Wednesday, May 25, 2011

You'll be Singin' It


"...(Two, three, four, tell the people,) (What she wore.)

It was an itsy, bitsy, teenie, weenie,
Yellow, polka dot bikini,
That she wore for the first time today.
An itsy, bitsy, teenie, weenie,
Yellow, polka dot bikini..."

~song by Brian Hyland, 1965

There's a Polka Dot Frenzy over at the Lawnscaping Challenge and I'm cutting it under the wire with this one. I usually equate polka dots to anitsy, bitsy, teenie, weenie,  yellow, polka dot bikini and loosing some weight. I don't know why, perhaps I let my imagination run away too often.


So here's a well wishes kind of card to someone who might be on a journey to loose some weight. I paper pieced the bikini pieces onto a misted background, pinned them to a twine clothesline with mini clips and finished the card with some sunshiney polka dotted patterned paper strips.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (White) Office Max
Patterned Paper: (June Bug Collection) Basic Grey
Stamps: (Sophie's Sentiments, Swimsuit Season) LawnFawn, (For the Love of Dots) PracticingCreativityDesigns
Ink: (Summer Sun Pigment) SU, (Onyx Black) Versafine
Other: (Mist) Studio Calico, (Baker's Twine) (Clothespins)

41 comments:

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

No desire to wear a tiny weenie bikini.. sorry. Love the clothespins though. And the misted background really looks like water.

alexandra s.m. said...

This is so much fun Karen!
Love it !

Thank you for your kind words ;-)

Lynn said...

Big smiles...so fun! Love the misted background!!

artfuldelight said...

Yeah I will NEVER wear a bikini BUT this one is super cute!! LOVE this card!!! :-)

jen said...

Giggle!! (I'll have that song in my head all night now!) this is pure FUN!!!! :D

jen said...

Giggle!! (I'll have that song in my head all night now!) this is pure FUN!!!! :D

Chari said...

No bikini here, but I did buy a new peach polka dot tankini for Hawaii, I only wore it once while we were there, but at least I now have a bathing suit I like :)
Cute card, I love the misted background, I need to mist something again very soon :)

Dana said...

lol! So adorable! (tee hee!)

Sharli said...

Just wonderful Karen! Yes, the song is now stuck in my head! :-)

Christiana said...

Karen, I love, love, LOVE this card! So brilliant. I love your misted background, love your itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini... Love the clothesline, love it all! And yes, I've got the song stuck in my head after that. All together now, "It was an..." :o) Thanks for the smile!

Christiana said...

And thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

Sarah said...

This is freakin' fabulous! It's funny, cute, and an earworm. Too perfect for the challenge!

Emily Leiphart said...

So cute! I would totally wear a bikini like that. Wish I had a reason to though. LOL

Laurel said...

This is just so cute!

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

So Cool!!! Love it!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

super sweet itsy, bitsy for sure!

Jenny said...

Brilliant card Karen and thanks for putting that tune in my head now.....not :)
Jenny x

Jen W. said...

Thanks for the giggle first thing this morning! The misted background adds perfectly to the dottiness and that bikini is too cute - an unachievable dream bikini but cute nonetheless!

Lindsay said...

HAHA! I love this one Karen! That bikini is too cute! Great card girl!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Awesome! LOL

lynn said...

way, way cute, karen! love the pins and misted bkgd!

suzARTe said...

really lovely card Karen, love the paper pierced bikini

Heather Innusa said...

OMG! Karen - I love it!!! Love love love it!!! The mist looks JUST like water & it's just so fun!!!

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

adorable I love the CAS style and the colors.

Jaclyn Miller said...

This is so adorable and I just love how you've used the colors. Thanks so much for joining us at OTWC.

Lynnette said...

Karen, your work is always stunning sand this one is no different! Love everything about this

Amanda Winkelman said...

Karen-
I LOVE this card! But then again, I don't know how ya couldn't love it!
Great job....I think you nailed the challenge!

Alice Wertz said...

so cute! love your yellow polka dot bikini! super card!

Brandi said...

I will have that song stuck in my head. LOL! At least it is a fun one. Cute!!!!

Carla said...

This is so darling! The misted background and the slips of polka dotted borders make it really special!

Wend_Maree said...

Love the Teeny Bikini card, the misted background really makes the bikini pop!

annieambriel said...

Such a cute adorable card :) and I love the song too.. hehehe

Marie / Legojenta said...

Such a fun idea! I love all the yellow too =) TFS!

Laurel said...

BAHAHA! Love this. And yes, that song is now in my mind!!!! I love this card. Your cute bathing suit, the background you made with the mists.... Your color scheme! It is awesome!!! :)

lostinpaper said...

This is FABULOUS! Love it!! Congrats on your win!

Trinh said...

Too cute, Karen! And yes, that song is now going through my mind. Congrats on your well-deserved win!

Kelly said...

adorable! Tried to post the other day and blogger would not allow me to do so. CONGRATS on the win! Love the mist!

Jocelyn said...

Drats...now I'll have that song stuck in my head. CONGRATS on the win! I saw the card on Lawnscaping and was so blown away by it. This may just be my favorite card of yours (and that's saying a lot!) :)

Cheryl said...

Karen, I am lovin' this card! (And singing it too!)

Jen W. said...

Congrats on your Lawn Fawn win!! :)

BabyBokChoy said...

Can this BE cuter???!!!!!!!!!!