Wednesday, April 29, 2015

That Dotty Queen of Everything

Samantha Read is our hostess this week at Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog. Her challenge is "Polka Dots". Here's what she had to say about this challenge.
"I included polka dots in a previous challenge and everyone who took part seemed to have such fun, I thought we could revisit them :) Have fun!"
If you'd like the chance to win your choice of $30 worth of Stampotique stamps, you should play along with this challenge. Visit Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and be sure to read the rules so that you'll have the chance to win that great prize!!

Here's my card with Stampotique's Queen of Everything with Words on the Side (Kate Crane).

The Queen of Everything was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto white cardstock and also onto the dot patterned sheet from the White Basics 6x6 pad (Basic Grey). The Queen of Everything's head, body, and wings were colored with Copic markers, fussy-cut, then edged with black marker, and set aside while I created a very dotty background for her.

The first step was to sponge Squeezed Lemonade and Wild Honey Distress inks over the Dot Burst stencil (The Crafter's Workshop) onto 140 lb. Mixed Media cardstock (Strathmore). The stencil was lifted and clear embossing powder was heat set.

A few drops each of Translucent White, Primary Cyan, and Pthalo Blue Media Fluid Acrylic (MFA) paints (DecoArt) were added to the embossed panel, spread with a brush, and heat set. Cobalt Blue Hue, Translucent White, and Cerulean Blue MFA paints were sponged over the Dots All Around (The Crafters Workshop), Polka Dotty stencil (Wendy Vecchi) and the Dot Fade Layering stencil (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous), then wiped back with a baby wipe. This was done repeatedly until I was happy with the layering, coverage, and patterns. The edge of an old credit card was used to add lines of Tranlucent White and Cobalt Blue Hue MFA to the piece.

The painted cardstock was run through my Big Kick inside the largest Card Creator 5x7 Nestabilities die (Spellbinders) then edged with Translucent White MFA paint. The leftover painted cardstock was die-cut with the Double Scallop Border die (Die-namics) and edged with Translucent White MFA paint.

The Words on the Side from the Queen of Everything with Words on the Side stamp was stamped onto yellow polka dot cardstock (Bo-Bunny), then die-cut with one of the dies from the Fancy Framed Tags die set (Spellbinders).

Due to my mad math skillz and bad measurements, the border and the sentiment only fit along the bottom of the card front, so they were adhered there. Blue rhinestones were added to the sentiment die-cut to make it more regal.

The Queen of Everything was put back together with the sentiment grounding her dress and her crowned head in the dot burst. Clear Gelly Glaze pen (Sakura) was added to the buttons on her dress. Clear Stardust Glitter pen (Sakura) was added to the blue dots in her crown, then Clear Gelly Glaze pen was added over the glitter to make the blue dots dimensional, glittery, and glossy. The Queen of Everything's wings were coated with Clear Wink of Stella glitter pen (Zig/EK Success). The final step was to add the card front to a 5x7 white card.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card into the following challenges:
Craft Cardmakers and More Challenges: Dots
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenges: Anything Goes
Stamps and Stencils Challenges: Anything Goes 
Frilly and Funkie Challenges: Stencil Mania 


  1. Wow Kathi, this is amazing! xx

  2. Oh my, this is fabulous, loving everything about it!!

  3. A fantastic card. A great image and your background is fabulous. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers and more. Sally.x.

  4. Terrific Kathi, love those dots :) :) gorgeous colours xx

  5. I love this card Kathi, she really pops with those bright dots! xx

  6. Love this card, Kathi! Fantastic bg, love the image & sentiment, too! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  7. I really like the colour combination on this card - thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers & more.


  8. SO fabulous Kathi! LOVE the way the halo of spots really pulls the eye to the 'Queen'. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

  9. Love the colour combinations it really makes the Dots Burst off the page, and your Queen is stunning. Thank you for joining us at Stamps and Stencils...
    Sharon x

  10. This is so much fun and so bright and cheerful. The "Queen" looks like an angel with her halo of spots. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.

  11. Had a really nice look around while I was here, Kathi.... beautiful!
    Val :)