Thursday, April 12, 2012

Mo's Challenge #130

Seeing Spots!

What fun! This was such an easy challenge because the spots can be anywhere;  ribbon, papers, flowers, images, or background! Go wild and have spots on everything!

My card has spotted DP, a spotted background treatment, and spotted stockings on the fun image.
The red ruffle was made from some shiny paper that came wrapped around a bouquet of flowers that my husband gave me. It was such a pretty color that I couldn't throw it away before trying to use it for something! I sewed it with the machine using a basting stitch, gathered it and sewed it behind the image panel.  
 We have a new DT member, Barb Hardeman! I was remiss in not mentioning her last week.
Please check out what she and the other Team Members  have to inspire you with!
Images: "A Big Whoop!" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Digital Sentiment

Tools: Copics, Cuttlebug with Cheery Lynn border die and Quikcutz swirl die, Nellie Snellen embossing leaf punch set, Sewing machine

Papers: SU! Cool Caribbean and Certainly Celery, Neenah smooth white, Basic Grey DP!

Embellishments: Assorted flowers from WOC, Pearl cabochons

So grab an image from Mo and have some fun with spots in Mo's Challenge this week!

We'll be waiting to see what you do!

More Spots!

I recently bought a few digital images from A Day For Daisies, and this is the first card I've made with them.
I used a gel pen to make the dotted Swiss pattern on the girls hat and dress. The cloud in the background was the result of a splotchy Copic marker! I had to cover the mess with opaque white marker and decided to turn it into a cloud! I swear that there isn't much you can't fix when you're making a card!

I continued the scallop theme from the trees by cutting out a frame with a scalloped Nestie, and trimmed the DP along the scalloped design as a border along the top. Even the rose petals have scalloped edges!

Image: "Magical Wood, Margaret Evans Price Style" from ADFD

Tools: Copics, Opaque white marker, White gel pen, Cuttlebug with Nestie, Nellie Snellen embossing leaf punch set,, Mounting tape

Papers: SU! Tempting Turquoise, Peach Parfait, Neenah smooth white, SU! and My Mind's Eye DP

Embellishments: Grosgrain Ribbon, Flowers from Prima and WOC

Thanks for looking!


Pat said...

Hi Elaine...I love BOTH of these "spotty & dotty" cards! Your Mo card is precious! I love this image...she's such fun!! And your ADFD card is so stinkin' cute too! Such gorgeous coloring! I soooo need to get a couple of these darling images!! Hugs. Pat Frank

Carla S. said...

Wonderful cards, Elaine! I love your Big Whoop one! The colors and dotted papers are so cheerful and I love the ruffle and flowers, too! Fantastic coloring!

Tracy said...

LOL That's funny that we both broke out the gel pen for dots this week. :-) Your cards are lovely Elaine. Whoopee girl looks so cute with all those stipling spots surrounding her. You did an awesome job on your card. Hugs!
P.S. Careful, those ADFD images are addictive. :-)

Barb Hardeman said...

Both of your cards are so delightful, Elaine! I love how you've brought the spots into both of them. What a resourceful gal you are to repurpose the shiny paper from your bouquet of flowers. The bright red really pops the card. So fun to be on the DT with you...hugs...Barb <>< Oh, gasp!!! You have word verification for your moderation!!! I can never get these things right...hope this goes through!

Debbie said...

Love both cards.. and I love how you spotted around the image, I would be so afraid of messing up, but you nailed it.. Looks great.


Dorcas said...

Perfect happy paper choice for your Mo card and I love how you made a dotty background, brilliant! Your ADFD card is fabby too!

Sue said...

Hi hun
two gorgeous card, luv the top one, a very happy card,have lovely weekend, sue,x

Inge said...

Woooow both cards look stunning, so very fun and bright!!!

Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog:)

Have a great weekend!

Julie said...

Two wonderful cards, Elaine!! Love the colours and designs of both! Hugs, Julie

CaroleAnn said...

Love the spots!! Great cards! Hugs

Whimcees said...


Beautiful cards - I love everything about them! Wishing you a happy day!


Barbara Diane

Michelle said...

Love your cards. Thanks for the inspiration - I really enjoyed joining in with the challenge.