Friday, 10 April 2015

Spot the dot.

I made this card - you've seen it before - with a new set of stamps from Woodware. The background stamp by Creative Expressions caused a lot of interest. I like it too, but for me, it's all about those irregular big dot shapes.

So then I made this because I really like the regular irregularity of the dots. And there's no law that says they are flower heads, right? This actually features in next week's workshop. Couldn't help myself. And really, that's hardly even fussy cutting.
Now I seem to be seeing middle sized Woodware dots. For Grandpa's birthday card, I used it again..in multiples they're simple, cheerful and so much less stressful than choosing a 'male' card background type!

The text is also Woodware (Francoise) and just involved some cutting and layering. You can barely tell but I drew round the all of the dots with a metallic gel pen to add some erm, 'zsush'. And when I say all, I mean all...even the teeny ones on the lettering! Little wonder I didn't make anything else last week! I've made even less this week, I hope to rectify that at some stage over the weekend. Have a break, people.

14 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm seeing DOTS in front of my eyes! Gorgeous dots and fun layouts. You make the most beautiful cards!!!

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Well, you already know I love the first card. You totally nailed it with that design. I'm liking the spotty male background, which would make a great card for a child too.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Ooooh! Love those colours and the bold Happy Birthday! Chrisx

Shel C said...

Dots are awesome! I love any circle or spiral shape any time. Never too many dots :)

Krisha said...

You can never make too many dots! Your happy birthday card is phenomenal.

Sue said...

Love all three cards. Nice to see bright colours.

Hope you have a nice evening. Sue

Helen said...

we saw the first card and loved it, we saw the letters and loved them - now we love the final card. are you still seeing dots when you shut your eyes?

misteejay said...

Lovely cards Julia and it is fabulous to see stamps used in different ways. I'm sure there are a lot of folk who would not have thought to just use the 'dotty' bit.
Toni xx

Carole Z said...

Fabulous, fun, dotty cards Julia! Hug Carole Z X

Jill said...

Thanks for sharing, I love the different ideas with this set.
Jill

Ohhh Snap said...

It's good to be dotty!! : D Gorgeous cards!

Alexandra said...

Julia, I'm in love with your cards. I used to make them but could never find my niche', so to speak. You do a wonderful job. If you're ever up for it, I'd love for you to join me on Sundays for my weekly art co-op. The ladies would LOVE LOVE your cards/art. :)
xx

Nikki C said...

You are always so busy and sometimes our ideas work out planned and sometimes they don't I'm sure you'll get your ATCS sorted soon hugs Nikki 9

Belinda Basson said...

I have to go to work now...it is 9am here and no sign of WOYWW today yet. Please link me if you get this, I will try desking this afternoon from my iPad while I wait for my son's piano lesson... http://bellasscrappinspace.blogspot.com/2015/04/whats-on-my-workdesk-wednesday-cogs.html