Friday, October 3, 2014

Merry Monday #128 - Polka Dots and/or Stripes

Good morning friends.  Playing along with the Merry Monday challenge today, where we are asked to use polka dots and/or stripes.  I used both, and since it's very wet and a cold front moving through in my neck of the woods, I thought this Impression Obsession image would be perfect for the day and this challenge.  Take a look:

I started by picking out 2 of the DSP from SU!'s "Fresh Prints"  paper stack, and used the striped paper for my background, and then paper pieced the polka dotted paper for the mug.  I also paper pieced the ribbon around the mug with Real Red cs.  I used a few Copics to color the hot cocoa (E13), C1 and Dazzling Diamonds glitter for the whipped cream, YG03 for the evergreen sprig, and R29 for the stripes on the straw.  I used a Lil Inker Stitched Circle Die to cut out my image, and then finished the card with a red grosgrain ribbon and 2 of the "Tiny Tags" die cuts (PTI).  Oh, and also a few red pearls for the berries on the evergreen sprig.   I liked this image so much I made a 2nd card and changed up the colors just a little bit.  Take another look:

This time I used a piece of DSP from SU!'s newest paper stack called "Trim the Tree".  Rather than paper piecing the mug this time, I used my Copics again...same colors as the last card except for the evergreen sprig - I used a little darker green (YG67).  I also used a Wink of Stella silver pen to color the ribbon around the mug.  The sentiment is from Stampendous.  Some bakers twine, sequins, and a few more red pearls finished this card.

So which one do you like best?  I like them both, but am leaning more towards the red square card...I like cards that tend to use not so traditional colors! :0)

There's still a little bit of time to play along with this challenge, and you can find all the info you need right here . 
Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a wonderful weekend!  


  1. Both look good enough to drink - delicious looking cards Marcia!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

    Deanne :)

  2. Love them both. I like the red one! I may have to borrow that stamp! So cute and I love the paper piecing you did, too!

  3. Wow, these cards look fabulous! The paper piecing is amazing and a brilliant idea! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

  4. I love them both, too - great cards!


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