Monday, 17 January 2011

A bit dotty!

The theme over on the Simon Says Stamps and Show Challenge blog this week is "Polka Dots". Armed to the hilt with a new Hero Arts dots stamp and a Wendy Vecchi dots stamp, I sallied forth into battle! :)

When I finished this, it seemed to me like I must be subconsciously yearning for spring, but I wasn't thinking that while I made it!

All the pieces were cut on the Cricut and then inked and stamped with Distress inks (walnut stain, shabby shutters, wild honey and weathered wood). Actually that's not quite true! I meant to cut the clouds on the Cricut, but I forgot about that, so when I sat down to start the piece, I realised they were missing! Necessity is the mother of invention, so I just drew them freehand on some card and cut them out with scissors. :)

Our ever-generous sponsor Simon Says Stamp is offering a $25 gift voucher as the prize again this week! The winner will be chosen at random from those who enter the challenge, so why not give it a try? At the very least why not head over to the Challenge Blog to see how the other members of the design team have interpreted this weeks theme! :)

30 comments :

Sue in CT said...

Wow! I never thought dots can be so nice. I love it! The broken bird cage with the bird in the tree is such a twist....very nice.

Anonymous said...

LOVE THE ART WORK BUT YOUR BLINKIE MAN IS THE BOMB!!!
SUSANDE

Deanna said...

What a great work of art I love it! love all the dots and the colors, just everything.

misteejay said...

"Cyber Dan" covered in dots...LOL

The project is fab Dan...it does seem spring-like...great piece.

Toni :o)

Anonymous said...

Wow Dan! That's beautiful... I really must have a go at something similar. Thank you. Jude.x

Andrea said...

fab as ever Dan and the mini you with the dots today is great also x

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Oh I love your project.....So springy and the polka dots looks awesome!!

Nancy Wethington said...

I love this!

Jackie in VT said...

OK, seriously, I love the dots, the blinkie dot man and the card. Fabulous!

Dorothy said...

love it dan!! love your little gut too!!

Andrea D. said...

I absolutely love this piece. What a beautiful choice of colors. I love the tree. Is that on a cartridge or do you use SCAL/MTC? Thanks for sharing your incredible talent with us.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, Dan!
Vicki in Rochester NY

Cheri said...

Great card. Your creations are always amazing.


And I love your moving blinkie guy!

Scrappy~Sarah said...

That is great Dan, must play with my spot folder more often

Alix said...

oh i love it dan...and very spring~like!

Heather said...

Hi! Your card is so creative - and so is your little "pop-in" man!
thanks,
Heather

Catherine said...

This looks lovely, very artistic

Netty said...

Great Blinkie dude and love the bird escaping the cage into the tree. Annette

Linda said...

Hey Dan,
How are you?
Love the artwork.

Lori said...

This is one of my favorite cards I've seen lately - beautiful!

Shar said...

Truly lovely!

Elaina said...

I love the project, the colours are so fresh and clean and the concept is thought provoking. I also love 'Litle Dan' popping round the corner to say hello, you are so clever!

Glen said...

Oh my goodness Dan. I didn't know what to comment on first! LOL. That 'Dan the Man' character caught my eye and at first I thought you had the measles! *Ü* Hahaha. He is soo cool. I love it. Your creation is also cool ...with a springlike freshness. Great work as always. TFS. ~Glen~

Sandi M said...

Dan this is awesome! I love how crisp and modern it looks and the idea of the bird breaking free from that cage is fun.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Awesome piece this week, Dan. I really like the light airy feel to it and the freed bird is brilliant! You knocked the challenge out of the park!

Tami said...

Love it, Dan. The broken cage is so creative. It's little things like that that make a layout so creative. Tami

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Great work, Dan! I love your 'bird out of the cage' concept!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp

Claireliz said...

that is stunning Dan
C
xx

http://loriell.blogspot.com/ said...

ohhh so beautiful free bird!!
Not your usual dark feel :)

Karen leonard said...

Very pretty, bright and beautiful card, absolutely love the dots.
karen

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