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This card is for the StampTV Polka Dots Challenge where we are to use black, white, and/or gray with one other color. My additional color is tattered rose (peach). I started with a piece of Basic Grey polka dotted paper (the back side of "grapevine") and added a bunch of images to create my own patterned paper. The GKD stamps I used for the background were from: If I Had a Flower, Sympathy Label, Hope is Faith, Time, and Vintage Backgrounds. I used memento gray flannel ink to stamp the images and then lightly sponged memento london fog ink over the whole thing. For the focal image and greeting panels, I inked white card stock with Tim Holtz tattered rose distress ink . (I then stamped the floral image from If I Had a Flower randomly all over these panels in tattered rose ink to try to create a subtle background, but the ink soaked right in and you can hardly see it. I don't think it's showing up in the photo at all!) Next, I stamped my focal image and sentiment using memento gray flannel ink. The stamps used were from GKD Hopeful Flowers and Thank You duo. I created a mat for the gray background panel by sponging the tattered rose ink on white card stock. White and black card stock was also used.

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Comment by Anna Jernigan on September 20, 2014 at 6:36pm

OMGosh, peach and gray are meant for one another!  Just look at all your clever choices.  Wow.

You are making me feel so inspired to get out of the box, and go for it.

I can't begin to tell you how wondrous your creations are...truly.

You are one talented woman.  AND, you are my friend, how lucky am I??? 

I hope this is all rubbing off on me.  My mojo is cheering for your creations!  YAY.  haha

Comment by Jan Brazier on August 16, 2014 at 7:24pm

Love this card! Lisa your cards always get me in! Love your work!

Comment by Verna Angerhofer on August 15, 2014 at 3:32pm

So pretty and a great collage of items used on this card.

Comment by Kathy Moore on August 14, 2014 at 11:58pm

This card is really really pretty Lisa. Love it!

Comment by Nana Griffin on August 14, 2014 at 5:18pm

Another great card from you. A wonderful job on the background and I love the peachy color with the greys.

Comment by Virginia Burns on August 13, 2014 at 11:03pm

LOVE this BACKGROUND!!! What a gorgeous combination this is!

Comment by Karen Hightower-GKD-DT-Moderator on August 13, 2014 at 3:11pm

Wonderful card Lisa. I love the way you created your own DP for the background. Love the colors as well. Thanks again for joining in this week challenge.  :)

Comment by lovinpaper on August 13, 2014 at 2:30pm

I am impressed!  Such a great card and you made your own background paper!

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