Thursday, April 21, 2011

Ocracoke Lighthouse

Hello everyone! It's time for another Impression Obsession challenge. We're using spots, dots and circles in the Polka dot challenge this week. My polka dots are pretty subtle in this card, but the background paper does have them. Oh, and the ribbon does too. 

I watercolored the lighthouse image with a combination of Distress Inks and Peerless water colors. I haven't used them in a looooong time, so I decided it was time to brush the dust off of them.
I created a wood frame around the image with some of that real wood paper, then aged and distressed it with inks and sandpaper. I looped a length of cotton rope around the frame for a nautical feel.

Want to play along in our polka challenge? Head on over to the IO blog for all the details and join in on contest for a chance to win IO bucks.
Check out all the other DT ladies creations for more dotty inspiration:

Stamps: Impression Obsession 'Ocracoke Lighthouse'
Ink: Palette, Distress
Paper: 'Something Nautical' Digital papers from Scrapbook-Elements, Cherry real wood paper, Heavenly White, Gina K, SU
Tools & Accessories: Martha Stewart edge punch, polka dot ribbon, cotton rope, Peerless water colors, aquabrush


  1. Oh Katarina, this is beautiful. I am 20 minutes from the ocean and we have some beautiful lighthouses around where I live.

  2. Wow! What a fabulous stamp and card! Ocracoke is one of my favorite vacation spots! Just stumbled upon your blog this morning.. a lot of talent here!

  3. How very lovely and the ribbon is the perfect "Polka....Dot That Is" touch!!!

  4. Wow, you always come up with something outstanding! That is just lovely.

  5. Love that rope around the frame--- perfect finishing touch for the lighthouse image!!!!

  6. Wow . . . love this.
    Hugs, Sandra


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