Friday, 24 June 2011

Polka Doodles Challenge - Red, White And Blue Colour Theme

Good morning everyone from sunny Sussex. The sun has at last returned this morning after a lot of rather showery weather this week so I'm hoping it stays nice for the weekend.
As it's Friday, we have a new challenge for you over at Polka Doodles. Ruth is your hostess this week and she's decided to be a bit patriotic with a colour theme of Red, White and Blue. It's also our stashbox stamps week so we get to show you Polka Doodles stash with stamps that aren't.
I've gone rather glamorous and vintage with my easel shape card as you'll see.

I decided this rather glamorous showgirl  from a Kanban clear stamp set would look lovely dressed in red so I stamped her and coloured her frock and hat with a ruby Promarker then added a touch of cherry marker. As you see, she also has red hair for which I used apricot, ginger and carmine. I then cut the panel out and set it on a red mat.
I made an easel shape card which I covered with a gorgeous shabby chic paper from the Paper Boutique 3 CD. I added faux stitching around all the edges with a white opaque pen.
I then added texture and sparkle with some lovely crunchy white crochet lace and lots of blingy gems which were a pound shop bargain. I finished off with some flourishes and pretty red and white flowers with a favourite greeting by Hero Arts which I think suits the glam lady very well.

You have until 12 noon on Sunday 3 July (eek! July already!) to enter and good luck!

My card is for the following challenges:
Craft Us Crazy - Red, White & Blue and Summer Theme - Either or Both
Crafts and Me - Stitches
Crafty Creations - Let It Shine
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Red, White & Blue

Thanks for looking,
Fliss xx


Cheryl said...

oh fliss hun this is gorgeous oh love that image and the colors are beautiful hugs cheryl xxxxx

craftattack said...

Gorgeous card with a lovely back view! Hope your weather stays nice, here it's still grey and cold! Hugs, Valerie

Fiona said...

Very pretty easel card Fliss, super sentiment stamp too.

Brenda Brown said...

A visually striking card Fliss, fabulous use of the colours and great image.
Have a great weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Ambrella (Catherine) said...

The stamp is wonderful and well presented.

Courtney said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Felicity!! Thanks so much for joining in on our Red, White & Blue Challenge at Penny's. Good Luck!!


Tine said...

Hi Fliss. Lovely card. The embellishments work really well with your image & the card shape. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
Tine :)

Netty said...

Terrific card Fliss. Am so glad I am not the only one that uses the term kids laugh at me. Mind you am still going to the pictures.....where everyone else goes to the

WeirdCat said...

Gorgeous card, love the swirls, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
Ruth x

Vintage Milly said...

Love your card Fliss, she is sooo fabulous, love the colours too,

Julye said...

Ooh lala fab card thanks for sharing with us all here at Penny's and good luck.

majsan said...

Elegant and classy!!
Loved that image :)
Thank you for joining us at CRAFT US CRAZY

Jenni said...

Beautiful Fliss, love that you teamed the soft blue with the bold red. Love the iamge too! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Crafty Creations & good luck!
Jenni x

Dolly Daydreams said...

This is a sassy little number great card I love it.