Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Seeing spots

The challenge this week on the Simon Says Stamp & Blog is to show some polka dots.  Boy, the design team were really seeing spots!  I knew right away I wanted to use Wendy's tulip (Art From The Heart) and put it into play on shrink plastic.  I colored it with several distress inks in the red and green families.  I left the one leaf curled since the stem was already stressed to the breaking point.  It adds extra dimension.

Next I stamped Tim's rabbit (Spring Sprung) and masked it on an ATC.  I overstamped the weeds in Olive Archival then rubbed green and blue distress inks at the bottom and top (grass and sky).  I removed the mask and added the black & white polka dotted ribbon and made a charm, suspending it with Tim's tiny pin.  The ATC was layered onto black, dotted paper, more black, then solid cardstock. 

A few Easter eggs at the bottom got distressed in the shadow area.  It's a gray day here with snow falling periodically.  Maybe this will brighten things up a bit in my art room.


  1. I love this - I really should get that set from Tim as it is lovely!

  2. This is great Susan! Love that shrink plastic tulip, I keep forgetting about that stuff! Goes great with Mr. Rabbit! And thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

  3. Oh how fun!! I'm so thrilled to see a Springy card (Winter is so not my favorite season!). Cute bunny and eggs!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


  4. It's certainly brightening my day. I'd rather have spring than this blizzard!

  5. Oh this is adorable Susan. Great idea with the shrink plastic.

  6. Susan, this is wonderful!! Love the colors, the elements - wonderfully cheerful!