Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Turning Cartwheels!

I was never very good at gymnastics - cartwheels turned into bunny hops and I simply hadn't the courage to flip and climb and balance! My thing was dancing - give me music and I would move!  But I always admired friends who could turn a perfect cartwheel, and particularly those who could happily cartwheel along the edge of the school field, fearless, free and fabulous!

Which brings me to my card for today.  This one is for the DP2 challenge and is also my Mo's Dream Team card for this week.  I feel I have neglected my darling Mo the last few days so apologies all my Mo fans - this one is for you.  (Don't forget the Dream Team blog hop on Thursday though!)

This week's DP2 Challenge was an inspiration photograph - check out these colours! 

So here's my card:

Image: Mo's Digital Pencil, 'Georgie's Cartwheel'

Papers: Scenic Route

Tutorial: Splitcoaststampers, which you can find here.

I simply had to make a spinner card with this little guy, as soon as I read Mo's comment 'Turn him on his head and he's jumping for joy'.  I adapted the tutorial a little to fit my needs, as I wanted just a strip for the spinner itself - but it was easy to do once I'd got the idea of the spinner working properly. I'd hope to do an 'action shot' but I'm hopeless with the video!

This beautiful striped paper is perfect for the colour challenge, don't you think, and these beautiful bright buttons were just waiting for this challenge to come along!

So, rather than the action shot, here are the stills:

Off he goes ......

   .... jumping for joy .....

... and the cartwheel comes to an end!
How cute is he!? I'm delighted with this one -he's so jolly! I coloured him with Copics, as usual - although colouring someone upside down and the right way up is quite difficult! The shadows would fall in slightly different places depending on which way up he is.  Still, as my shadowing is never particularly accurate, I reckon I've got away with it!  
Sorry about the ridiculous layout on this post - I'm having real trouble with Mr Blogger at the moment - he simply won't put things where I want them and I don't know what's changed to make him act like this! I'll have to investigate!

So, off to link up and then it must be time for lunch - I need a big salad to counteract all those yummy calories from Sunday's cakes!

Happy crafting.


  1. Clever you,what a fantastic card and such a perfect image for a spinner card! I just love it ! X

  2. This is just amazing... what a great idea. You have coloured him in perfect xx

  3. Ik vind de kaart erg leuk en een geweldig idee om er z'n jongetje voor te gebruiken!

  4. OUTSTANDING!!!! you truly are an inspiration, you have such great ideas!

  5. WOW Peri this is gorgeous...!! What a fab idea for "turning him on his head". The paper is gorgeous and those buttons are lurvely....

    Tracy x

  6. Hello!

    This is the most wonderful card I have seen in forever! I love it! You are an amazing and creative card maker! :<) Everything about it is wonderful!

    Wishing you a great week!

    Barbara Diane

  7. Peri, I love to come to see what wonderful creative card you have created to amaze us!!! You never disappoint Girl!!! Love it. Thanks for playing the Challenge with us at Mo's

  8. Peri, this is so wonderful!! I love it!!!


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