Friday, 2 July 2010

Polka Doodles Challenge - Decorative Item

Hello folks, it's Friday yet again (don't know where time goes these days!) and so it's time for another Polka Doodles challenge which has been chosen this week by team member Claire.
As the latest Polka Doodles CD, Paper Boutique 2 Creative Christmas, launched on Create and Craft TV last Sunday, and has lots of decorative style elements, Claire would like to see something decorative for your challenge creation.
This is something I've been doing a lot more of lately as those of you kindly following my blog will know. I decided to make a wall hanging piece of art suitable for someone who's just moved house or someone who just wants to brighten up their home.
I've used a piece of mount board as the base and covered this with some clever house text paper from the Back To Nature CD. This has a white background and is very versatile as you can print it out on any colour card for a different look. I chose blue card. I then added a central panel of green polka dot paper from the All Around & Everywhere CD.
I printed out some of the pretty houses and trees from the All Around CD and added these to the panel with foam mount for a 3D effect. I then added some gingham paper ribbon strips from the Back To Nature CD and the arched text at the top was taken from one of the black and white images in the Housey, Housey section of the same CD.
I then made a flower using the pretty gingham floral layering pieces from the All Around CD which I cut out inside the black lines and scrunched up before sticking them together and gluing a flower shaped button in the centre.
I finished off by piercing holes in the top corners with my trusty Tonic Tim Holtz hole piercer which seemed to make short work of the thick mount board. I pushed blue thick wire through the holes and twisted the ends, then added pieces of knotted gingham and dotty ribbon.
Do have a look at the gorgeous creations made by the rest of the DT. I particularly like Jenny's clever and yummy looking ice cream sundae box and will be trying this out.


Fiona said...

This is brilliant Fliss. Love the cheerful colours and it's so pretty. You've done a great job.

Rose said...

I love this Fliss, it's a perfect house warming present for someone!

Have a great weekend,

Love, Rose xx

Sally H said...

That's fabulous, Fliss! I love the little houses - so cute!

Tracy said...

I think this is really wonderful.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

June said...

Wow this is so eyecatching my friend. lovely work as always
hugs June xxxxxx