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Sunday, 23 October 2011

Less Is More # 38 = Polka Dots

Afternoon all - how are we?  I hope that you are all feeling fine and dandy.  Although it is a little bit warmer than the end of the week, it is still, I think, a tad chillsome but at least we have some beautiful autumn sunshine.  Even though it is cool, I just adore days like this with brilliant blue skies and hardly a cloud to be seen.  Really lifts the spirits.

I've not entered many challenges over the past few weeks, and have missed a lot of my favourites too, but I was determined to enter this week's LESS IS MORE challenge with the theme of Polka Dots.

With some challenges, it takes me a while to think of what to do, but for some reason, with LIM the ideas come immediately.  They don't always work out mind you!  Anyway, here is my card:

Ingredients for this card:
Stamped Image:  LOTV Maisie Two Balloons, Hero Arts Polka Dots
Medium: Memento Inks (Tuxedo Black, Bahama Blue, Rosebud, Cantalope and Rhubarb Stalk)
and Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Additional Materials used:  Post It Notes for masking and Staedler FineLiner Pen
Sentiment:  Hero Arts

First of all I stamped Maisie onto my base cardstock.  I then stamped her again onto three separate Post It Notes.  I cut her dress out of the first one, masked the main image and overstamped with the Hero Arts Polka Dots in blue.  I then used the same technique again for the pink balloon and again for the yellow balloon.  Then I did a pencil line about a quarter of an inch in all round the card edge and masked that narrow strip off and stamped in the Polka Dots again - this didn't work quite as well as I would have liked as it is a wood mounted stamp and I couldn't see where I was lining up.  Finally, I painted in the image with Distress Inks and added the sentiment.

Hugs, Sxx


Jan said...

Lovely card xx Jan

MARY B said...

So cute, Mary x

Pauline C said...

Fab card Squirrel - reall original and funky! Love it
Pauline x


Awwww Squirrel, this is fabulous! Love the colours and the cute image.
Sylvia xx

Claire said...

Really sweet card hun. Hugs, Claire x

craftymum said...

I am just "dotty" about this card Squirrel!
hugs Sarah x

Suzilou said...

Fantastic card, such a cute image and love how you created your dots :)

Annie said...

ooo she is a cutie and I love the dotty balloons!
hugs, annie x

Jenni's Jems said...

What a cutie ! x

Lins said...

Hi sweetie,

this card is so stunning, such an inspiration. I so love this stamp and the way you've colored it.


Lins x

Chrissy said...

Lovely little image...very cute. love the spotty balloons..


coops said...

just so gorgeous squirrel.the image is a real sweetie and i love your colours and sentiment ;D

xx coops xx

Suze Bain said...

Great masking. A lovely card. xx

Chrissie said...

Looks fab Squirrel.
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card.

Beryl K said...

Gorgeous card
Beryl x

Jackie said...

What a delightful card and image :o)
Jackie xx

Annchen said...

lovely card and a cute image

Tracy said...

This is so sweet and adorable. Gorgeous creation.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Mandi said...

Really sweet Squirrel, love the dots!

Thank you
Mandi LIM

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