Tuesday, October 25, 2011

LIM: Polka Dots!!!

Well, I just have to say that the challenge over at Less Is More this week makes me so very happy!!! The challenge is to make a CAS style card featuring polka dots!!! Good gravy do polka dots make me smile! They brighten my day! I love them!

Yes. I tend to be over enthusiastic about crafting. It's NOT a problem. And I won't be working on it in the near future! ;D

So, being so close to Halloween, I figured that pumpkins were in order! And what is cuter than a polka dot pumpkin?! Now, while making these cards, I came to TRULY understand that less really IS more! You'll see what I mean in a bit...

Here's my first card~

Yeah. It's ok, but that's about all. Adding those swirly leaves kinda ruined the card in my opinion. And the sentiment just makes the bottom look kinda cluttered...

So, I decided to use the same pumpkin and try again! It worked out marvelously this time!!!

Here's the second one~
Oh, so much better! The placement is better! This card made me MUCH happier than the first! And, see! Less IS more! :) I outlined each pumpkin and the leaves with a clear glitter gel pen, but I couldn't get a very good picture of it...take it on faith, please! ;D

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek! I appreciate your continued support of my crafts! I really hope that you are inspired to play along with us at LIM! It's totally fun! Happy stamping! :)

15 comments:

Karen B. said...

Two great cards, but wow, that second one ever packs a punch! Great CAS designs!

Ann Y. said...

Fabulous card, Mynnette. I do love the second one. It's a great polka dot pumpkin! Ann

Debgem said...

Love it! Dotty pumpkin - simply lovely!

Meadie said...

Beautiful card, simple and sweet x x

Valerie said...

Two great cards Mynnette but the 2nd one is beautifully placed!
Val x

Karen said...

A couple of great cards Mynnette but the second one is definitely the best.

Chrissie said...

Great cards Mynnette, I agree that the second one is simply super!
I love polka dots too!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Benzi said...

Oh, I love polka dots and recently did a polka dot pumpkin card...just think they are the cutest. Your cards are both great.

Gibmiss said...

Hello
this is a super card ...love it ....
Hugs sylvie
thanks for comments on my cards
xx

Jenny said...

Your totally right, the second card is just brilliant :)
Jenny x

Bastelengel said...

I like :-)

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Mynette

Great cards - I think my fav is the 2nd one and agree with your own self-critique! Sometimes we just know when something is not quite right. Love the spotty pumpkin.

Thanks for your comments on my blog too.

Take care

Tina

Judy1223 said...

Yep, both cards are sweet (and I LOVE that pumpkin!) but card #2 is my FAV!

Susan said...

Hi Mynette! I love your blog and have a few blog awards for you. Stop on over when you get a chance!

Susan
cricutandgrasshopper.blogspot.com

Mynnette said...

Thank you, ladies! :) Susan, on my way! ;D