Friday, 18 December 2009

Polka Doodles Challenge 31 DT Gift Set

Morning everyone! Woke up today and discovered that the world has turned white-a really big surprise as I live on the South coast just one road back from the sea and we don't get snow very often. The South Downs tend to act as a barrier but not today! It's caused chaos of course with closed roads, slow trains and lots of school closures-a real shame for all those children looking forward to the last day of term parties.
Anyway, enough of that and on the the next challenge at Polka Doodles where anything goes! You can make anything you like so do join in if you can. On the DT, we've all made things using the gorgeous Back to Nature CD. I'd never used a CD before joining the team and I'm definitely converted! The CD has loads of backing papers, coloured images, digital stamps that you can colour yourself, decoupage elements, shaped card elements....... the list goes on!
I've chosen to make a gift set using the Stackies Floral Collection with a little box and a matching card. I've also sneaked in a bit of stamping (couldn't resist lol) using the lovely Daisy Doodles set which has a total of 26 stamps in various sizes with cute little owls, ladybirds, flowers, leaves, flourishes and sentiments.

The box (one of Papermania's Back to Bare Basics round box set) was painted with deep lilac acrylic paint. I then stamped the flourish design all over with black dye ink. The stamp can be twisted in several directions to make really pretty patterns and I know I will be using this one a lot!
I printed out the Stackies Floral set in green and mauve and cut out various sizes of flowers. I layered these up for the top of the box using foam tape. I added a ribbon band.
The card has a decorative stamped panel again using the flourish stamp and all you do is stamp it in a row up the card, stamping the image upside down every other one to make a very stylish pattern. I embossed the card itself on the right side with the Cuttlebug Textile folder.
I made a further layered flower with various sizes and foam tape and made leaves by resizing the largest green flower and cutting some petals into leaf shapes. The stalk was made from a scrap of diagonal striped paper from the CD. I finished with a sentiment from the large variety you can choose from and a little ribbon from American Crafts.


Fiona said...

What a great set Fliss. Beautiful colours and LOVE that flourish stamp. Also woke up to snowy scenes this morning.
Fiona x


Love the card and box gift set Fliss - the colour combination is beautiful. Fabulous swirly stamps and floral images - must take a peek at the CD!
We also have snow here in West Yorkshire - it's sunny too, so everything looks very pretty at the moment.
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas.
Love, Sylvia xxxxx

brenda said...

Hi Fliss

Awesome colours and how original, super work.

B x

Liz said...

Beautiful work Flis have a lovely Christmas

liz x

June said...

Hi Fliss, congrats on your new DT position and I absolutely love your new piccy too. Thanks for your lovely welcome back too
hugs to you my friend xxxxxxxxx

Cheryl said...

oh these are great fliss love the card and that box its so beautiful and love the colurs too so bright and cheery hope you are keeping warm my friend hugs cheyrl xxxx

Cheryl said...

hi hun here is the link to that stamp its winter wonderland and its from paperartsy
love cheryl x