Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Scallop Art (using a circle punch)

Hey ya'll! So today I'm joining in on The Pinterest Challenge. If you've never heard of it before it is this fun challenge to create something you were inspired by on Pinterest. I love pinning things so to actually see them come to life is so much fun! Last year I made a flower mirror using spoons

This time I decided to tackle this cool thing I saw someone do with a circle punch. They punched out circles from colorful card stock paper and made it into art. Here is how mine turned out. 







This was my inspiration. 



I'm loving scallop prints right now! I really wanted to incorporate it in my living room in some way. So when I saw this awesome art on Pinterest, I knew I had to take my spin on it. 




It was super super easy to make. 

All you need is:

Some colorful paper (I bought 6 sheets from a craft store)
A circle puncher (mine is 1 3/4")
A glue stick
Pencil
Ruler




I took the pencil and ruler and made lines 3/4" apart on a piece of card-stock paper. I did this so I could line up my circles easy. You want to make sure your circles overlap so you get the scallop effect. Then I just got at it with the glue. I did the colors in random order. 




Here is what it looked after it was glued and the sides were trimmed.




I really love the way it turned out! I borrowed the frame I used the other day for the "New Shoes" printable I made so I need to go get another frame for it. I love how easy this was and how it is so versatile  I used these colors because they fit my living room well, but you could go with so many different ideas for it.





I'm joining the link parties of Young House LoveBower Power, Sparkle Meets Pop, and Red Bird Blue.









I am or will be sharing with these Awesome Parties:
///Monday: Monday Funday Link Party @ Uncommon Designs / Made by you Monday @ Skip to my Lou / Sunday Showcase @ Under the table and dreaming by Stephanie Lynn/Take-a-Look Tuesday @ Sugar Bee Crafts / Get your Craft on Tuesday! @ Today's Creative Blog / Tutorials & Tips Party @ Home Stories A2Z 

///Tuesday: The Inspiration Board Link Party @ Carolyn's Homework / Share it link party @ The Winthrop Chronicles 

///Wednesday: Sizzle into Summer @ DIY By Design / Wow Us Wednesdays @ Savvy Southern Style / We Did It! Wednesday @ Sew much ado / Transformation Thursdays @ The Shabby Creek Cottage/Hookin up with HOH @ House of Hepworths/ Whatever goes Wednesday @ Someday Crafts / Show and Share Wednesday @ Semi Homemade Mom 

///Thursday: Thursdays are your days @ 52 Mantels / Party Time @ The 36th Avenue / Live, Laugh, {Linky} Thursday @ Live Laugh Rowe / Thursday's Temptation @ Two Yellow Birds Decor / Pinterest Power Party @ The Taylor House/Link Party Thursday @ Somewhat Simple/ Keep Calm and Link up @ Becoming Martha/Flaunt it Friday @ Chic On A Shoestring DecoratingShine on Fridays @ One Artsy Mama 

///Friday: Creative Inspirations Linky Party @ Embracing Change / Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest / Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home / I'm Lovin' It Fridays @ Tidy Mom / {What's Shakin'} link party @ Shaken Together / Funky Junk's Party Junk @ Funky Junk Interiors/Weekend wrapup party @ Tatertots & Jello 

///SaturdaySpotlight Saturday Link Party @ Classy Clutter /Sundae Scoop @ I heart nap time / Overflowing with creativity @ It's overflowing /Think Pink Saturdays @ Flamingo Toes 

///SundayNifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty /Making the world Cuter Monday @ Making the World Cuter  /CraftOManiac Monday @ CraftOManiac Motivate me Monday @ Keeping it Simple

27 comments:

  1. Came here from YHL, love this project! It looks great! :)

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  2. Visiting from YHL! This turned out great! Love it!! :)

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  3. I love the blues you chose. Reminds me of fishes. :) Hopped over from YHL!

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  4. Love this! It looks like a store bought art piece! And I can't wait to try it with some other colors to match my home.

    Jumped over here fromYHL!

    p.s. sorry for my love of exclamation points (!)

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    1. Thanks so much Berennisse! (I love exclamation points too!)

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  5. Very cute! I have a circle punch that I've only used for the project I bought it for....I really need to do something like this and get some more use out of it!

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    1. Thanks so much! Yes it's nice to use something that is just sitting there. I bought the circle punch to make cupcake toppers for my kids party and I was dying to use it again.

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  6. What a great crafty project, and it looks great sitting next to the blue owl :)

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    1. Thanks so much Michelle! Yes I think it plays on the owls feathers pretty good! :)

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  7. So simple but really great texture! I'll have to keep this in mind. Pinning now!

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  8. Fun idea and so easy and inexpensive to make! Thanks for entering One Crafty Contest!

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    1. Thanks Amy! And thanks for hosting such a fun contest!

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  9. Love how your art turned out! One of these days I made one with paint chip! :-) I will be following your blog! If you have a chance please check my blog out... www.fabtwigs.com

    Hugs,
    Fabrizia

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    1. Thanks so much Fabrizia! Ill be sure to check out your blog too :)

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  10. Ooh I love this! DIY artwork is always the best. You chose such pretty colors too! I popped over from It's Overflowing--thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

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    1. I loved this so much that I featured it on my blog today as part of a roundup of unique framed art ideas! Check it out here: http://justagirlandherblog.com/unique-framed-art-ideas/ . Thanks so much for the inspiration!

      ~Abby =)

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  11. This is SO fun, I am pinning! I'd love for you to come share it at the link party I am cohosting right now!
    http://thefirstyearblog.com/2013/05/12/link-party-with-titi-crafty/

    Beth @ The First Year Blog

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  12. Funny, I have that SAME owl!!

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