1.22.2013

Doing the Moxie Fab Polka!

Yup.  Polka DOT, that is!  (Get it?  My card has polka dots?  Get it?  Get it?  k.  good.  just checkin'.)

Hello, my friends!  I am playing along with the Make Your Own Background Paper in the Moxie Fab World Challenge today and I am LOVING IT!  You see, I don't often use backgrounds, nevermind make my own, so this challenge was super fun!

Watercolor Polka Dot Thank you


To create my background, I pulled a thick piece of Canva-Board paper (Canson) and stamped it with the lid to a tube of gum.  What gum comes in a tube, you ask?  Project 7 Gum comes in a tube.  And helps feed people.  You should buy some.  Just sayin'.  The lid just so happens to be PERFECT for creating a rough edged stamped circle on canva-board!  YAY!  I then added a bit of color (three different blues) to each circle with watercolor crayons (Stampin' Up!).  A waterbrush took care of the rest!  I kinda love this background!  It's calm and happy!  YAY!

Watercolor Polka Dots Thank You


Then, to finish the card, I used a Bazzill Bling cardstock base and a black panel so the dots would really stand out.  I added a couple of strips of happy washi tape and, of course, a fabulous Bossy Joscie flair sentiment... because Bossy Joscie flair is awesome.  You should probably buy some of that, too.  Just sayin'.

So... on that note... it looks like you have some shopping to do... HA!  No, but for reals, thanks for stopping by and I love your comments, so leave one so I can come visit your blog and leave you a comment and then you can visit mine and leave me a comment and then we can just keep doing that and doing that and then we will be friends.  *Sigh.*

Jingle Out.

I need a nap.  Just sayin'.

26 comments:

Miriam Prantner said...

This is so fun! And it just goes to show that crafting and eating (or at least chewing) totally mix!

~amy~ said...

Love how this looks!

Regina said...

Love this card (psssst...it would make a great ocean themed card too...just sayin ^_^)

I like that you use everyday objects to create with. like it..like it!!

Hugs

Mary Pat Siehl said...

so cute! love the colors

Laura Jane said...

WELL DONE! circles are just Happy!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Oh this is fun I love it!!!!

~Melissa~ said...

Super job! Looks like you're a pro at making backgrounds!

Connie Mercer said...

gorgeous ~ love the blue!!!

Julie S. said...

Very cool card ! TFS .

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Cool card Jingle! Love the polka dots - they remind me of water bubbles. And the flair is awesome! :-)

Jessi Fogan said...

All this started with a gum lid?!? AWESOMESAUCE. Love the shading you did - it is stunning, girlie!

Dotty Jo said...

Great use of a lid!!! Fabulous card chick, I love it, Jo x

joscelyne cutchens said...

Um, I LOVE this card. not only because it uses bossy Joscie flair. I love water color bubbles, the washi tape, all of it. LOVE.

Renee said...

Hee hee, you are funny!! Love your cute card!! I will look for Project 7!

Chark said...

such a cool bg! love the flair too!

LauraB whosthischick said...

The circles are just lovely with the blue wash watercolor look.

Karen B. said...

This looks great!

emily said...

Beautiful background! I love watercolor crayons...hadn't thought to use them as a card background.

Joce Turner said...

Love this, colours are awesome. Love it even more because of the sentiment used, never seen before. As a child I was always called Bossy Jocey!

gale said...

Love those cute circles. Great coloring!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

LOVE how this turned out!!!!

Deanne :)

Angi said...

So super fun! Love those polka dots.

wendyp said...

love the watercolored polka dots!!!

Heidi O! said...

I love this card & your idea of using the gum tube to stamp. I am taking a watercolor course right now so will have to try this. Thank you!

Jana said...

Very cool! love

Cath said...

Hey Jingle! Thanks for linking this up to the Make Your Own Background Paper Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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