Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Lawnscaping Polka-Dots, Totally Hues #7 and CAS-ual Fridays Bling!

Hooray!!

Not only was I able to complete another Lawnscaping challenge entry to include Lawn Fawn stamps (first one here), I ticked off 2 other challenges that I adore!

The Lawnscaping challenge calls for polka-dots...
 ...the Totally Hues #7 colors are Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet, Lemon Tart and Spring Moss (delish!)...
 ...and CAS-ual Fridays invites us to Bring the Bling!


Here is what I finally came up with:


I colored the dress-form too darkly... I had intended a very pale pink. Not a big deal but now the paper-piecing isn't as distinctive. Anyway, I love this cute little card! I used a Copic to match my rhinestones with the Berry Sorbet. I masked off the frame and dress-form to stamp the green dots.

I didn't care for my first attempt:

The gray on the first card wasn't really ideal considering the Totally Hues colors. I also found the green background polka-dots to be too busy. My yellow polka-dots on the Polaroid frame didn't stamp well (I have issues with my Lemon Tart ink) and drive me nuts. ;)


{Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}


Picture Perfect
  • Cardstock: Lemon Tart, Stamper's Select White, Sweet Blush
  • Stamps: Say Cheese and You're Sew Lovely (Lawn Fawn), Polka Dot Basics and Polka Dot Basics II
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Versamagic Aloe Vera (Tsukineko), Berry Sorbet
  • Copics: R35, T1, R0000 (I also used R20 when I shouldn't have...)
  • Other Tools: rhinestones, Polka Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder (Provo Craft)

17 comments:

Joan B said...

adorable. LOVE those dots!

Lynn said...

Dana, Dana, Dana, I love, love, love this card. Thanks for sharing how you changed the design too. It helps to see others design process!

Karen B. said...

I super like your revised version, fabulous changes to make a wonderful card! Love the colors and the design, love the bling on the i. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Laurel said...

Love this. Both versions but I like the final one the best! Great colors and polka dots and coloring. Love the bling on the "i" - Thank you so much for joining us at Lawnscaping!!!

Michele Gross said...

Super cute! Love all the texture and the fun way you used the bling :) Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Laurie said...

Absolutley adorable Dana! I love the blingy belt! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

Laura Davis said...

Awesome work!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Awesome card! Great job combining the challenges, and thanks for sharing your original with the final version. ;D

Kryssi said...

This is super! I love the cheerful colors you used. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Marie / Legojenta said...

Beautiful card! TFS =)

Hannah said...

A gorgeous card, I love that colour combination and that manequin stamp is lovely :)

Jenny said...

Wow this is just fab, great paper piecing. Love all the lawn fawn stamps:)
Jenny x

Jaclyn Miller said...

ADORABLE! What a fantastic design and oh those coors. Thank you for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays.

Lynnette said...

Wow! This card is wonderful. Just stunning

Dana said...

Love this to pieces Dana! (or should I say polka dots?) *Chuckle*

Heather P. said...

LOOOOOVE this!!

Laura B. said...

it's polka dot perfection, polka dots everywhere, very creative!!