Friday, 14 May 2010

Polka Doodles Challenge - Dimension and Texture

Morning folks, it's a special week at Polka Doodles as it's the challenges' first birthday so Happy Birthday Polka Doodles and here's to many more!
The challenge this week has been set by Enfys and she would like to see Dimension and Texture on your creations - there are plenty of ways to do this so it's out with the embossing tools and embossing powder etc. There's also the added challenge that as it's the birthday week, Nikky has put together a fabulous FREE download with Dad in mind and you NEED to use this for your creation. Pop over to the challenge blog and you'll find the link there.
There are also some fabulous prizes on offer this week as we will have a Top 5 and each one will receive a set of Polka Doodles Rubber Stamps and a CD, although the winner will receive 2 CDs and a set of stamps. How fantastic is that!
And now on to my project for this week for which I've once again used the new All Around & Everywhere CD as I've been wanting to use the particular papers since I got my hands on them and this week is perfect.
I fell in love with these papers and the pretty lacey embellishments as soon as I saw them and decided to make an elegant pink and grey card.
I printed out a pink and grey paper, cut a square and embossed the left side with the Cuttlebug Textile folder. I then rubbed the raised areas with pink ink. I printed out the embellishments on both white and pink marbled paper and cut out the butterfly from the pink paper. I sponged it with embossing ink and embossed it with Crystal embossing powder for sparkle.
I cut a further strip of the pink and grey paper and trimmed both long edges with the Martha Stewart Scroll Lace Edge Punch (available from Polka Doodles). I then cut out the pink and white round doilies with a circle cutter and printed out a pink and white flower patterned paper and cut a circle the same size.
I cut a narrow strip of this paper and embossed the long edges of this and the circle edges with silver embossing powder. I assembled the card as you see, adding strips of pearls for further embellishment.
You have until 12 noon on Sunday 23 May to link up your creations so good luck!


Nettie said...

Hi Fliss. This is so pretty. I'm going to have to go back and look at these papers.x

Fiona said...

This is so pretty and elegant Fliss, great job!

Fiona x

Debbi said...

Gorgeous card, Fliss! I love how you used the border punch.


This is sooo very pretty x Leigh x

Aussie Loz said...

I love this!! ♥

trisha too said...

VERY pretty!