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Color a Spinning Windmill – Avery Elle

Color a Spinning Windmill – Avery Elle

Sometimes making a booboo is the start of a great idea, and this is one of them! I saw the thumbnail image of this cute windmill, and wanted to color it, right? I thought the blades were part of the building (user error, I shopped quick and didn’t really look!). I was considering going to order the dies so I could cut out the blades and make it an interactive card when the idea came to me to COLOR it like it’s interactive instead. Right!? We’re artists, we can do this! lol. Anyhow…watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The panel at the bottom is popped up on dimensional adhesive, giving the card a little more interest – and I think it worked out pretty well! This whole card makes me ache for spring….come on tulip season!


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21 thoughts on “Color a Spinning Windmill – Avery Elle

  1. This is AWESOME! Thanks for the video!

  2. Loved watch you create this amazing card! You technique to capture movement is wonderful and could be used for so many things. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Sorry for all the typos!!

  3. Lovely card, it’s a real Dutch card with a windmill and tulips!
    I know, I am from the Netherlands.

  4. Magnifique carte ! Merci pour ce tuto

  5. Wow, you are amazing. Love this card and tutorial.

  6. Winner!

  7. this is so great card!
    love it!

  8. Stunning ! I really love the idea of the flowers in the front, perfect matching with a Dutch windmill.

  9. I love all of the cards you make. Your choice of color and your layouts are perfect and inspires me to give it a try. I am 85 yrs. old and currently under Hospice care. I am learning more every day from inspirational people like you. TFS your God given talent with the paper crafting world.

  10. GREAT card! Loved watching how you colored it.

  11. Amazing card and video. Your scene cards are always inspiring. Love it!

  12. LOVE THIS! Being of Dutch descent, the windmill and tulips are so much a part of my upbringing! Off to check out this stamp set!

  13. Amazing! Thank you for such an inspirational video. Great instruction on how to create movement with color!

  14. So fun, Sandy. Of course, being a Dutch girl living abroad, this appeals to my Dutch heart. I remembered your advice about focusing on the important bits when I created this card:
    The main flowers and bigger leaves turned out great, so I decided not to fret over the smaller stuff.

  15. Wow! Wow! Wow! That was amazing, just watching those windmill blades move before my eyes. I’m so going to try that. Thank you so much for the tutorial.

  16. How awesome. Not sure how anyone can give you a thumbs down ever. I think even the ones you call mistakes then out wonderful.

  17. Honestly, I could watch you work all day! (Actually, I HAVE done that many times and I am feeling a Sandy Llnock marathon coming on again! LOL)
    Simply amazing!

  18. What a cool coloring idea! I was just struggling with how to depict wind beneath the wings of a bird for a card 2 days ago. I’ll have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing your talents with us! Hugs, Kristina

  19. Thanks for the really great tutorial on how to make things move on paper!! I can think of so many things this would be useful for, from puppy tails to bicycle wheels… A great idea for crafting on a cold weekend!

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