Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Inkspirational... polka dots!

Polka, polka, polka... polka-dots!  (Sorry, from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse... my daughter used to watch it and that was a song that stuck with me!  In case you want to sing it, too, sing it in Goofy's voice!)

I am behind on cards... here are a few fun ones:

Supplies and notes:
  • Vintage Bingo cards coated roughly with white Liquitex gesso 
  • Stampendous flowers inked with Ranger Archival in Jet Black, then heat-embossed with clear EP by Custer's Last Stamp
  • I used Distress Crayons for the flowers and leaves.  The first card is colored with Festive Berries and Rusty Hinge then blended with a paintbrush; leaves are Peeled Paint.  The second card is colored with  Picked Rasperries and Dried Marigold; leaves are Cracked Pistachio.  
  • The polka dots were created using a Heidi Swapp stencil and black Liquitex gesso on some blending foam.
  • The first card was edged with Wild Honey, the second with Broken China Distress Ink.
  • The first card's sentiment dipped into Black Soot Distress Ink, the second Picked Raspberry.
  • Core'dinations black paper as the base.  
I'd like to share this (these) at Inkspiration's current challenge:


  1. Love the soft colouring and the stencil polka dots, great take on our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Ink

  2. GORGEOUS!!! That subtle print of the bingo cards is just gorgeous! Love the coloring too. Hugs, Autumn

  3. Awesome card and coloring! I'd like to invite you to link this up to the CropStop Challenge where anything goes as long as you use a couple products from companies they carry in the store. Check it out here:

  4. Ooh I love your coloring miss lady
    I love the soft color on your flowers and so artsy look this card with that polkadots too
    one of my fav of all your cards
    will catch up now
    I was not touch my computer at home sweety
    now I have a bit time before cooking for the kids hehe

  5. This is a beautiful and different way to incorporate spots! They're so feminine and delicate and I love the effect of the black panels. They're very pretty.

  6. Wow.. these cards are stunning! That flower stamp is perfect for this design. I love your use of the stencil and gesso. I have been trying to use more pastes and gessos and your card is very inspiring! Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

  7. Love both cards - strikingly effective Have a lovely evening xx