Monday, April 5, 2010

I ♥ clouds...

Hey there! It's Deana here today, but you probably already knew that by the title of this post. In fact, I'm sure if you've seen any of my work, you're probably wishing I would find something NEW to love! Before we get to how much I love those flat-bottomed clouds in the Willow Bee line, how about something else that brings a little SPRING-time to your pages... like pinwheels!

They are easy to make & can add some dimension to your pages & projects.








I made mine using a double-sided patterned paper (my choice was from Ellies Day Out), a piece of coordinating paper to punch out a circle for the middle, a corduroy brad & a wooden skewer...


I cut my square in 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. You can choose any size square. Then draw lines ALMOST to the center of your square... leaving about 1/4-inch space in the middle. To be perfectly honest, I skip the drawing lines part & just start cutting. Perfection is so over-rated! Poke a hole in the center of your square, so it's ready for your brad...


Now fold 1 corner in to the middle from each of your 4 triangles you now have & hold those corners in place with a sticky dot...


I added a punched-circle to the middle of my pinwheel before adhering my brad because I wanted another pop of blue on my page, but you can make yours in any variation. Then I taped the top of the wooden skewer to the back of my pinwheel...


In addition to really LOVING the clouds in the Willow Bee line, as you'll see with the following projects, I also LOVE how easy it is to mix & match Nikki's lines. Old + new, they can all work together. On this one I used the Dan The Record Man line + stamps + stickers...



This page is mostly Bella Blue & Oscar Too + some Flaming Butterfly + Willow Bee for my "sun"...



Willow Bee + Bella Blue & Oscar Too



Willow Bee + Flaming Butterfly...

Willow Bee+ Bella Blue & Oscar Too







...plus lots of Burlap Buttons & Breadless Tabs! Have fun mixing & matching! HAPPY SPRING everyone!

9 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

*sigh* that lo about U and your Sister is soooooooooooooooo touching and heartfelt Deana....absolutely love it...and i loveeeeeeeeee your other lo's and cards too!!! U always inspire and amaze me!!! wow wow wow wowwwwwwww!!! And I hope U never ever ever ever ever stop loving clouds! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Andrea Budjack said...

Beautiful projects!

Tere said...

wow! These are gorgeous!!!

margie c said...

Gorgeous creations, Deana! I love the clouds and bees!
I have been drooling over everyone's beauitful work for a long time now and I finally received my first item - the Willowbee stamp set, which I got to post today!
It will always be one of my faves!

Can't wait to see more!
Happy Monday!
hugs, margie

Linda Beeson said...

These are great! How cute are the pinwheels and your great "how to's" and LOVE the way the journaling strips worked with that yellow patterned paper.

Hanneke said...

these are all so gorgeous!! love them all !! And thanks for the tutorial, I always wanted to learn how to make those!!!

sarah said...

i knew this was your post from the title! :) you are officially deemed as miss cloud lover. :)

great tutorial on the pinwheel. i have yet to try that out, and i think I'll get to it very soon because i've got tons of spring photos to use. :)

hugs,
sarah.

Nikki Sivils said...

Awesome blog post!! Really really love those pinwheels! Thanks for showing us how to make them!

jacque4u2c said...

This layout is so touching, adorable and sad and sweet all at the same time.

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