Friday, 8 July 2011

Polka Doodles Challenge - Stickers And Transfers

Hello everyone on a very blustery and rather wet Friday. Let's hope we'll have better weather over the weekend as this is not nice!
It's Friday so it's Polka Doodles day and this time our head doodler, Nikky, has come up with a rather different challenge. This came about because Letraset kindly sent all the Design Team samples of Safmat and Letratac to play with,
For those of you that haven't come across these amazing products before, Safmat is a self adhesive, printable film so that you can print out elements from CDs, digital elements or your own artwork and apply this to lots of media types such as glass and metal. Letratac is sheets of tiny glue dots for attaching all sorts of shapes to your projects really easily. I found it especially useful for my project as you will see.

I've turned a simple clear acrylic storage jar which I bought in Tescos into a stylish container for my collection of silk flowers which were previously stored in a biscuit tin, This one certainly looks much smarter on my shelf!
I printed out the text and some of the faux ribbon borders from the Sundae Of Seasons CD on to Safmat, together with some of the lovely gingham design paper from the brand new Magical Winter CD Set (I'll have a load of samples I made for Nikky to share with you soon).
I attached the gingham design and the ribbon borders to 3 sides of the jar and then attached the text to some blue polka dot paper. As you can see it gives a very different look to the text which would normally have a white background. I then cut this out with a Nestabilities die and added a mat of dark red polka dot paper. I repeated the shapes on the top of the jar. Both of the elements were attached using Letratac which gave a perfect finish when burnished with each element securely fixed in place.

You have until 12 noon on Sunday 17 July to enter and don't forget to look at the DT inspiration as there are some gorgeous and varied projects there. You can find Safmat and Letratac at the Letraset website HERE.

Thanks for looking,
Fliss xx


Irene said...

Fliss, this is brilliant. what a great way to store flowers, love it.
Irene x

craftattack said...

Looks beautiful, I must do some things like that for my chaos kitchen, too! Hugs, Valerie

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Super Fliss....fabulous idea! Dont usually watch C&C on the tv...but this week just flicked over when Polka Doodles was on...I was wondering if they showed any of your work. Lovely images being shown

Debbie said...

Hi Fliss, you've made a nice jar into a beautiful creation.Great idea to store your lovely flowers in it.Great project.Love Debbie x