Friday, 18 March 2011

Polka Doodles Challenge - All About Books

Good morning everyone, it's nearly the weekend so it's time for a new challenge over at Polka Doodles and this week your hostess is Tracie and she has set a theme of All About Books.
There is a reason for this as those of you going to the Great Northern Papercraft Extravaganza over the weekend will be able to see. Details are on the Polka Doodles shop website.
Our Nikky has designed a gorgeous new set of stamps with a mini CD of matching papers (stunners!) that are right up my street - they're based on the favourite book of the moment for quite a lot of crafters - Alice in Wonderland.
The Design Team have made loads of samples for Nikky to take to the show and I've been itching to show you some of mine for weeks! Nikky also has a brand new CD which she will have at the show, along with Sharon Armstrong (whose name you may recognise as a frequent magazine contributor) as they have collaborated to make this CD.
Here are a couple of my samples (more to follow next week):

The naughty, sheepish Knave card uses some of the papers from the CD and the main piece was inked around the edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink.
The bunny Knave and the plate of tarts were stamped in black, coloured with Promarkers and cut out. I then made a heart template, cut out a heart shape from white card, stamped the checkered design and inked it up with Fired Brick Distress ink.
I assembled the card as shown with some playing cards to add to the effect.

My Alice card was made by cutting an aperture in a piece of the checked paper from the CD with a Nestabilities die and running a dark grey Promarker round the edges for emphasis.
I stamped Alice twice on white card and coloured her with various Promarkers on one and just the background on the other. I cut Alice out and stuck her on top of the background with foam pads. I stuck the white panel to the card and then added the frame on top with foam tape.
I finished off with more stamped images coloured with Promarkers and cut out. The key was cut out to form a heart shape and make it stand out more.

So it's your turn to make a project inspired by your favourite book. You have until 12 noon on Sunday 27 March to enter and good luck.

Thanks for looking,
Fliss xx


craftattack said...

Beautiful cards, Fliss, and I love those heart shaped tarts!

Fiona said...

Both fabulous Fliss, you have some great idea's.

Netty said...

Loving the great images Fliss and both terrific cards. Annette x

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

vim agradecer o doce comentario no meu blog!

e Lindo seus projetos