous project! love the layers and the circles and these wonderful colors

Jen D. said...

I love the dimension on this, beautiful!

tmcc4 said...

WOW!!! love the colors! love the project.. Very original...TFS!!

Susan said...

Love the papers and how you did the flowers. I never thought about using the oval punch! I love all the detail and the textures and layers. Just beautiful!

Stampin'GHmom said...

How incredibly ingenious! So talented. Whoever gets this card is going to be thrilled!

Martha said...

love the colors, great work.

Wendy said...

Ooh, what a pretty flower! Great job! All the colors are amazing!

Stephanie said...

Just love the colors, great looking card!!

sarahw said...

How cool is that! I love all of the details.

Lana said...

Just found your blog and your work is awesome.....
I will be back ;0)
Lana x