Friday, 23 April 2010

Polka Doodles Monochrome Challenge

Well it's Friday again and how the last week has flown by! It's time for the next challenge at Polka Doodles and this week has been set by Nettie. She would like you to use Monchrome on your creations as in lots of shades of just one colour.
The brand new Polka Doodles CD, All Around & Everywhere is having it's debut on Create & Craft today at 10am with Nikky so if you're able do take a look. The Design Team have all been madly making samples for this and the elements on the CD are awesome.
I've chosen to use purple for my card and there are quite a few papers and embellishments that are in shades of this colour, one of my favourites. I made an easel card as I wanted to squeeze as many things as possible on.
I chose the beautiful dandelion paper for the background here as I just adore this (it comes in several mouth watering shades and there's one with clocks on too!). I've used Bevvieboo, one of the adorable new Fairy Flutterby acrylic stamp sets. These are really clever as the wings are separate and can be used to make a very pretty butterfly on their own. Each set also includes flowers, a greeting and a little extra something.
I coloured the fairy using Promarkers (Lilac, Orchid, Purple, Aubergine and Amethyst) and matted her on a piece of polka dot paper cut with a Nestabilities oval scalloped die. I added another mat of purple Bazzill card in an oval shape and a border punched with the Martha Stewart double dot scallop.
I printed out one of the pretty gingham stacking flower sheets and layered some up to make the flower embellishment. I curled the petals upwards for a 3D look. I added a further strip of paper trimmed with the Martha Stewart punch on the base and glued on a butterfly by Dress It Up as the stop.
I finshed off with one of the lovely label shape gingham trimmed greetings and some purple gems.
You have until 12 noon on Sunday 2 May to upload your creations and don't forget to take a look at all the other DT projects as there's some great inspiration there.
Finally, I'm entering this card in the new challenge over at Sew Many Challenges with the theme of Anything Goes.

23 comments:

Adrina said...

Oh wow, what a beuatiful monochromatic card. I love those colours.
Thanks for joining us at SEW MANY CHALLENGE this week.
Adrina XX

~Jeri~ said...

Wow!!! Your easel card is stunning!! I love the monochromatic look, especially with the purples!!!! Amazing job!!!!

Thanks for joining us at Sew Many Challenges this week!!

Fiona said...

All those shades of purple look fab together Fliss. Loving that dandelion paper too.
Have a good weekend.

Fiona x

carol said...

Your card looks gorgeous,
Thankyou for joining in with SMC x carol

paulssandy said...

What an adorable image. I agree, the background paper is fantastic.

Thank you for joining us for this weeks Sew Many Cards challenge

Deborah said...

Delightful card, Fliss! I'm really liking that dandelion paper.

Mary said...

This is such a beautiful card! I love the monochromatic themes. They are so much fun. Thanks for joining us this week at Sew Many Challenges.

hugs
Mary

Nettie said...

Gorgeous purple card Fliss. These stamps are just too cute.x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Beautiful card Fliss - love the purple shades and the gorgeous image. Really enjoyed watching Nikky on C&C this morning.
Have a great weekend. Hugs, Sylvia xx

kim.mom said...

Great card! I love monochromatic ones!! Thanks for sharing with us at SMC!

Cheri said...

Very nice. Thanks for joining SMC's challenges.

Hope Jacare said...

Love your card Fliss - and I too adore that backing paper, it's gorgeous. The stamps are great as well - your colouring of Bevvieboo is spot on - fab card! Cheers Claire x

Sally H said...

Such a pretty card, Fliss. The little fairy is so sweet!

Cheryl said...

oh fliss this is really gorjus,always so much to look at and always so beautifully designed too hugs cheryl xxxx

tracy said...

lovely card and lovely colours, lilacs and pinks are my absoloute favs.

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Fliss this is so beautiful the colour is gorgeous so is that bp and image thank you so much for sharing this with us at SMC this week.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Queen La Rubba ~ Rachael Doxsee said...

Gorgeous Puple hues. WHat a great fairy. Super wonderful card!
Thank you for joining us for this weeks
"Sew Many Cards Challenge“! I look forward to seeing more of your SUPER FABULOUS crafty works in the future!
HUGS
Rach ~ Queen La Rubba

Margie said...

The purple shades are gorgeous!! I so love your card!! Thank you for participating this week in Sew Many Cards Challenges.
Hugs,
Margie

Peggy said...

What a unique card. I have never seen one done like this. I am glad you joined the SMC challenge.

autumn0725 said...

Very pretty, love the colors and the flower in the gingham is too cute! Thanks for joingin SMC this week!

Anita said...

This is so pretty, thanks for playing with us at Sew Many Cards. Hugs,
Anita

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card! I love the purple monochrome.

SuzanneK said...

Wow, just simply gorgeous, adore the colours you have chosen. Thanks for playing along at SMC