Saturday, April 14, 2012

Primary colors

Look at the fun photo inspiration from the Play Date Cafe challenge this week:


I just loved the bright happy colors and the retro look of many of the images.  So I made a pinwheel card:


supplies: blue and white cardstock, dps from October Afternoon and unknown (green), red, yellow and green buttons and baker's twine, wood skewer, Hero Arts CG211 Magical Background, Adirondack Stonewash ink, CL456 Big Hugs, VersaFine onyx black ink

My pinwheels started out as 2" squares of double-sided papers.  HERE's a tutorial by Tami Hartley at the Hero Arts Blog showing how to make them.

28 comments:

Kara Lynne said...

Love your papers and pinwheels! I will definitely check out that tutorial. Beautiful retro style!

gRiSeL™ said...

LOVE it!!! I'm obsessed with pinwheels and this card made me smile!! SO sunshiny and cheerful!!! Definitely brightens anyone's day!!! (:

Lidka said...

ƚliczna kartka :)

Lisa Elton said...

WOW oh WOW Lin do I love this! You just gave me a BIG smile! Love the sweet paper you've used on your darling pinwheels ;)

Barb said...

Bright, beautiful and summery! Love your fun pinwheels, Lin!

walchowDesign said...

Love all the bright pinwheels, Lin!

Kathy (krolski) said...

I love the pinwheels Lin! Love the bold colors and the twine!

Leni said...

Love the happy colors. I've seen some beautiful cards on your blog! The flowerpot! The black, white and yellow one with the girl, so sweet!

Kathy Martin said...

I love this pinwheel card! Love that you have three pinwheels on it! With colorful paper! :)

Heather Jensen said...

So cute Lin. Love the pinwheels. :)

Hugs~

Cindy C. said...

So fun and bright! Great card Lin!

Pam W Merwin said...

This card puts a smile on my face :) Love your color choices for the pinwheels!

Theresa's Studio said...

This brighten my day! What a great and cheerful card...you do brights so wel Love the pinwheels.

Judy1223 said...

Lin, you have such an amazing talent when interpreting the color challenge photos! I love the colorful pinwheels and the sweet swirl background...adorable!

Annette Allen said...

cute cute cute...love those pinwheels...great design Lin...Happy Sunday..

Nancy K said...

Such wonderful fun...those pinwheels make me happy! Great card, Lin.

Trinh said...

This is fantastic, Lin! I love the sense of movement with the swirl background.

Suzanne C said...

Adorable and brilliant design!

Mei Ann Guerrero said...

Gorgeous card as always Lin! Love it!

Emily Keaton said...

Such a happy card! Those pinwheels are just delightful, Lin. :)

Jinny Newlin said...

This is ever so cute and so bright and happy and cheerful! I just LOVE it to pieces! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Jennifer said...

Lin -- I always love your work -- and these are the perfect example of why : super-colorful and cheery and FUN! Love it!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

This is why you are MOXIE FAB! Look at this card!!!!!!!! AMAZING! Great job! THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:)

Lesley said...

Amazing card! Congrats on your win!!

Arnoldo L. Romero said...

Congratulations on winning the PDC challenge. I love the combination of color prints in your card and the 3-D effect. Blessings!

Virginia L. said...

Woohoo! Congrats, Lin, on your win!! You rock with this (and every) challenge!

Darnell said...

Congrats on your well-deserved win at PDCC for your awesome card!

bjmartin said...

Love this card - pinwheels and all the bright colors are so happy! Congrats!