Good Morning! During the past week, I’ve been working on some samples for the Rubbernecker Booth at the Akron stamp show. Both Shelly and I will be there working, so if you are attending, be sure to stop by the booth and say hi! I worked up the card I’m going to show you today, last week. Then, when I saw the colors for today’s Rubbernecker Blogger Challenge, RBC05 (red, green and yellow), and believe me I didn’t make it for the challenge, it will work. Actually, I spaced the challenge this week. I was out of town yesterday visiting with Mallory, and when I went to check on the colors, I remembered I had made this sample, Ethel in her yellow polka dot bikini!


This was a fun card to make, and just my try at a little scene. I stamped the image of Ethel, drew the pool and deck area, and then colored with Copic Markers. Every time I color Ethel, she so reminds me of one of my mother’s friends from Florida. As long as a can remember, my mother’s friend has had very darkly tanned skin and white hair. She always wears bright colors that typically have some type of bling on them. I just can’t help myself – Ethel must be tan and dressed just a tad bit bodacious! In this instance, her red bikini has polka dots made with yellow Liquid Pearls. Her earrings, glasses and shoes were outlined or colored with a Gold Spica Glitter Pen. To add some dimension to the images, I used Ranger Glossy Accents on her glasses to make the lenses. The background paper is BasicGrey Infuse that I stitched to a background panel of dark brown. I’m a little ticked with myself that I stamped the sentiment crooked, but the card was already done and it was a last minute decision to stamp in on the Designer Paper and not make another panel. Maybe Ethel had a few too many Bahama Mamas while floating in the pool! Rum can make some of us do silly things!



Stamps: Rubbernecker Old Characters Collection Decorate Text SKU:78-07 and Ethel In Swimsuit SKU:74-06 from Rubbernecker Stamp Company

Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; Light and Dark Brown; BasicGrey Infuse

Ink: Ranger Adirondack Pitch Black and Espresso

Accessories: Copic Markers; Gold Spica Glitter Pen; Ranger Glossy Accents and Lemon Yellow Liquid Pearls; Sewing Machine; Ribbon; Brads; Mounting Tape

You can find more samples for today’s Rubbernecker Blogger Challenge on the blogs of the following Design Team Members: Broni, Kittie, Shelly, Candy and Jeanne. Don’t forget that Rubbernecker is having their Spring Madness Overstock Sale, and for every $50 you spend, you get a free stamp. Shipping is also free on orders of $75.00. You can check out all the deets on the Rubbernecker Home Page.


Well, I guess I’m done babbling now and I hope all of you have a great day! Nope I’m not either. Don’t forget to check out the stamps I’ve got for sale — there just might be something there you need! Now I’m done.




13 Responses to “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini”

  1. LOVE the card, Sherry! Can’t wait to see it in person! (hint, hint… guess who else is going to be at the show?)

  2. I love this card! She always says exactly the right thing!

  3. Ethel is looking good Sherry, love the scene!!

  4. Sherry, this is so funny. When you mentioned the friend in Florida I cracked up laughing. The only thing is, the friend is a size 6 or most likely smaller. I just love Ethel.

  5. I love Ethal’s attitude and you created a wonderful pool and cool deck scene. Your grass is wonderful,too and I seem to remember you telling me that you couldn’t draw grass????? By the way… that yellow bikini or am I seeing red? Bwahahahaha!

  6. This is too cute and fun!! Love the scene you created!!

  7. Oh my! This is a scream! I love her! I had already decided I needed the little golfing guy and now she may have to get added to my list as well! I am going to have to check them out today! This is just an adorable card but also a riot! Thanks so much for sharing and have a great day! 🙂

  8. I adore Ethel and even if I am a smaller size than her I won’t sport a 2 piece. So, hats off to Ethel! Oh, awesome card and way to fit it into the color challenge!

  9. Ethel is some woman w/an attitude! Ya gotta love her! Well done Sherry!

  10. This is absolutely hilarious. I love her polka dots…..I’m still too shy to decorate what I have, but I’m not as old as her yet. LOL. Joan

  11. Oh this is too funny!!!

  12. Great card and great sentiment! What a fun image!

  13. Sherry, this card just cracks me up!! It is hilarious!! I love the background that you added in!

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