Friday, February 22, 2013

My First Pinwheel!

I finally made a pinwheel, thanks to Ashley's video for the PTI MIM challenge this week.  Until now I didn't know what I'd do with one after I made it.  Ashley said she uses them like she would flowers, so that inspired me.  I started with a mini pinwheel made from one of the squares you get from the PTI Take Three die.  I stamped one side in Brilliance Pearlescent Coral using the tree top from the Floral Foliage set.  The other side is stamped in Brilliance Pearlescent Lime using Background Basics: Geometrics.  To embellish the center I used a pink sequin & lime brad.  I bent up the ends like Ashley showed to do--really changes the appearance.  This image from Lovely Leaves ties in with the green side of the pinwheel, so I stamped it a couple times in the green ink & colored the dots with a pink Gelly Roll pen.  The Take Three die cut is dry embossed & then mounted with foam tape over the leaves & to the card front.  Isn't this a great sentiment from Lovely Leaves?  I stamped in Memento Gray Flannel & then traced over "brighter" with the same Gelly Roll pen.  I think this qualifies as more than one font, so I'm also entering the challenge at A Passion for Papertrey where I was the lucky random drawing winner last week.  
I'd love to have you join my Blogiversary challenge--details HERE.  You have until March 10, 8pm EST to CASE one of my first year's cards.  Thanks for taking time to visit my blog.  Enjoy the weekend. 

13 comments:

  1. this is super cute Greta. Love the colours you chose for your pinwheel.

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  2. This is so cute and cheerful Greta. I love the pinwheel and how it matches the shape of the stamped flowers. The embossed panel with the windows is a nice touch.

    Your card reminded me of how I used to love pinwheels when I was a child. Whenever the store bought ones broke, we would make our own out of paper and attach them to drinking straws with pins which we bent to hold them on. Our homemade pinwheels didn't work very well though!

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  3. Love the pinwheel! Love the windows design too!

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  4. Such a fresh and lovely design, Greta! Love it!

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  5. Wonderful design, Greta! You know I love pink and green, so I'm swooning over your beautiful pinwheel!

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  6. Oh this is such a pretty card! I love all the white with the hint of green leaves peeking through! Great job on the pinwheel too!

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  7. your card is pretty darn amazing, greta! i love that sweet little pinwheel and the embossing!!

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  8. This is beautiful Greta!!!! I absolutely love the raised embossed panel, the color combination and your pretty pinwheel!!!! I hope to join in your challenge- will be hard to pick just one fave card of yours:)

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  9. Beautiful design, Greta! The colors are so soft and pretty and I love the 3 little windows.

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  10. Really cute card! I grabbed a picture to make my own version soon!

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  11. Pink & green & white is just so fresh together! I love the pinwheel & that fun centre - super clever to layer the sequin there :)

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  12. pinwheels make me smile. they remind me of happy childhood times. love it when that happens! beautiful spring-y colors and i love the effect of the leaves flying by in the wind behind the die cut.

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  13. EEk! I love your tiny pinwheels. I blew the deadline for the MIM challenge at PTI, but I also chose to make the mini pinwheels. Yours are just cute as can be. Great card!

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