Saturday, 3 February 2018

Because...

Hello... i'm late i'm late.... for a very important date..!!!

I hope all Paperbabe fans managed to catch Kim on Hochanda on Friday 2nd February 
showcasing the new *Wonderland* themed templates and stamps 
ALL available to purchase in the Paperbabe Store .. YAY..!!

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But for now it's all about *Dots* over on the Paperbabe Challenge #66
and for the next fortnight we would like to see you get a little dotty.

Here's a quick card I made in a style that I really struggle to create..


Using the dots stencils I created backgrounds, blending candied apple oxides 
through the stencils onto hammered card and then using up the ink by spritzing and 
then running them through an embossing machine to transfer those left overs. 
Fibreboard embellishments and extras were coloured using posca pens.


Stamping the word *Because* onto the dotty background stamp also 
included in the stamp set I heat embossed in white. and cut down to size.
Layering up those embellishments I printed out a dotty sentiment.


Flat back pearls embellish the substrates with glossy accents 
applied on top to bring those elements to life.


As Valentines day looms this would make a super card
or even just a note to say how much someone means to you!!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend
what ever you are up too..

Take Care & Stay Safe

Creative wishes
Tracey xx

Paperbabe Supplies:

Paperbabe - Polka Dots Stencils
Paperbabe - Mixed Media Blanks

34 comments:

Astrid Maclean said...

Tracey, I am so impressed with all the different styles you are able to use in your creations, - this card is a real beauty!!

I also wanted to say thanks for letting me know that I was the winner of the last challenge, lucky me. I would never have found out if you had not told me because I have been a really uselet blogger lately, so I apologize for lack of visits to you too.... I am trying to be better.

Have a lovely weekend! xxx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Aww Thank you Astrid and your very welcome, well done on your win, she was beautiful! Do not worry yourself regarding blog visits we all have times like this, we all do our best and we can not ask for anything more.
Enjoy your weekend what ever your up too..! xx

Unknown said...

Evening Tracy what a lovely delicate card I love your design.
Thank you for sharing

Hugs Debs xx
https://debsartliffscards.blogspot.co.uk

Valerie-Jael said...

I love dots, and I love this card, and the lovely colours - so fresh and pretty, just right for a grey day. Have a wonderful weekend dear Tracey! Hugs, Valerie

Terri Koszler said...

Lovely card Tracey, love the dots :)

Redanne said...

I always love to see dots, they are always so fresh looking, your card is beautiful. Sadly, I missed seeing Kim, but will watch on catch-up now! Hugs, Anne xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you Debs, I find it really difficult to put cards like this together. Adding the substrates helped :)) xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you Valerie, I must admit there is something very clean looking about dots. Enjoy your Sunday xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Many thanks Terri x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you Anne, this card reminded me of a Sunday best dress I had as a child hee hee!! Hope you got to watch on catch up xx

froebelsternchen said...

What a lovely card! I like the use of dots here!
Happy Sunday Tracey!

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you Susi, not my usual make but I fins it helps me to refocus by making something like this every now and then. Happy Sunday xx

aussie aNNie said...

Gone dotty Tracey, but love this and the softness of the card, looks I mean.xx [aNNie]

Craftychris said...

Love the way you have combined all the dots to make such an absolutely gorgeous card! I love it! xxx

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Gorgeous card Tracey and so different for you but that just proves how multi talented you are of course ;)
Hugs
Donna xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Hee hee oh yes.. it certainly made me feel that way trying to construct it x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you very much Chris, I was lucky to have a combination of sizes in stencils and stamps, so glad you like it xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thanks Donna, hee heee... this is my past life :)) xx

Lozzy said...

Love your card Tracey with your design and the white heat embossing is perfect..Hugs Lozzy x

craftytrog said...

I love your dotty Valentine's card Tracey! Great design!

Mac Mable said...

Love the technique you used for the dotty stencilled background and great to use up the ink. Such a gorgeous 'dotty' card and such a fun sentiment too x

Dorthe said...

It is so beautiful, dear Tracey,- I love your dots, looking so perfect all. I have to admit I did not understand how you made it, maybe because my stomach is not behaving today :-( But I love your sweet card,- it is adorable!!
Big hugs from Dorthe- to you dear xx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

I have to say, anything with dots is good as far as I'm concerned. Love your card and the great sentiment. Happy crafty week, Angela xXx

Mia said...

Beautiful card, Tracey. Lovely and original. Thank you for the instructions and the inspiration. Kisses, my friend.

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you Lozzy, red and white is a cake and custard combination hee hee xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you Alison x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you very much, it was a great way to make use of those different sized polka dot stencils and I hate letting anything go to wastes, especially ink hee hee!! x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

So sad to hear you are not feeling too well Dorthe but i'm glad you came over to visit. My card was simply created using different sized dots stencils for the background and transferring ink from them by running the stencil through a big shot. I should have shown all the background pieces I created and the choices I had to choose from, it may have explained it all a little easier. Hope you are feeling better much better soon xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you very much Angela, It's amazing how many people have said they love dots xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Happy you like it Mia, wishing you a very creative week x

Sue said...

I love this Tracey, so crisp and clean and what a fun sentiment xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love this fun card Tracey! Hugs, Chrisx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Aww Thanks Sue, the advantages of a labelling machine :)) xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

So glad & Thank you Chris xx