Monday 10 May 2010

Windmills of your Mind

The Gingersnap Creations Blogspot Reason to Stamp for today is Windmills. This automatically made me think of the song, 'Windmills of Your Mind'. Of course I don't remember the Petula Clark 'Thomas Crowne Affair' version, and was barely a twinkle in my Dad's eye when Sting brought out his version! Here is my interpretation:-

I wanted to just represent the one verse of the song in this card as there is so much imagery in the complete song - maybe for another project. I computer-generated the verse to run around the edge of the card as a spiral, as well as the Artistic Stamper stamped image. I also used the wheel from the Cycling Plate, and the new Cogs. The words have a pastel brayered background but the main background is a mixture of distress inks dabbed onto the craft sheet and spritzed, and extra colour and 'circle' imagery added with bubble wrap dabbed on in the same colours. I stamped the face three times without re-inking to give a fading away effect, and moved the clock hands each time to create a sense of the girl slipping away from her lover as the summer romance comes to an end.

Hope you like.


  1. This is beautiful! What a clever idea.

  2. Fabulous card, Lucy! I love it!

  3. lovely, dreamy effect!

  4. Love this! A perfect depcition of the song!!!


  5. Great card Lucy, the generation stamping for her face was a great idea!

  6. How beautiful! A fabulous idea Lucy! Got me singing that song now! xx

  7. Brilliant Lucy. Gorgeous colours. Lynne M x

  8. Fab art hun... am going to be really sad and tell you that Noel Harrison did a version of Windmills of my Mind.. he is the son of Rex BTW..see, I am a mine of completely useless information ROFL Hoping all is well with you hun.. hugs xx

  9. Hi Lucy
    Had to take a look at your blog after the lovely day we had today. Love it! I really like your work and look forward to following your blog regularly!
    I really enjoyed meeting you today too - it was a great day.