Tuesday, June 12, 2012

{TCPTUES214} Blow Me Away

Hiya! This week Susan is our hostess with the mostest over at The Cat's Pajamas, and she is our resident stamp/cutup challenge head honcho.....well this week we want you to Blow Us Away! Yep- that's right! Use any stamp with wind, air, blowing (think outta the box a little- blowing on hot soup or tea.....) and the cutups we'd like you to pull out this week are the pinwheel and/or cloud border!

I haven't used the pinwheel cutup in ages, so I was really excited to use it! I must have been thinking about my niece, Gracie, when I started off, because I decided to make her some room decor. She has the cutest little bedroom with that green and pink, shabby-chic cottage feel to it...the one with the cabbage roses and white distressed furniture. You know what I'm talkin' bout!

I found this little 3-pk of terra cotta seed pots at the Dollarama for ...you guessed it, a dollar! I then painted them white with plain old acrylic craft paint. I hotglued some florist foam down and covered it in homemade crimped paper grass (just cut CS strips 1/8" wide and run through your paper crimper- if you don't have a paper crimper, dry emboss the sheet of CS before cutting- I had a sheet in my stash already embossed and it honestly worked just as well, so don't feel like you have to go out and buy a $25 crimper! Best is a very detailed, deep embossing folder). The 'leaves' are just SU satin ribbon bows with the end bits cut short and glued in place.

I assembled the pinwheels (I cut 2 out for each pot, to give it some strength in case a small person would like to manhandle this a bit;) by using a brad to hold it all in place, then hotglued a button tied with bakers twine on the top. I then cut 3 circles of TCP felt (from the Green With Envy collection) using a small spellbinders circle and hotglued a lollipop stick to the back of the pinwheel and covered with the felt circle.

I cut out a couple strips of white clouds and used the coolvetica alphabet to spell out her first, middle and last name in Melon Mambo ink on clouds that I had snipped appart. Her last name wouldn't fit on one cloud, so I just used two and then added a mini glue dot to attach them. Poked a hole through the cloud and fastened onto the stick with more bakers twine. Then I  hotglued the lollipop stick into the foam to make sure it stays in place. All done!! This sounds intense, but the painting was what took the longest! The rest actually came together really quick!

Thanks for stopping by, and check out the sidebar on the Dancing in PJ's blog to see which designers have posted today (and keep checking in for inspiration all week long- we like to keep it coming!)..and if you would like the chance to win a weekly GC or better yet, the whole shebang when we announce who gets to be Swanky Stamper and play along with the next release, then remember to upload your creation to the blog or use the keyword TCPTUES214 when using an online gallery.


Mandi said...

Very cute! Your niece Elliot is sitting on my knee saying "that's nice...I love it"! Ha Ha! ;)

Theresa said...

Hi Jenny - is this ever too cute!! Love the pin wheels, but I really like how you incorporated them into the pots. Awesome idea.

wendy said...

these are so precious Jenny...such a wonderful crafty idea...great inspiration for this weeks Cat Challenge!