Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Spotty and dotty over at We Do Doobadoo

Oh my, oh my ..... didn't realise that it had been quite so long since I last blogged. Unfortunately life got in the way and has made things a little hectic over the last few months. The other downside was that I completely lost my mojo and there were more projects in the recycle bin, than on my table. Things are now looking brighter especially as the summer holidays have arrived. I have to say that breaking up is great but I'm not bothered either way but this term, I desperately needed the end of term!

Before I share my Dobadoo project, I'd like to publicly thank my teamies for being so patient and understanding during my "absence" .... a big mwah to you all x

The theme this fortnight over on We Do Dobadoo is "spotty and dotty" and I have taken the theme slightly laterally by adding spots/dots to my project using Maimeri Glassy Gel medium. Have to say it was a complete pain to photograph .... lol

I have cut my card base using the largest die from Spellbinders Romantic Rectangle two. The larger panel has been embossed with the bricks stencil using my Grand Calibar and then colour tints added using my pan pastels. I then randomly stamped with a rose briar stamp (company unknown) and again coloured the images with my pan pastel. Finally, I have covered the panel with "dots" using Maimeri Glassy Gel medium.

On the inner panel, I stamped the same image, coloured as before and then added the "dots" using the Maimeri Glassy Gel medium. I finished 2 of the edges of the panel by using the Doobadoo laser art flourish corners which add that delicate "extra". I secured this panel to the larger one with 3D gel.
The photo above (hopefully) shows my "dots" added with the medium. They look great in real life as they add texture without blurring any colour from behind.

I threaded 3 Doobadoo laser art buttons on to bakers twine and wrapped this around my complete card securing with a bow. I then stamped my sentiment off setting it on the smaller panel. Finally I added some Doobadoo laser art butterflies.

Here are the products I used to make my card .....

 Card/Paper laser Art A5 - Buttons  Card/Paper laser Art A5 - Flourish Corners  

Mask/Stencil Art A5 - Faded Dots

 680.3 Bright Yellow Green Shade - Pan Pastel  660.5 Chromium Oxide Green - Pan Pastel  780.5 Raw Umber - Pan Pastel  780.8 Raw Umber Tint - Pan Pastel  340.3 Permanent Red Shade - Pan Pastel

REMEMBER you have up until Friday of this week to enter and I know, my DT project is a tad late! Right better dash as have several other DT projects to post ...... eeek,

x x x

I am entering my card in to the following challenges:

Deep Ocean Challenge - lots of layers
Our Daily Bread - stencils
Through the craft room door - anything goes
Try It on Tuesday - things with wings
Cardabilities - sketch
Country View Challenges - stencil it


Linda Simpson said...

Hi Lou this is fabulous, love the gorgeous flowers and design.
Linda xxx

Shary said...

This is so pretty, welcome back x

Jan Ltc said...

What a fabulous card Lou. Thanks so much for leaving me a comment xx Jan

Sandie Gough said...

Stunning xx I absolutely love your work and....can I come to play at your house!!! hehe

Sandie xxxx

Andree said...

This is such a pretty card. I love the stamp and the Spellbinders die. The soft colours and layers are wonderful x

Kate M said...

This is absolutely fabulous - gorgeous design - glad to have you back!!

Laine said...

Stunning design and detail.

Lea Brawn said...

Just fabulous. Love this x

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Wow,so stunning, love those buttons you put on that string and thanks for sharing all the detail. Cheers, Holley

zandra said...

So, pretty and great take on the challenge with wings. Thanks for playing with us at TIOT.
Hugz, Z

Mynn xx said...

This is super duper darling! LOVE the soft colors and wonderful dies you used! HUGS! Mynn xx

jane stillman said...

Beautiful subtle colours and love the Spellbinder die x

KarinsArtScrap said...

Lou thank you for your comment on my card.

your card is gorgeous and you used your doobadoo on a different way.
Gr Karin

CraftyKay said...

Really lovely. So pretty. Thank you for sharing with crafty bloggers network.x

NanaConnie said...

Loving the way you "framed" the card with that marvelous die cut, Lou! I'm so happy to see you playing along at Through the Craft Room Door this week. Good luck and hope to see you again next week.
NanaConnie DT

Pamellia Johnson said...

I saw your card at Try it on Tuesday. This is beautiful! I love the use of your stencils and your colours are simply stunning! Wonderful! Hugs :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautiful use of sponging, layering, flowers, framing and added textures. Thanks for sharing with us at the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Lou, what a beautiful card with the die that is like a gorgeous frame! And your flowers are so beautiful! Just love those laser-cut butterflies! So glad you've joined us this week for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge! Hugs!

Mrs Frizz said...

Gorgeous card ... love that background shape that you have used.

Linda Carson said...

A delightful beauty! Love your use of the stencil, your design and coloring w/pan pastels! Thanks for creating with us at ODBD!