Monday, 17 January 2011

It's all gone Dotty.... Simon Says!

This week's Simon Says "show us some polka dots" . 

I used a piece of Maya Road Chip which I gesso'd and then inked with crushed olive and forest moss ink and some cardboard "retro daisies" from Craftwork Cards which I used wild honey and rusty hinge inks.  The dots are pine tree green (memories) and brown stazon respectively.

The mini hearts from WendyVecchi from one of my new sets that came last week - sooo cute!! I just stamped as many as would fit in some scraps of grungepaper that was handy and inked them with rusty hinge ink. Stapled them in threes with Tim's tiny attacher before gluing them to the base with matte medium - the single heart hides the staple nicely!

Found some scraps of paper from the lost and found stack left over from something or other and cut some out for the centres of the daisies. Spritzed them with sunflower sparkle perfect pearl mist (which takes the ink off....maybe it wasn't fully dry...)

Stamped the sentiment (also Wendy V) on a torn scrap of paper and coloured it with bundled sage, touched some of the edge with walnut stain. Added the philosophy tag using the chain that came with the chip pieces. (and which I amazingly managed to fasten!

I tried to get some closeups but they were all out of focus, sorry!

10 comments:

Tracy Evans said...

Great piece Helen, love the hearts and all the polka dots, I'm still at the thinking stage at the min about what to make LOL. Have a good evening, Tracy x

Netty said...

Terrific hearts and polka dots Helen, smashing piece. Have a good week. Annette x

Lori said...

Great piece, Helen! Love all the polka dots and hearts! Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

flutterbycrafter said...

Lovely piece, cute hearts and adore all the dots xx

Linda Elbourne said...

Lovely work H ... Lovely! Thanks for playing along at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week!

brenda said...

Hi Helen

Just a short visit to accomodate the wonky arm to say Hi and lovely work as always.

Guess one point is better than non !

B x

Nancy Wethington said...

Aren't polka dots just so happy! Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

craftytrog said...

Fab art Helen! x

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

I like those dots!! Great layout too!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!

-Sarah

Trish said...

lovely