Friday, 15 April 2011

Polka Doodles Challenge - Tie The Knot

Morning folks on a rather grey and somewhat cold day. Where did the Spring go? It's Friday yet again so it's time for another challenge over at Polka Doodles. The theme this week has been chosen by teamie Emma and she would like to see a card or project to celebrate a marriage.
For my card, I decided on a neutral colour scheme combined with a slightly unusual shaped easel which I think is really classy.

I chose to base the card on the gorgeous rose collection from the Love and Cherish CD as it comes in several lovely colours and I love the classic cream and beige combination. I added some of the lovely shabby vintage paper from the All Around and Everywhere CD which co-ordinates perfectly with the rose paper I chose.
I started off with a traditional square shape easel and rounded off all the corners. I covered this with papers also rounded on the corners. I then added a circle instead of the usual square and as I don't yet own the large scalloped circle die that is on my wish list, I trimmed my circle with scallop scissors (a fair amount of cursing resulted but I managed to make the scallops meet in the end!)
I added a sentiment from the new A Double Sprinkle Of Kraft CD and finished off with some punched flowers made from paper leftovers and edged with a bronze glitter gel pen (an Ultimate Glitter pen by American Crafts and really blingy) and some glittered flourishes (Sissix die) Some pearls add to the look.

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
Creative Craft World - Love and Marriage
Scrapbook Sisters - Wedding or Anniversary
Pixie Dust Studio - Say It Out Loud (include a sentiment)

You have until 12 noon on Easter Sunday to enter and good luck.
Thanks for looking,
Fliss xx


Vintage Milly said...

Wow, this is beautiful, so elegant and I love your embellies,

craftattack said...

Very unusual and elegant card, love it! Hugs, Valerie PS Enjoy having your *kiddies* home for the hols!

Irene said...

Gorgeous card Fliss, love the unusual shape easel, perfect colour for a wedding card.
Hugs Irene x

Mini said...

Totally lovely! Thanks for joining in with is at Creative Craft World.
Sue x

susibee said...

Love this style of card.

Thanks for taking part in the Creative Craft World challenge.

Chocolate Orange said...

A gorgeous easle card.
Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft World for our wedding/ anniversary challenge.
Choccy x