Friday, 21 January 2011

Polka Doodles Challenge - There's No Place Like Home

Happy Friday everyone, the weekend is nearly here and we have a new challenge for you over at Polka Doodles.
This week's theme is Colette's and she would like to see a project for a New Home.
I chose to make a pretty shaped card and I made my own template by drawing round a chipboard book scalloped shape. I find these quite handy as I don't yet own any of those Grand Nestabilities.

All of the elements to make my card came from the Sundae of Seasons CD Summer collection. I printed out all of the stampies and the paper on to cream card which gives a soft, muted look to everything which I rather like as it's a little retro.
I traced the scallop shape on to the back of the paper and cut it out. I then attached the scallop to a circle card blank I made with the fold at the top (this makes it much easier for the card to stand up!)
I then cut out the pretty cottage and the flowery fences and coloured around the edges with a Cool Grey 2 Promarker to help the images stand out more on the card. I also added some Pastel Blue to the areas between the flowers.
I finished off with a computer generated sentiment cut out with nesties and a gorgeous butterfly from the same collection on the CD.
You have until 12 noon on Sunday 30 January to enter and good luck!


Debbie said...

Beautiful card Fliss.The shape is lovely for a change.Need to treat myself to that cd rom. Hope you're okay.Take care.Debs x

Fiona said...

Sweet card Fliss. Great improvisation too, I don't have a Grand Calibur either!
Hope you are well

brenda said...

Hi Fliss

Lovely, the stamping works well on the softer cardstock and complimets that paper beautifully.

B x