Sunday, July 5, 2015

A red, white and blue summer

Red, white and navy are fresh summer colors. Add polka dots to the mix, stir in a bit of summer feel and vacation mood and you've got yourself some fresh looking cards.

Simon Says Wednesday challenge wants to see polka dots. No, actually they say "going dotty", a word that I took firstly for dots and secondly for being dotty, that made me add some delightful nonsense:

"Hi! Are you looking for something?"

"How weird. I seem to have my shoes on."

I was influenced by a few other challenges as well:

Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge asks for red, blue and white. I think my atc's are not very wicked, but I'll enter them anyway, just because there are so few ATC challenges around.
PaperArtsy #12 calls for stencils. They have a lot of inspirational technique videos for us. I was very inspired by stencil bumping.
 Simon says Monday wants to see how we interpret summerStamps & Stencils calls for vacation mood.

Background was first stenciled with red acrylics, then with navy chalk. The retro ladies are from a 1950's sewing pattern sheet for beach shorts, found text from a novel, and flowers were stamped onto a paper napkin and colored.
Thanks for looking!


  1. Haha, I LOVE your take on "being dotty" - so clever! Love the colors, and the inking is just amazing!!

  2. Love these ATC's. The backgrounds are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your work with us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

  3. These are so cool! Thanks for playing along with us at Wicked Wednesday. :)

  4. Uskomattoman upeita. Varasin sinulle lintukortit/muotiluomukset, en vain ole ehtinyt viestittää. Olisiko nämä ihanat väriterapiat varattavissa

  5. These are great ATC's, love the retro feel. Thanks for joining us at Wicked Wednesday:)

  6. Fabulous ATCs! Love the dotty sayings! Thanks for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. Sue C x

  7. Sensational! I see a lot of red and blue projects that actually look purple, but you handled the colors perfectly! Well done!

  8. The colours made me think of france, stunning ATC's and thank you for joining us at Stamps and Stencils...
    Sharon x

  9. I love your ATC's with their decidedly holiday feel! Dots always work for me - as does being dotty!! Apologies for my late visit but thanks for joining us at Stamps & Stencils. Julia x