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Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Polkadoodles Challenge Week 33

As I am a confirmed Polkadoodles addict, I thought I would have a go at one of their weekly cardmaking challenges. This week's challenge has been set by team member Ruth and it's quite a tricky one! The theme of the challenge is 'Single Layer Cards', either printing or stamping directly on the card, and only using minimal embellishments to finish it off.

For someone like me who struggles with the 'less is more' concept, this was a challenge indeed. I really did have to restrain myself!

I used the 'Mummy' black and white digi stampi from the fabulous 'Sundae of Seasons' CD-Rom (available from Polkadoodles of course!). I coloured the Mummy using the new Flex Markers from Letraset, then hand stitched around the image with a thick cotton floss to give the impression of a red layer under the image. To add another 'fake' layer, I coloured in a rectangle around the Mummy and red stitching, again using Flex Markers. To enhance the effect, I added faux running stitches using a white Sakura pen around the rectangle, which makes it pop out from the card a little bit more. I edited one of Nikky's sentiments from the same CD and printed it directly on to the card. As I couldn't help myself, I finished the project off with a short piece of Cosmo Cricket ribbon woven through the card, tied in a knot.

It is my birthday in October, so I think nearer the time, I will leave this card laying about in the hope that one of my three little ones writes it out and gives it to me, along with birthday breakfast in bed and a whole load of crafty goodies for a present (I'm compiling a Polkadoodles wish list kids, just in case you were wondering what Mummy wants for her birthday - the last one in my 30's, so don't forget 39 'kisses' in the card lovely children!!).


louise said...

Your card is fab and so much fun,love it,thank you for joining us at Polka Doodles this week
Hugs Louise xx

lis-m said...

Awww wow!
This is really cute..
Thanks for sharing with us @ Polkadoodles this week. Good luck !
Hugs xx

Fliss said...

Great card Charmayne which really made me smile.
Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Polka Doodles single layer challenge and good luck.
Fliss x

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

Sweet card. Thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge

Claire Phillips said...

Thanks for playing along in our single layer card challenge at Polka Doodles! Great card - love the dimension from ribbon and stitching! Cheers Claire x

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