Tuesday, 8 May 2012

spots and dots

This card has been a nightmare to create! First off I just had a piece of green textured card for my base and used my red Waco pearl maker pen to add some corner dot details .. .. oh my! what a mess! So out came the craft knife and the offending dots got scraped off before they could set too hard.  To cover up any hint of where they had been I added the spotty dotty paper from my Christmas stash box.  It's a little card, just a 4" square white base, so I had to find a small image and this Bildmalarna cutie got a second inking.  I cut a Nestie blossom circle from the green card for my mat and coloured the image with Copics.  But, that was yesterday afternoon - by this morning my YG13 green had turned yellow .. .. eek!  I've gone over the wreath bands again but they are still showing yellow and not blending with yesterday's colouring .. .. I'm finding my Copic colouring is fading a lot, especially the paler shades, and some are changing colours too - the worst are the violet and the yellow/greens.  Anybody else having this problem?  I love my Copics but getting cards ready for a craft fair I found several that had faded so badly that I just couldn't use them .. .. and that's not a good thing for getting a repeat order.  So, to finish off today I added crystal glitter to the white areas, diecut the Marianne poinsettias, coloured a Cuddly Buddly digi sentiment and crossed my fingers that the red Waco pearls would work this time - well they aren't too bad.

The Incy Wincy challenge this week is for spots and dots so I can enter my card with them.  Not sure of any other challenges as I've not been on line much over the past few days and need to catch up.  I had psyched myself up for a filling at the dentist this morning, but then got a phone call to say my dentist was sick, ok - big sigh of relief, but the next available appointment isn't for 4 weeks .. .. ah well, not to worry eh!


  1. ooh i love the traditional Christmas colours and the dotty DP
    Lisa x

  2. wonderful card annie I love the papers and the green colors
    hugs Lia

  3. Annie what a happy little card and beautiful colours well done Hugs Elaine

  4. you're a wizz with those Waco pens, you could be the Waco Pearly Queen....lol, good luck at the Craft fair, such a swee card

  5. Hi Annie this is superb, I love the spotty paper and that image is beautiful, the colours, die cut and embellishments are so very pretty,
    Lorraine x

  6. Hi Annie you sound a lot more cheerful today I hope that you are and feeling more positive!

    Love the card might have to make a few small ones myself they all seem to be 8 x 8 at the mo!!

    What a reprieve though the dentist being sick or is it as you will have the same again in 4 weeks!

    Love & Hugs Chanelle xx

  7. What a cute card Annie. Looks great in the traditional reds and greens.

    Kat xx

  8. Sorry it was a nightmare to create but it sure did come out cute!

  9. So beautiful card Annie,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  10. Great card Annie, this is such a sweet image. I haven't noticed any problems with my Copics but I haven't really made much for the past couple of years! I hope this is just a 1 off cos I'm wanting to get on with some Xmas cards.

  11. A fantastic card. I love the spotty paper and the image is fab. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy.
    Nikki F x

  12. I love the way you used that blossom circle for matting - very effective indeed with the spotty paper. Your soft shading of that bell is delightful too. I hate it when things don't work out & all the effort ends being filed.......in the bin.
    Paula (PEP)
    Take care with the tooth though.


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