Friday, 29 April 2011

Polka Doodles Challenge - Colour Theme

Hello everyone on the day of the Royal Wedding and I'm hoping this post pops up on time as I'll still be in bed having returned from our break in Jersey around 3am.
It's Friday and time for a new challenge over at Polka Doodles. Your hostess this week is Enfys and she's chosen a colour theme of Blue, Aqua and Purple.
I had a bit of a struggle with this as our printer has thrown a wobbly and keeps printing things out the wrong colour. I had to rummage in my stash of Polka Doodles bits and managed to find a few pieces in the right colours but had to improvise as you'll see.


As I only had bits and pieces, I decided on a striped background using papers from the Sundae of Seasons CD apart from the purple floral one which is from All Around & Everywhere.
I arranged the strips in a repeat pattern on an 8 x 8 card blank.
The background is quite busy so I opted for simple additions. These being a central border of pale blue with a sentiment border from the Not For Girls CD. I added a butterfly from the Inkadinkado Garden Delights clear stamp set, stamped with VersaFine Imperial Purple ink and coloured with an Amethyst Promarker. I cut the image out and set it on a circular mat of pale blue card embossed with the Quickutz Retro Diamonds folder on a further scalloped mat of purple card.

You have until 12 noon on Sunday 8 May to enter and good luck!

I'm also entering my card in the following challenges:
CCEE Stampers - Add A Butterfly
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times - Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique - Winged Things

Thanks for looking,
Fliss xx

14 comments:

craftattack said...

Beautiful card, the colours and patters looks so fresh and crisp! Hugs, Valerie Enjoy the wedding!

Shirley-anne said...

Hello Fliss. Just love this design, with delightful papers and a beautiful butterfly .
Thanks for sharing and linking to Make it Monday .

Netty said...

Lovely card Fliss. Hope you had a great break. Annette x

DesignerDiva said...

This is sooooo effective I love it! may have to borrow that technique soon! Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for Pami's Anything Goes challenge this week and good luck
Hugs Laurie x

Brenda Brown said...

Hi Fliss, hope you have had a good time away.
this card is utterly delightful, love the papers and colours and that butterfly tops it off beautifully.
Glad you entered into the MAWTT challenge this week.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Chris A. said...

Very creative!A lovely card.

Kerrie said...

Hi Fliss, very pretty card.

Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

Lisa Jane said...

what gorgeous colours - love the strips of paper and the beautiful butterfly
Thanks for linking up to make it monday
Lisa x
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

Queenie Jeannie said...

Gorgeous butterfly!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Stamping Boutique!

Miranda said...

gorgeous card Fliss, lovely
thanks for joining us at the TSB challenge
hugs
Miranda

Val said...

Gorgeous card, love the colour scheme. Thanks for playing along at MAWTT with us this week. Please come back again.
Hugs
Valxx

Irene (Ivy Swan Cards) said...

Such a beautiful card! Lovely design and colors!

Dezinaworld said...

Hi Fliss, hope all is good with you at the moment and the weather is beautiful as it is here.
I adore this card, those colours are stunning together and as always, beautifully designed
hugs June xxx

Christy Dillman said...

Love the patterned papers, such pretty colors- FABULOUS creation! Thanks for joining us at TSB this week!

Hugs,
Christy