Tuesday, January 1

going for a spin

Jennie is in charge of all the great challenges on our Yahoo group! This week she asked Geeta, Rhonda and I to make a card using the new Cup and Saucer image in a different way than just a cup of tea. I tried not to complain too much~right Geeta, but what else can you do with a cup of tea. You can always make it into a cup of coffee or hot cocoa, but that seems about the same as just a cup of tea. Well then an idea came to me; make it into a teacup ride. Then came the work of actually making this into a reality. If you know me, you know that I like to make simple and quick cards. This was not going to be one of them.
Well here is my first attempt at this card. It's cute and gives you the idea of a teacup ride. But I wasn't completely happy with it. I left it sitting on my table in hopes that I would think of a way to make it better.


Then I went to lunch with Kris and was telling her about this teacup card. And it hit me~ make the teacups spin. So back to the drawing board I went. I played around with a few different ideas until I finally came up with this.




I thought about making each teacup spin seperately, but didn't. But of course, I am now thinking I may need to make another one with spinning teacups. You can't really see it in the picture, but the base of the card is the cottage green pinwheel notecard. I stamped "smooches" on the inside to make it the perfect card for your valentine. The blue circle spins. Thanks Jennie for the fun challenge. It really stretched my creativity. And here is the card in action.

All images and notecards are A Muse Artstamps.

11 comments:

Edie said...

oh my gosh that's clever!!

CraftyEngineer said...

Very clever! DOH! I thought about the Tea Cup ride at Disney World, too. BACK to the *#($#(*$& drawing board. Of course, I didn't think about it spinning like yours. VERY NICE!

Nancy said...

WOW Michelle...what a brilliant idea!! I like both cards, but having the one that spins is too cute!! Happy New Year!

JULIE said...

SHUT UP!!! ...........THUD!

Elena said...

Very cool and very fun!

jennie said...

HOLY MOLY!!! This is AWESOME!! Wow!! I am in awe of your creativity right now!! :)

Rhonda said...

HOLY CARP!!! Talk about creative!!! I made a teacup card but realized it doesn't really fit into our challenge cuz it's still a cup of tea!! I need to step up my game now, but I know it won't even compare to this!!! Completely amazing and fun!!! Great job Michelle!

ddc designs said...

Brilliant!!! What a great idea, very clever - Thanks for showing it in "action". :)

iott said...

What a fantastic card - love it! I wanted to say "brilliant" - but someone beat me to it...but that's what I was thinking!

Nicole said...

These are so very fun! Clever and cute! Love it.

Michelle M White said...

That's soooo cute and clever! Love it!!!