Friday, 15 June 2007

Polka Dot

The Wednesday Stamper challenge is Polka dot.

For the last 2 years I have played in New Year's Day concerts featuring Viennese music, including Polkas. All last week I played in a show called the Gypsy Princess, based in Austria. So I thought I would use music as a theme.

To musicians another word for music is dots. Hence : look at the dots! The Annen polka title is copied from music I found in the school cupboard. Incidentally, Annen means Anna.


The main background is a colourwash, with dots stamped on with castaway.

The trumpet background is a new technique for me - spread some diamond glaze on embossable acetate, and drip a few drops of alcohol ink on the DG. Mix around until happy. Crumple some tissue paper and lay it down on the mixture. Allow to dry. On the other side, stamp your image in permanent ink.

I got a bit carried away with the alcohol inks, and even coloured the photo corners!

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Stamps : Technique Tuesday She loves me (the dot); Stampington trumpet

Inks : AI lettuce, stream; Adirondack lettuce, stream; castaway

Extras : clear photo corners, embossable plastic, white tissue paper, black paper prima flowers, Dovecraft polka dot brad

18 comments:

Enidan said...

Nice Idea! beautiful work!

Hermine said...

Beautiful, great colors.

Greensleeves said...

Beautiful work! splendid colours!

Rein said...

Wonderful work!

Sija said...

Great work!

Silvia said...

Great work, love the colors.

Leni said...

very nice.

DymphieM said...

Wonderful! Love your coloured photo corners too :)

Nicole said...

Great work and colours ;-)

Viola said...

Gorgeous!!

Night Owl Designs said...

Lovely combination of colours!

Hazel said...

What a clever interpretation of Polka Dots. Love your alcohol inking!

Linda M said...

Gorgeous colors with the alcohol inks! Like the subtlety of the polka dots and how you tied it into your love of music. COOL!

katrin said...

fantastic BG and colors!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

This is a really beautiful piece of work. LOVE LOVE the soft colours. You do this style so well.

rammsteinchen said...

beautiful colors this you there chose

Nancy Maxwell James said...

beautiful artwork!

Amber said...

Beautiful work...love your POLKA dot theme!!!
:0) Amber