Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Timeless Tuesday...circles & squares


Hey it's that time of week again and the challenge over at Flourishes  is to use circles and squares on your card/project, use as many as you want but be sure to use both shapes. Well I know it's hip to be square, just ask Huey Lewis and the News (wow that takes me back in time quite a bit) and as Diana Ross might say..round and round you turn me sooo... let's do it people. Dang, I'll have those tunes floating in my lame brain all day now.

I decided to be square first by making a totally square card and adding a few more squares before turning myself into the round. Card base is the cute polka (shall we dance for awhile here) dotted fun colored green and we move on from there by adding green, white, and then a fancy schmancy square compliments of my Spellbinder Die Eyelet Squares. Then, I changed my tactic and started using some circle shapes. I stamped the new Zinnia flower and colored with my ...yep you guessed it my favorite water colored pencils and my faithful blender. I tried some new pencils put out by Derwent called Inktense and I like them. They're pretty vibrant. Not much to this card other then following the challenge and using my circles and squares and then adding a wee bow. So get to work and join the fun why don't you? Quit reading start stamping and then link up on the Timeless Tuesday post for today. Be sure and check out the design teams card/projects.....

Betty
Cindy
Silke
Maki
Heather
Tammy



36 comments:

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Beautiful card, Pat! You've colored those zinnias wonderfully! Loved your Huey Lewis 'back in time' reference, too! You are too funny!

Benzi said...

Pat, I love the greens you have used..always love dots and your zinnias are awesome. Beautiful creation!

Jan Marie said...

Welcome Pat...know I'm late. Your card is wonderful and you mhave inspired be to take our my pencils and give them a spin.

Thanks for being a FOF guest!>
Jan Marie
Flourishes

Heather Jensen said...

What a beauty, Pat. I love Zinnias and you did a wonderful job coloring them. I planted some sherbert colored mix of Zinnias in my back yard and they are just starting to bloom. :)
Hugs~

Dawn B. said...

This is another beautiful Flourish creation Pat.. I love the paper you used. Great job.. :)

Makiko Jones said...

Oh Pat, this is so beautiful! The card base and scalloped layer are a perfect match! I love your coloring...so pretty!

velta said...

Simply stunning Pat! Your coloring makes me envious! Laughed about Huey and Ross, but then, you always do have a way of making me laugh! TFS!!

denise g. said...

Pretty!! Your coloring is fabulous! You even added polka dots, which are circles. Way to go on thoroughly sticking to the theme. Love your new blog mugshot and the house pictures. Things are sure looking good way out yonder. Things are great here, as it was another beautiful day in the mitten.

ChristineCreations said...

YUM, your zinnias are gorgeous Pat, and I love the polka dot theme you have going too...beautiful! So nice to see you as a FOF guest too!

Cindy Haffner said...

VERY PRETTY!~

Misti said...

Pat, your zinnias are fabulous!!! Love the polka dots!!!!!

Passioknitgirl said...

What fabulous coloring! Great card.

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Just beautiful! I love the greens and that polka dot paper looks lovely!

Deanne :)

lizlincoln said...

The celery green colour you chose is perfect against the bright zinnias. Beautifully done.

Anonymous said...

Pat, timeless Tuesday square and round complete happy thoughts cheerful cards a plenty.
Had to pop on after viewing Cards4Kids
samples headed to all those dear children in treatment at Detroit Children's Hospital. Wowzers! Nice way to kick me into gear for some flood relief work in art for victim families needing a bright no mud way to greet family and friends who have been and continue to be supportive in cleanup as flood three looms through snowmelt. Thank you for sharing your creative square and round Tuesday.
Blesings on your day.
mt23stamperatyahoo
Keep Looking UP!

Betty Wright said...

Pat, this is beautiful! Your coloring is fantastic and the colors are wonderful! Lovely card!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

GORGEOUS!! So soothing, perfect colour combo - I love the pop of orange!

Diane said...

Beautiful car...love the colors of your zinnas and the polka dot paper really sets it off..fantastic card!!

artycarty said...

Pat,
Love how simple and clean the card looks!! breathtaking! Steph

Debbie said...

Pretty ... love all those sweet polka dots :)

Silke Ledlow said...

Simply GORGEOUS Pat! You colored the image perfectly and you rocked this weeks shapes! Hugs ~S~

Jenny Gropp said...

Pat... I just got both the Inktense pencils and the Zinnias set.... I'm feeling inspired thanks to your post!

justsomestuffimade said...

Love your card Pat - the soft greens are perfect to show off your beatufiully coloured zinnia. I love colouring with my Derwent pencils too, but my blending is not as gorgeous as yours!
Hugs, Ruth S

Carol L said...

I love that little bouquet of flowers and the way you colored them! Great card, and BTW, that's a great new photo of you!! You look so much younger than the last photo - Montana must be a great place to live! Oh, and BTW, I love Huey Lewis and the news, and it was always hip to be square :)
Sing it!!!

Sewflake said...

Your flowers look like you have seen a Zinnia or two. Marvelous!

Leslie Miller said...

Cute card, Pat! Your zinnias look so real and, of course, I loved reading your post. Great coloring with those new pencils!

Janine said...

Hey Pat!! Love your new picture!! Gorgeous you are!! And your card is fab too!! Have a great weekend.

anne said...

simple and very cheerful.. love the polka dots and the little bow..
-anne-

Lee-Anne said...

Beautiful shades of green and fabulous coloring, Pat!

Susan (rainy) said...

LOVE this beauty of a card, Pat. Beautiful coloring!
And this is the first I've noticed your latest profile pic. You're one hot cowgirl, lady!!

Rosemary said...

so very sweet!!

petra,s cards said...

hi pat your card is verry pretty and elegant!!!
xx petra

Shannon White said...

Wow, Soo Beautiful! Love your coloring and the pretty, pretty greens too! Gorgeous card!

Hugs!
Shannon

Theresa said...

Great card for this challenge. Love your design and colors.

Gwen H said...

Love the nice clean look of this card. The way you paired up the circles in the mat along with the polk-a-dot paper...it adds just enough to make this card WOW! I like to call this "simple elegance". So pretty.

SMiLES!
GWeN

Shirley said...

I love this and all Flourish stamps for that matter! You have really made this one shine! Gorgeous colors and the perfect design with the dots and squares too! Beautiful!!