Friday, 12 March 2010

Polka Doodles-My Challenge

Morning everyone, it's Friday so it must be time for the next challenge from Polka Doodles and this week it's my turn to set the challenge!
I've chosen the theme of a milestone Birthday or Anniversary because my elder daughter Claire is 21 today! She's a long way from us at the moment as she's in Japan on her year abroad as part of her degree. As the university she attends has a break at the moment, she's traveling around sightseeing with 3 friends and is in Kyoto, the old capital of the country, today.
I had to think really hard about her card because she really doesn't like pink and pastel shades, still being in a slightly Gothic phase. She loves red and black so the perfect choice is the gorgeous Ladybird, Ladybird Collection from the latest Paper Boutique CD which has loads of beautiful shaped cards for you to make.
As you can see the elements make up a card which has a fantastic back view as well as the front one if you choose to use all the elements provided and you can add as much detail as you like.
I printed out the A5 size sheets for back and front (there is a choice of A4, A5 and A6 ready coloured or black and white for you to colour) and cut out all the various layers. I then assembled the back and front using foam tape and attached them together at the top with the tab provided.
I added the number on both sides using some of the Alphies from the Back to Nature CD with 2 of the shaped elements from the decoration selection of the ladybird collection. As a final touch, I added gunmetal pearls to the eyes.
You could easily add extras such as glitter on the flowers or jewels to the flower centres or maybe glitter around the body edges. The choice is yours!
Don't forget to have a look and see the gorgeous creations of the rest of the DT. There are links opposite on my sidebar. Have a go at the challenge too as I'm sure you all have those special cards to make.
Fliss x


Fiona said...

Hi Fliss,
Your daughter will love this, it's so funky.

Fiona x

Sally H said...

Beautiful! I'm sure she will love it. My Megan is also not a pink and pastels girl. She loves purple and black and anything goth.

Nettie said...

Fliss. I love your card and so will your daughter I'm sure. Travelling sounds wonderful, great to be independent and young ehh!!

Hope Jacare said...

I do love this Ladybird Fliss - a fab card! Cheers Claire x

Stacey said...

wow Japan that must be so exciting, great challeneg this week and the card you have made is awesome!!!