Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Painting by Numbers...

Hey!

Back so soon you say? Well I couldn't resist joining in with the celebrations over at Nichole Heady's Blog so played along with her 'paint by numbers' challenge last night. The deadline is pretty soon so you gotta be quick but I recommend playing along anyway as I love the colour combos she's made us stick to. Your colour combo was dependant on what the first letter of your online user name is. So no surprises that mine is 'Aimes' (imaginative, eh?!) so here's my colour combo:
and here's the sketch to follow with very strict measurements...
...and here's where I totally mixed things up a little LOL!

You're allowed to do this with a sketch, right? I just couldn't get it to work any other way! I think it was because I was sulking (and coughing and spluttering etc), I was so tempted to re-register my online user name for another delicious colour combo LOL!

Oh and the sentiment I'll admit I totally bodged up. Note to self: if I want to emboss a sentiment do that first BEFORE covering card with Versa-marked Polka Dots! Seriously, I left the dots for over an hour before adding the sentiment and that darn embossing powder still stuck to the dots like glue LOL! Cue the paintbrush to dust it all away and attempt a rescue with a white gel pen!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics II/Daily Designs Sentiments

Ink: Versamark
Cardstock: Vintage Cream/Ocean Tides/Kraft/Spring Moss Bitty Dot Basics

Accessories: Lemon Tart Grosgrain Ribbon/White Gel Pen

That's all from me today. I hope you have a super Tuesday! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Catch ya later!
Aimes
x

P.S Just to add, I've realised this qualifies for a challenge over on Lucy's Cards as it features polka dots! If you haven't checked out her blog you must - her creations ROCK!

21 comments:

Emma said...

Hiya Aimes,

Great save with the white gel pen (I wouldn't have noticed mind) Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous - you are really working those dots :D

Just about to pop over for today's PTI revelation - it's so exciting :D

Emma xx

Vanessa said...

Hey you poor thing! I hope you are feeling better soon! Hate nasty colds! Your card turned out fab - what a great idea to consider changing the online user name :) I can`t believe how many Valentine cards you threw out! So much stamping and coloring!!! I would have slept having a cold! You can be very proud of you!

Hugs,
Vanessa

Heidi said...

This is a very pretty card Amies! The colors are so warm and the dots are terrific!

Cammie said...

Great job on the challenge!!!

Katiejane said...

This is gorgeous Aimes, I was worried with my combo as they were so bright but I love how you've used yours and the background stamp. Another one I need to get! xx

~amy~ said...

Oh Aimes..you crack me up...I love your card!!

Angy said...

Love the polka dots on the chocolate. I also really like the thanks in white - really excellent way to make the challenge work for you.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Hi Aimes!
Your card is so pretty! I like that you turned the sketch to make up your card. There were many of us Peeps with that color combo and it was fun to see how each of us interpreted the challenge.

Maureen said...

Aimes! This is fabulous!! I love how you flipped the sketch...and those polka dots are the best!! So bold...let's not forget that lemon ribbon and bow...perfection!! I almost licked it this morning it looks so delicious!! LOL I almost changed my username too...both of them!! Couldn't get out of mine, but it turned out okay in the end :)

Sharron said...

Hi Aimes, sounds like you are still pretty under the weather. Hope you get to feeling better soon. But your card is really lovely. Great job with this color combo and the sentiment looks fine. Guess some of the Peeps are just being plagued with having to do last minute repair jobs--did you see Peggysue's post about blood on her ribbon!! Have a great day!

shery said...

love the colors

Heather P. said...

LOL, I've done the same thing with Versamark/embossing powder! :) Love your take on the sketch, your card is just FAB!!

Hope you feel better SOON! :)

Lucy Abrams said...

LOVING all the polka dots on this: what a lovely card. So elegant.

Terri said...

Nice job. I especially like how you flipped the sketch. Great way to save the sentiment. I didn't even notice you messed it up. Hope your feeling better today!

Ann said...

Super cute, Aimes! I love how you did the sketch!

Fuzzy Slippers said...

What a fun card! Love the colors!

Andrea M said...

What you've done with the sketch is brilliant... and so is your recovery with the embossing powder. I would never have noticed :) That's happened to me before - left versamark for over an hour and, like you said, still stuck like glue. Guess that's what makes it good!
Again, your card is fan-freakin'-tastic!

Lori said...

Oooooo, you got a pretty color combo and did a fab job with it!! :)

¤*¤Marinette¤*¤ said...

GĂ©niale, fantastique, fabuleuse, j'adooore, bravo Aimes

Stephanie said...

No doubt you'll get another special mention for this beauty - what with you & Nicole being new BFF and all that - jealous much? LOL XOXO

peggysue said...

That is a delightful card and the first I've seen that turned the sketch on its side, very clever of you! You'll win something one day soon, you'll see!

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