Friday, 1 April 2011

Polka Doodles Challenge - No Printed Backing Papers

Good morning all, it's Friday so it's time for a new challenge over at Polka Doodles. Your hostess this week is teamie Ruth and she's chosen the theme - No Printed Backing Papers. You can either make your own or go clean and simple. Pop over to the challenge blog for some inspiration from the Design Team as everyone has done something different and there are some really inventive creations on show.

You can probably guess that I decided to make my own using -what a surprise- stamps! I wanted a slightly vintage feel to my card and here's the end result:

I've again used my current favourite stamp set, the brand new Polka Doodles Wonderland set, as I'm so enjoying finding more ways to use it.
I made my backing paper with the checkered stamp, stamping in Shabby Shutters, Tumbled Glass, Victorian Velvet and Milled Lavender Distress inks. I stamped again without re-inking in some places for a shabby, grungy look.
I stamped Alice with VersaFine Imperial Purple ink and coloured her with various shades of Promarkers. I then stamped a row of toadstools with VersaFine Olympia Green ink and coloured with a mix of Promarkers and Zig markers. I then cut along the top of the strip around the mushroom heads for added effect.
I added mats to the Alice image and cut round the green one with pinking scissors. I did the same to a strip under the toadstool border.
I finished off with the curiouser sentiment stamped in the purple ink on white card, coloured with a toning Promarker and cut out with a Nestabilities scallop die. I added a plain green circle behind.

You have until 12 noon on Sunday 10 April to enter and good luck!
Thanks for looking,
Fliss xx


craftattack said...

Great card, and the challenge sounds good, too!

Fiona said...

This challenge would have been a doddle for you Fliss, as the queen of stamped backing papers!
Fab card and I absolutely love those mushrooms and brilliant colouring too.

brenda said...

Just adroable Fliss, love that image.

B x

sari said...

Your card is simply sweet!! Just love all the effects that you have added! Such a sweet image too! have a fab friday!

josie2010 said...

Hi Fliss,
I absolutely LOVE this card! its amazing! Love the way you have used the stamps for the background!
Hope your well! :) xx

Sally H said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love your background and the colour combo!

Claire Phillips said...

Great card Fliss - I really love how you have created the background! Cheers Claire x

Susan Allan said...

Love your 'tipsy' mushrooms and of course Alice. Could explain a thing or two....eating mushrooms, falling down, vivid dreams....
Sue xxx