Wednesday, December 14, 2011

a fun moose adventure {a scrapbook layout with pinwheel flowers}

i recently received my jan/feb issue of creating keepsakes magazine and saw a layout with these cute little pinwheel flowers made from circle punches. i had to recreate those flowers. in fact i was kind of obsessed with recreating them-i had to do it that night. sometimes, i just get the urge to do something creatively and i can't let go of it.
the obsession with those pinwheel flowers turned into this layout:

that's my moosey boy having an everyday adventure in our backyard. he has a lot of those. he loves exploring the area around our playset, finding new creatures {aka ants} to talk to. i think this line of paper and embellishments really brings out the fun and playful feel i am trying to get across with this layout.

here's a closer look at the left side:

you probably can't tell but i used pop dots to pop the main picture {the close up of my son's face} and keep it the focus. i also popped the pinwheel flowers. i used smaller and tighter petals than the one featured in creating keepsakes but i like how mine turned out.

close-up of flowers:


these are super easy to make: you just punch circles and then cut them in half to make your petals; layer your petals with the flat sides facing each other and then use a button or {in my case} a piece of flair as your center. very cute and adds a lot of fun to your layout!

here's a close-up of my right side with the journaling and title:

because i used one line of paper, embellishments, and stickers {Tinkerin' by CTMH}, this layout came together very quickly even with the handmade pinwheel flowers.

i will definitely be making these flowers again! can't wait to try out different variations of sizes and spacings!
what do you think-are pinwheel flowers something you are going to try?

6 comments:

  1. this is just way too cute! love the pinwheel flowers

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  2. Love that paper line, and really love the way your pinwheels turned out!

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  3. This layout is so cute! I love those flowers and I know what you mean about really liking something you see in a magazine and having to try it out right away! :)

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  4. I love those flowers, especially with those papers! I once saw a layout I loved while reading on a plane (during takeoff!), and I was practically jumping out of my seat when we landed to get home to my scrapbook table!

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  5. I saw those flowers in that issue too, I have yet to make them though. Your layout is really cute.

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  6. So fun, so creative and I adore the smiley face flair...so perfect for your little cuties' layout!

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