Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Polkie Dots!

A piece of designer paper with large polka dots had recently taken up residence on my desk.  I moved it from one corner to the other, tucked it in various piles, and shuffled it around for a few days.  I finally decided that its time had come!
And I made these two cards with it. I kept it simple for the first card as I wanted to showcase the large brown flower I discovered in my stash.  I love that huge brad; I wouldn't mind having more of those.  For the second card I tried my hand at collage.  I think I did pretty good considering at was at a loss on what to add to make it "collagey."
The Fine Print: Polka dot paper by Pink Paislee.  Top card--flowers and brad from my stash, greeting by Simon Says Stamp "Beautiful Words," and border punch by Fiskars.  Bottom card--paper doily and metal turn piece from my stash, baker's twine, clear button and bird stamp by A Muse Studio "All for Love," music note washi tape by Tim Holtz, and script washi tape by Recollections.  Edges sponged with a Tim Holtz ink.

11 comments:

Krisha said...

Both cards are great PJ. I like that large brad too.

Carol L said...

These are so pretty! I'm especially fond of the artsy look to the 2nd!

Sue said...

Oooo love that large brad PJ! cards are gorgeous and excellent corsagy one too! huggles Sue xxx

Georgiana said...

Glad you finally decided to use that polka dot paper...polka dots are my favorite right now!

Jules said...

Loving that gorgeous dotty paper!! Great colour.

You have used it beautifully on your cards. Both are gorgeous.

Hope you are having a good week.

Love Jules xx

Irish Cherokee said...

An awesome twosome Judy. Love them both.

butterfly said...

Those texty polka dots are just wonderful - what a great paper, and two terrific cards showing it off. Very happy you stopped shuffling and started playing with it. I especially adore that second card - brilliant composition and great use of the tissue tape!
Alison xx

Angie said...

Oh my! Gorgeous cards! I love what you did with that polka dotted paper!!!!

Leslie Hanna said...

I love both of these! I am sooo jealous of your collage-y card. I lack the collage gene.

Need big brads? I can fix you up. Email me your address and I'll send you some.

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love polkie dots, everyone knows, so I love these! What a gorj blossom!! And excellent job making your card collagey! Excellent! Now we even sound alike!! Hugs, Darnell

chrissy xx said...

Both FAB cards..
I too have a 'pile' that gets shifted around the desk lol..Sometime they end up on the floor.
Chrissyxx