Friday, 3 September 2010

Polka Doodles Challenge - Shaped Card

Happy Friday everyone, the weekend is nearly here and it's time for a new challenge over at Polka Doodles which this week has been set by our techno whizz teamie, Ruth.
You will notice that the theme is to make a shaped card, by which Ruth means an unusual shape rather than circles, squares etc. but silly me saw that Ruth wanted the DT to use some of the fabulous Polka Doodles templates for shapes and totally missed the shaped card bit. What an idiot I am!
Having missed the shaped bit, as I wanted to do something a bit different, I chose the Baking Time set to make a recipe folder. This came about because my younger daughter is off to Kingston uni in a couple of weeks, having gained a Distinction in her Art Foundation course, and at the moment we're trying to gather all the things she needs. She loves baking so a recipe folder was on her list and here's the one I made:
You can probably see from the photo which designer inspired this and I found some Polka Doodles papers and decorative elements which capture the style perfectly.
I painted the edges and spine of a plain kraft ring binder from W H Smith with blue acrylic paint. I then covered the file with papers from the Funky Flower section of the Paper Boutique CD as they're in mouth watering shades. I trimmed the edges of the pieces with pinking shears before sticking them on to give a pretty fabric look.
i then used the template to trace and cut out the apron, complete with pockets, and the oven gloves from some of the contrasting polka dot papers. I inked all the edges to make the pieces pop out more.
I decorated the file with some of the yummy strawberries and embellishments from the Candy Doodles CD and then added the apron and gloves.
The back is covered with pretty flower dot paper from the same set with a strawberry band to make everything match. A photo of this will be going on later when the light lets me take a decent one.

You have until 12 noon on Sunday 12 September to get your entries in and don't forget to have a look at the rest of the DT creations as most of them are shaped cards made with just some of the great templates on offer.

6 comments:

  1. What a brilliant idea Fliss, your folder is so pretty. Bet your daughter loves it!

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  2. Techno whizz?! That will keep me giggling all weekend!! Fab card and do like the dottyness of it all!

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  3. What a delightful and scrumptious creation, I love your idea and design Fliss.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  4. oh wow fliss hun this really is stunning gosh,hun you always come up with the most amazing things,just love it hugs cheryl xxx

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  5. Great project Fliss - I think alot of us are taken with that template - very versatile. I love all your baking additions - really fab! Cheers Claire x

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  6. Stunning recipe book idea. I love the idea and adore your cover its so lovely. Hope your daughter has a lovely time when she goes to Uni. I am sure she will.
    sending hugs your way
    June x

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