Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Make It Monday #324 - Lot's O Dots

Hello friends.  Michelle Leone is up for this week's Make It Monday challenge, and she is showing us how to add LOTS O' DOTS to add dimension to our cards this week.

I have 2 cards to share with you today...using Nuvo Drops for dimensional dots is very addicting!!


LOTS of DOTS going on in this card!  Between the Amethyst Allure Bitty Big DSP, the Shape Shifters: Circle 2 die, the berries from Beautiful Berries: Winter set, and the Nuvo Drops, there are all kinds of dots on my card!


I had a lot of fun blending my colors too for the chubby little birds from the Brushed Birds set.  I know they're not too realistic looking, but they sure are cute!!


Here you can see the blending a bit better and my sentiment is from the Banner Style set.

My 2nd card was inspired by last week's Throwback Thursday (or maybe it was the Thursday before that...) and Lexi Daly's cards using the In Bloom stamp set.  You can check out Lexi's cards HERE.  I loved Lexi's CAS approach to using this stamp set and had to try one for myself!


I used the Quatrefoil Cover Plate die to make a stencil and then lightly stenciled my background using Smokey Shadow ink.  I embossed my flowers and leaves in black, and then water colored them with Aqua Mist reinker and Smokey Shadow ink for the leaves.  After they dried, I fussy cut them out and adhered them to my stenciled background.


I added my sentiment from the In Bloom set, and then added quite a few Silver Lining Nuvo Drops all around the card.

Check out Micelle's BEAUTIFUL cards and her video right HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


15 comments:

Birgit said...

Both of your cards are beautiful Marcia! The brightly colored birds have stolen my heart though. Gosh, they're just stunning!!!

Colleen said...

Love your cards friend! And I think you can color those birds every color in the rainbow plus and they would still be amazing! Have a great week! Heart Hugs, Col

lainey said...

Two fantastic cards Marcia! Love the colors on the first and the dots on dots on dots! And your second card uses an oldie but goodie and one of my favorites. The Aqua Mist and Smokey Shadow watercoloring is wonderful with the embossing.

artful-notions said...

2 gorgeous cards, Miss Marcia! Those sweet birds are colored beautifully! You have certainly mastered that technique! And the drops on both cards are the perfect addition of texture. But have to give a nod to your stenciling... and fussy cutting, just gorgeous!

I Card Everyone said...

oh my *sigh* those birds - and I think God should hand you the paint brush, because I love these colors!
Darling dotted delights, Marcia!
=]

Susan Watanabe said...

Marcia, both your cards are just lovely! I really love how you colored the birdies and your colors are
spot-on (in both cards). :)

Lisa Elton said...

What a lovely pair Marcia! Great job with the technique!

Kara Lynne said...

Oh those birds, Marcia! They are gorgeous!! They look even more spectacular nestled in among all that dotty goodness! Your friendship card is beautiful in aqua and gray and the addition of the silver Nuvo drops completes the look!

victoria h said...

Beautiful cards especially loving those multicoloured birds.

A Cup of Cold Water said...

Pretty purple card Marcia. VERY dotty!!!

Carmela said...

Love your cards! The colors on the bird card are so pretty and who can resist those adorable birds. Love the beautiful floral card as well. The silver dots are a perfect touch.

Bonnie said...

Love the lots and lots of dots, Marcia! And those chubby birds always make me smile! Your flower is so classy in those colors! Love the stenciled background!

Maureen said...

OH, your birds are SO beautiful! Two fabulous cards!

Ros Crawford said...

They are stunning! I love the birds and vibrant colours of your card... Your second card is gorgeous! What lovely colours you come up with and so eyecatching!

Jill S said...

Marcia, your cards are exquisite. Simply beautiful.