Monday, January 4, 2010

polka Dot Parade

I had to smile when I saw the Crazy 4 Challenges topic for this weeks challenge - polka dots!!  I had recently completed two cards using the set Polka Dot Parade set of stamps from Layers of Color .

This card is for a wee girl - hence the pink background, which as you can see is very shiny - the paper was a gift from my DIL.

The images were stamped with Memento Black Tuxedo and coloured with Twinkling H2O's, put through the Xyron machine and then adhered to the rectangles cut from a classic scalloped rectangle Nestability - the rectangles were sponged with (Adirondack) Bottle green ink before removing the die.  The sentiment tag was another spellbinders product, again cut, embossed and sponged with bottle green ink.  The ribbon I used to attach it was just a scrap, so to tie the bow I had to use a kitchen fork (as I don't own a bow wizard) as the left over piece was so small!!

The other card was for a young boy - this time I started with a bottle green base card - the photo does make it look like dark grey, unfortunately.

I put the yellow card through the branches CB folder, and then used a roller with (adirondack) caramel ink to colour it.

The elephant had his dots coloured with orange sparkle glue, then he was painted with aqua crayons in an olive toned green - again the camera does not do the colour justice :-(.  I sponged a red ink around the edge of the nestie, before layering it onto the red.

The stamp is one of my originals from Kiwistamping that has done sterling duty over the years!  It was embossed with gold and although I toyed with the idea of painting it gold I decided to keep the card less fussy - what two year old boy would notice anyway!!

Thanks for calling by - and may you be blessed with a great day.


Lovely Linda said...

Hi Maxine - I love these cards of yours - you are using those Layers of Color sets so beautifully - aren't they adorable! Great cards for children Maxine - I am sure they will love them! Gorgeous colours too - these cards look so bright and F-U-N!! Thanks for sharing - I love to come and see your work! God bless you my friend! {{{hugs{}}}

Anonymous said...

Love the cards Maxine!
The stamps are just gorgeous - so much attitude in both the prancing 'ladies' and the elephant. The colour you add to the stamped images is beautiful.
Your DIL. ;o)

Gwen said...

Congrats on your win of the Our Daily Bread stamps!! Enjoy them!!

Kristine said...

LOVE THESE Maxine! I have this set and have been so busy I haven't had time to ink it up. Your cards are both fabulous! You've inspired me to get it out and use mine! Great job *Ü*