Tuesday, 12 October 2010

My tribute to the Commonwealth Games


At the moment the Commonwealth Games are on. After seeing the amazing Opening Ceremony I have re gained an appreciation of Indian art. I love the intricate designs and bright colours that are prominent in most things Indian. Paisleys is a common and beautiful Indian design and so I decided to use them when making the patterned paper for this card. The Paisleys are part of a 1970's dingbat font that I have got, they always come in handy. This is another card design that I will use for the many cards that I have to make.

The challenges I have included-
Melon and Green-The Play Date Cafe
Sketch (in previous post)-Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge
Things in threes-Pile It On


Today is my day off and I am supposed to be cleaning up, I will start in about 15 mins and get the house back to a normal state. My Aunt is in town at the moment and I want the house to be presentable before she comes over. It will get done :)

I was chosen as one of the "cream in the coffee" winners for this card over at the  The Play Date Cafe

14 comments:

Tammy said...

This is beautiful!

Shalini said...

well the opening ceremony was quite a rocker!!! so so so proud to be an Indian... and yr card is a befitting tribute to it...

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful holiday card, the paisley looks great on your trees!Thanks for playing a the PDCC.

Emily Keaton said...

This is lovely!! A great take on both the PDCC colors and the Waltzingmouse sketch. Nicely done :)

Debgem said...

This is super. I love the colours and the stamps on the trees. I think it's fab.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Love the trio of trees! SO FUN! Great job at our color combo!! Thanks for joining in the fun and playing along with us at the PDCC:)

Papiersalat {by Janna} said...

cute card, susan!

janna

Andrea Ewen said...

Very elegant, love the designs on the trees and the beautiful CAS layout. Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Anne Marie said...

Love your card!! The trees are so fun and the colors look great. Great blog music, too!! :)

Sarah Anderson said...

Beautiful trees, love that they were inspired by the Commonwealth Games being in India :) Thanks for playing at the cafe with us :)

Ros said...

Fabulous card again ... love the style

Edna Morrisedie said...

Love your take on the sketch, the trees look gorgous, well done and thanks for playing along with the Mischief Makers this week!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Simply darling! Those trees look fabulous! Great way to combine challenges! Thanks for playing along with the WMSC :) So nice to see your creations weekly! Hope you come join in the fun this Saturday!

Anna said...

Adorable! Love the trees! Thanks for joining us at Pile It On.