Thursday, 2 August 2012

Pinwheel mosaic ....

.... Morning all!!   This card is for two challenges:


I really like Belinda's sketch but I was having a hard time trying to decide what to do with it - until I saw the inspiration photo on this week's Colour Q challenge.  The interlocking pattern on the bag is just fab and I knew that I could replicate it with my new pinwheel (we call them windmills in the UK) stamps.  Here's the card:



Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Playful Pinwheels, Compact Sentiments II
Inks:  Stampin' Up! - Lucky Limeade, Tangerine Tango, Poppy Parade, Pink Pirouette
Accessories:  Papermania - orange ribbon; Dotty brad and card from stash

It's so easy using these stamps to make the interlocking pattern - I did start off with the solid stamp, but it was much too heavy, so I used this fun solid and stripe pinwheel.  I made the tag from a scrap of white linen textured card from my scrap box.  I stamped the large outline pinwheel in red and then filled in with the stars and solid.  I attached the pinwheel to the tag with this dotty brad - so it moves too.  I found some dotty orange ribbon to finish the tag and stamped this simple sentiment directly onto the card.  It's going off in the post to a friend today.



I hope everyone has been enjoying the Olympics - I watched the Men's Time Trial road race yesterday and was delighted to see that Bradley Wiggins for Team GB won the gold!  That's all for now, I hope to be back tomorrow.

Edited:  Just uploaded my card to WMSC and found that I'm not the only one to think of using the pinwheels!!!  Great minds think alike!!!

25 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Deborah those pinwheels are seriously cute. So glad you joined us this week at the colourQ.

Pauline said...

Oh I just love the stamped background Deb, so jolly and fun! Love these little pinwheels!

cbuswell said...

Love this! Especially the stamped pinwheel background! Brilliant!

Buffy said...

Ah touche. You have to love those pinwheels.
Love how you combined those colours.
Brilliant card again Debs

Buf xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Deborah and that pinwheel really looks like its 3D...great background and colours


Anne

Ardyth said...

These are wonderful colours and my ocd (ish) mind loves how you've lined up the background pinwheels so perfectly, tip to tip!

Sylvia said...

Awesome card, Deborah, I love all the pinwheels! Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ and sharing your fun card.

PatQ's Cards said...

Love how you used the pinwheel design. Very nice card.

Vickie Z said...

Those pinwheels are fabulous as a background!!! Wonderful card!

GinaA said...

Nice pin wheel creation and I love your Olympics card. Internet has been playing up so very behind with comments!

Jeanne J said...

Oooh you are definitely on to something here - wow! That background is amazing - I don't even want to know how tricky it was to make - but WOW!!! Candy for the eyes Deborah! SWEET!

Donna Mosley said...

A gorgeous card Deborah, love the pinwheels and beautiful colours.

Donna x

Tosha Leyendekker said...

What a playfully fun card!! Love the pinwheel background and the fabulously fun colors!!

Joyce said...

Love, Love, Love this. How fun! I love how you incorporated those pinwheels, the colors and that wonderful sketch.

LeAnne said...

Fun card--the pinwheels are a perfect touch! So glad you were able to play with the CQC this week!

Renee said...

Fabulous!!
Love that background...
and I don't care how easy you say it was...
lining them up so perfectly...
well I would have needed a few drinks when I was done! ;)
Love this...
the colors...
the fun feel...
it's fabulous, Deborah!! :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Super cute card Deb! Love your pinwheel stamped background and the tag! Thanks so much for joining along with the WMSC :)

Asha said...

So deliciously cute, Deborah! I keep seeing lime popsicle in your card... must be the heat! Love the card.

Kelly S. said...

Your background paper is FABULOUS, Deborah! Stamped so perfectly, and I just love the colors together! That pinwheel looks so sweet in limeade :)!

Craftilicious said...

Wowser do you have some patience for liniing up all those windmills for the background! It looks fabuloso!
Tara
x

Craftilicious said...

Wowser do you have some patience for liniing up all those windmills for the background! It looks fabuloso!
Tara
x

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Wow, Deborah!! I love the background you made and those colors are so fun together!! Great job!

Kate said...

Firstly I just love the colours - so bright and sunny. Secondly I just love the stamped background - what a versatile set this is. Finally just love your interpretation of the WMS sketch - especially the pinwheel on the tag.

Savitri said...

Deborah, this is very adorable!! Love the pin wheel!!

Kara said...

so cool! love the pattern you created! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the ColourQ!

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