Wednesday, October 26, 2011

LIM38 - Polka Dots and a New Layout

The challenge this week at Less is More is to create a card using polka dots.  I thought that would be super easy, but I was wrong.  I finally ended up with two cards to share with you.

This first card was made with a white card base.  I added a strip of polka dotted paper across the bottom and scored a line above it.  The sentiment is from PTI.  The candles are the new Flourishes Christmas stamps.  I stamped them with Memento ink and colored them with Copics.  Then I cut them out and pop dotted them on the polka dotted paper.  I added a little glitter in places and a bit of glaze to the ornaments, but it's hard to see here.  The glow around the flames of the candles was something I just added, that's not part of the stamp.

This is actually the first card I made and I wasn't really happy with it, but decided to post it anyway.  The ornament is a PTI die that I cut from white card stock then colored with a silver leafing pen.  I added red dots with some liquid pearls. The sentiment is from PTI, stamped in black and punched out with the slot punch then backed with red card stock.  I pop dotted the sentiment on the ornament.  The ribbon I used to string through the top of the ornament is some sparkly red braid I found in my stash.  The bow was tied with a neat little bow maker my hubby made for me.  I also have a dotted background by using an embossing folder, then backed it with red and popped it on the white card base.  The ornament is also pop dotted on the dotted background.

Thought I'd also share a new layout that I finished last weekend.  It's another photo of my maternal grandparents taken around 1952.

I used Basic Grey Curio papers for this layout. The flowers were all cut from one of the papers and pop dotted on the background.  I used a lot of inking and distressing on this layout.  The pretty lacy border across the bottom was cut with a Spellbinder die. The black corner scrolls are Bo Bunny rub ons.  The title work was cut with the Silhouette and colored with Copics to match the papers.  I added a bit of bling across the lacy border and 3 buttons at the top.  In the areas that are torn, I inked them heavily and added another piece of the Curio papers behind the tears.  I also added a tiny bronze tag that says "simple".  The photo is mounted on some photo corners that I punched with a punch I've had for years.The green leaves were cut with a Spellbinder die.  I tucked the journaling behind the striped mat and it reads:

These are my Mama’s parents, William and Ola Pace. I don’t remember too much about them because they were both gone before I was five years old. I have a cousin who has researched the history of the Pace family and my grandfather (William Pace) is a descendant of Richard Pace who received a land patent in 1620 and established Pace’s Paines Plantation which was across the James River from the settlement of Jamestown. It appears that my family has deep roots in America. 

I wanted to get this posted earlier in the week, but things have been rather hectic around here lately.  Hubby is home and doing much better and for that I am thankful.  It was a rough week or two.  Thanks for all your wonderful comments, they mean a lot to me.  Until next time.....

♥ Hugs! ♥

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Chrissie said...

Hi Susan,
I'm sorry to hear that your hubby has been going through a rough patch, I sincerely hope that he is on the mend now. All good wishes to him for a speedy recovery.
You've made two super cards despite being so pre-occupied with other things. My personal favourite is the bauble... I love the simplicity of the layout and image.
So glad that you managed to not miss a week with us!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Beryl K said...

Two fabulous dotty cards Susan and a great layout
Beryl x

Valerie said...

Fab cards as usual Susan and I absolutely love your scrap layout! So glad to hear you husband is on the mend:)
Val x

Suze Bain said...

Super dotty festive cards (ornament is my favourite) and what a great layout. I love old family photos. xx

Jenny said...

These are fab Susan, I love the Christmas candle scene on the spotty cloth :) What wonderful vintage papers to match the blk & white photo.
Jenny x

Craftilicious said...

I think both your cards are really effective Susan, but do slightly prefer the first one - the polka dots look like a table cloth with your lovely candle centrepiece.
Tara x

June Houck said...

Yummmmmmm, I love polka dots. They make me happy. Both of your cards turned out great, but that LO is drop dead GORGEOUS! You are soooooo talented :)

cnelson said...

LOVE these FAB Christmas cards!! I need to get started...thanks for the inspiration! Such a LOVELY the photo!

Jan said...

They are all beautiful Susan xx Jan

Sandra said...

Wow Suan what a lovely job on the cards your candles are amazing :) Sandra H

Joan V said...

Susan, I love both your cards. And your scrapbook page is fantastic. It reminds me to get to work on a few family photo's that I have been needing to get done.
Glad to hear your husband is home and doing better.
Take care and thanks for sharing.

Debgem said...

Susan - your polka dot cards are just super, I particularly like the one with the candles. And your layout is fabulous!

Wishing a speedy recovery for your husband. Hugs xx

Beryl K said...

Hi Susan, thanks for your comments. The baubles are a ready metallic coloured digi stamp and can be found
Beryl x

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Susan

What fabby cards and a great LO.

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog too.

Take care


Sue said...

Sorry I haven't been by lately Susan, but I've been looking through your Zentangle posts, they are fantastic. How talented you are.

Sorry your hubby hasn't been too well, I hope he is well soon.

Your LIM cards are lovely, I especially like the one using the new Flourish stamps. Sue.x

p.s. super pictures of your grandparents and a beautiful layout.

Lynn said...

Love both your polka dot cards - and I think your scrapbook page is lovely. Hope your Hubby is on the mend. Lynn x

Hello From Texas said...

Susan, Sorry to hear your husband has been ill. I hope he is improving and will be back to normal soon.

I like both cards but I think I like your first one the most. The polka dots on the ornament and the embossed BG work very well together.

Take care,

Bonnie said...

I love both cards and I'm so glad you found time to craft and share during this busy time.


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