2 July 2015

Polka Dots at the Make ART Challenge Blog

Hi everyone and welcome! Long time no see (lol - only joking!) The Funkie Junkie Boutique is sponsoring July's Make ART Challenge and I was thrilled to be asked to make a little something to provide some inspiration. The theme for this month is to 'include polka dots' on your project. Well as luck would have it I'd already created a background using Wendy Vecchi's Reverse Dot's background stamp so that was a great starting point...

(click on each image for a closer look)

As you can see the centre panel has been stamped using that Reverse Dots Background design and Jet Black Archival Ink. I then mounted it onto a larger piece of card, masked it off and added a Crackled Texture Paste border with Shaded Lilac used to make the cracks more pronounced. At this stage the border was 'stabilised' with a thin coat of Glue n Seal before I added the border from The Beauty of Art stamp set with Violet Embossing Powder. So that's the outside, now for the focal point...



The Hydrangea heads from the Stamp It Stencil It set were stamped onto Newsprint paper, coloured with Violet, Hydrangea and Fern Green Archival Inks and mounted onto Clearly For Art Blackout Modeling Film (again with that Glue n Seal). Once cut out they were easy to mould and layer. Of course every plant needs a pot so a Mat Mini was perfect for the job. I used Wendy's tutorial last month and began by covering both layers in more of that Violet Embossing Powder. Then I rubbed a little Hydrangea Archival Ink onto it, reheated the surface and allowed it all to mottle. YUMMY! Of course if you are giving the gift of a potted plant here in the UK it usually comes with a bow of some kind. In this case I used the bow from the Holiday Art stamp set and 'kiss stamped' it with that Reverse Dots stamp and more Violet Archival Ink. And then to finish a gumdrop was coloured with diluted Hydrangea Archival Reinker - hey presto!



So now I've shown you mine, it's time for you to get busy with your own polka dot creation (which must include at least one Wendy Vecchi product to have been used on it to qualify) and head over to the July Make ART Challenge Blog. Linda is generously offering a $25 shopping voucher to The Funkie Junkie Boutique for a random winner and the July challenge ends on July 30th.

Thank you for joining me again today. Don't forget there's a Blog Candy Giveaway running (see my sidebar for details) and I'll be back tomorrow to host the next A Vintage Journey challenge. It's all go! Whatever you're up to take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx



18 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Jenny! Love the rich colours and the way you layered up that hydrangea stamp to make a bouquet! hugs :)

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  2. A truly Gorgeous Blossom in Blue! Jenny Love the contrast of the backgrounds - the stark reverse dots against the subtle crackle and what fantastic dimension you've given to the plant . As always a card that would be received with delight I'm sure x

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  3. LOVE those polka dots! Gorgeous Wendy feel too!

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  4. Wow! Jenny your car is absolutely amazing as always.
    Love the papers, flower and the wonderful design.
    Patricia x

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  5. a lovely make Jenny - love the crackled border and how you layered up the flowers - so pretty xxRachel x

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  6. love...love...love...love...love...love...love...love...love...love...love...love...love...love...love...

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  7. Beautiful Jenny! Sue C x

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  8. Beautiful Jenny! Love the striking polka dotty background! Sue C x

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  9. The polka dot paper us terrific and shows off the flower
    Really well

    Love Chrissie xx

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  10. It is lovely to see you standing in for Wendy and your creation is just gorgeous. I love the hydrangea against the polka dot background and the stamping and crackled border are fabulous! Anne xx

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  11. WOAH! Woweee, YES, WOW!! Polka dots drew me in, but your detail and crafting style had me hooked. This card is sensational and incredible inspiration for the challenge.
    Hugs to you,
    Lisa

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  12. I love the color combo you used. Purple and black are two favorites of mine.
    Jess

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  13. So elegant, polka dots always look so crisp and fresh on a card. A beautiful design Jenny. Ruth x

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  14. Jenny, Love the polka dots...and your hydrangea is beautiful. I have two plants and finally had a bloom this year. The background with the crackled texture is lovely.

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  15. Wow you've completely rocked the polka dots! The shades of blue on the flowers is just flawless!! xx

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  16. Oh my goodness I thought the journal pages were divine and so inspirational and now I see a perfect piece of art! I want this or to create one of my own - absolutely awesome! I have to see if I have any similar stamps because I want to create one and create one now!
    Thank you for sharing x

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  17. Beautiful, elegant, stunning. . . . I could go on. .Jenny , I love this! Chrisx

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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