Monday, January 17, 2011

Show Us Your Polka Dots!!!

Can it be Monday again?  Where does the time go?  Another week has flashed by and it's time for another marvelous Monday post for Simon Says Stamp and Show...Us Your Polka Dots.  Yes, that's right!  This challenge is dotty - polka dotty I mean.  It should have been a fun little easy peasy challenge for me, but nooooo.  I always have to over think and overdo my art work.  So after fretting all week about what to do, on Saturday I got down to business...but wasn't happy with the way things were going.  I started about 3 different ways to do the challenge, but ended up jettisoning all of them!  I finally settled on this black and white polka dots DP and went from there.  In the end, I really like what came of all the struggle, but it is different and I am interested in what you think.  So please be candid - if I just need to stick to my girly shabby style, it's okay to tell me so!

On the polka dotted front panel, I used stamps from the Tim Holtz Mini Classics set and for the sentiment inside, stamps from the Urban Grunge collection were used. Silver metal pieces accent the front panel, cut from Ten Seconds Studio Metal using the Spellbinders Fleur de Lis die.

♥Linda Elbourne, DT Coordinator - A Crafting Journey
♥ Dan - My Crafty Life
♥ Lynne Forsythe - The Next Best Thing
♥ Nancy Crissinger - What's Next???
♥ Nancy Wethington - Art From the Heart
♥ Terry Weitsma-Girbes - Terry's Cards & Creativity
♥ Kim Costello - Paperbabe

Thanks again for stopping by!  Hope to see you over at Simon Says Stamp and Show with your dotty creation!  Our awesome sponsor, Simon Says Stamp, is offering a $25 gift certificate to the lucky random winner of this challenge - go for it!!


Suzi Mac said...

Stunning card Linda, love the colour, and that ribbon really stand out beautifully. Such a beautiful card.
Suzi x

Yvonne Hagane said...

Oh WOW this is stunning! The black, white and red looks absolutely elegant together. Really eye-catching! Just beautiful.

Isabelle Norris said...

Beautiful Artwork !!!

Miriam said...

I love your style mixed with Tim Holtz's products! Stunning!

Anonymous said...

I love it Linda ! The colour combo is really striking and combined with the grungy style, it's gorgeous. Sue C x

Beverly G said...

First off, love the new look of your blog. Second, your card is very dramatic, no reason to stick with just one style all the time, it's great to mix things up.

Netty said...

Terrific card Linda and such a great design. Have a good week. Annette x

Lori said...

Yes, but it's so evident that you take the time and pay attention to detail on your projects, it really shows in the end result. This is fantastic! While I realized it was a step out of your comfort zone, it is just a stunning piece, Linda. The color combo is one of my favorites, can't go wrong with red, black and white. We all need to push ourselves in a different direction once and a while!

Sian said...

Gorgeous card, love the bold colours and the way you've added the ribbon.

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Wow! Linda this is beautiful...I really love how the red ribbon POPS against the black and white palette.

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The Wired Angel said...

This card is stunning, Linda.. I love this color combo. Fab job. Hugs, Peggy x

Stef Perry said...

Well, you had me with the Tim Holtz stamps (one of my favs) but the entire card is gorgeous! I love the gatefold style with the ribbon holding it closed.

marsha said...

Linda, WOW! This is just stunning, I am always in awe of your creations!. I love the black, white and red and the inside of your card just blows me away! Hope all is well with you!

Unknown said...

Wowee Linda! Who knew polka dots could be so very elegant! I totally love the black, white and red...very striking. Beautiful work. ;D

Neil said...

One word : STUNNING ! I love everything about this card, it may be different to your usual style but the high quality is there.

Unknown said...

WOW.. These colors go so well together.. I Love It..

Justine said...

I think you are over thinking the color combo Linda. I love this but for me, the inside is super fun! Great work, I can't wait to join in on the dotty fun

Sian said...

Hi Linda
I've a little something on my blog, I hope you'll except it?!

Have a lovely weekend
big hugs

Jen said...

Love the red/black/white combo in your card! SO BEAUTIFUL!!!

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