Wednesday 10 February 2010

Polka Dots...

...I can't get enough of 'em ♥!

I just love how they can totally dress up a creation in both a demanding-diva-stealing-the-spotlinght kinda way or as a more subtle addition.

This card does the latter:

Card Recipe
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics II/Daily Designs Sentiments

Ink: Versamark
Cardstock: Vintage Cream/Ocean Tides/Kraft/Spring Moss Bitty Dot Basics

Accessories: Lemon Tart Grosgrain Ribbon/White Gel Pen

I made this after being tempted to play along with the Painting by Numbers challenge set by Nichole Heady (I admit the chance of winning a $100 PTI gift certificate helped ;D) and what was also super fun was that the colour combo depended on what the first letter of your online name was! Known as Aimes, I was given this colour combo:I've gotta say that it's not my fave colour combo out of the bunch and I did seriously consider changing my online user name LOL!

On top of the colours, you get a very detailed sketch to follow along with accurate measurements!
I think you can probably tell I struggled; totally flipped the sketch around to make it work and also had a lil' accident with the sentiment! I made a beeline for those polka dots and then tried to emboss the sentiment after - big mistake! Embossing powder stuck to lots of dots as well as my sentiment (even though I went off to watch Glee for an hour before stamping the sentiment!) so after brushing away the powder I attempted to rescue it with a white gel pen! I think it's OK but it bugs me that it's not perfect...

...and for this weekend I think I may have to pop back to this challenge to check out those other gorgeous colour combos I can play with regardless of the first letter of my online name!

I hope y'all still enjoying the celebrations on Nichole's blog. I can't believe each new product they've released, it just gets better and better and more and more unbelievable! I'm in PTI heaven! The dies have got me really excited, I'd love to hear what you're excited about too!



Vicki said...

It's gorgeous Aimes, so simple but effective, I quite like the colour combo too!

Vicki x

Joyce across the Pond said...

I'm excited about it all but it won't do me much good as I refuse to pay the international shipping rates but the ideas they are all coming up with are, as they say in the U.S., AWESOME!!! There is no end to the creativeness from the PTI team.

Your card is fine - I like the colours!

Artyjen said...

Love your card and have to agree with the releases and ideas but PTI postage to the UK is too expensive for words...I won't be owning their goodies any day soon!

Daniela F. said...

Such a lovely card, Aimes!! That bow looks so perfectly tied! The anniversary releases look awesome. I think I better shouldn't order until March - it's just so overwhelmingly exciting that I'm tempted to buy way more than what is good for me ;o) Hugs, Dana xx