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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

polka dot adventure

I've probably mentioned this before, but I like it when different challenges sync up. This week at The Challenge, Lesley wants to see polka dots and the Crafty Gals Corner has asked for dots and/or stripes.  The Friday Mashup! has been "Singing in the Rain", looking for umbrellas and/or polka dots and the theme at Use Your Stuff is "April Showers".  At Pile It On  they want to see the same pattern different ways, so I got a little carried away with the polka dots:

 stamp sets - Life's Adventure, A Fitting Occasion, Teeny Tiny Wishes; ink - Cajun Craze, Calypso Coral, Lost Lagoon; card stock - Calypso Coral, Pool Party; designer series paper - Moonlight; washi tape - All is Calm (retired); punches - Modern Label, Word Window, Big Shot with Ovals Collection framelit and Decorative Dots embossing folder
I didn't even know I had that polka-dot label shaped stamp - how fun is that! The versatile sketch (which you may see again soon) came from Sketch Frenzy Friday
The color scheme is one I decided on all by myself.  Not only is that totally unlike me, I almost never put together opposite colors (unless challenged).  The raindrops paper is Lost Lagoon and the dotted washi tape is Pool Party, so those colors were dictated; I felt the little fox wanted to be Cajun Craze and therefore needed Calypso Coral as a backdrop.  I think the muted hues of orange and blue work well together, here, but I'm still going to link up to Opposite Day at Shopping Our Stash, since the color combination and the plethora of patterns is not my usual style.
Also, it's Anything Goes at The Pink Elephant Challenges; I can't very well leave them out of my little link-up party, can I?
In other news, some of my cards have been honored at some of the challenge sites I have so much fun with - thank you so much to the teams at Jingle BellesCAS Colours & Sketches, SUO Challenges, and CASE-ing Christmas and to the Goddesses at Stampin' Royalty!


Heidi Baks said...

Fun combination of patterns - very cute! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

Patrice Herrera said...

Wow I am so glad you joined us this week. Your card is adorable. I do like that little fox! Please join us next week over at Sketch Frenzy Friday.

wienerhoneymooners said...

Love the raindrops and sweet fox and umbrella!! so CUTE! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at The Challenge!!!

Chana Malkah said...

Very nice mash up! Thanks for accepting the challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash!
Chana, DT

Donna said...

Mixed patterns are totally not my thing either, but you've used them so well here! Great job! Thanks for joining the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew this week for our "Opposite Day" challenge!

Terri said...

This is a really cute card & I love your color combo. Thanks for creating with us at Sketch Frenzy Friday!

Lori said...

This card is adorable and I love your color combo. Cute image, too! Thanks for joining us this week at Use Your Stuff!
Lori - UYSDT

Lesley said...

Look how all these challenges lined up! How fun! Super sweet card! Thank you for joining us at The Challenge!

lauren bergold said...

oh wow! this is just soooooooooooo fun and so CLEVER! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week! :)

Lena said...

Very cute. Love the colour combo.
Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner. I hope to see you again soon. Good luck!
♥ Lena - DT
Lena’s Creations

Lisa said...

Adorable card! So glad you joined us at The Friday Mashup!

Kim Innis said...

Your card is wonderful! Thanks for playing with us at Sketch Frenzy Friday.