Friday 14 January 2011

PolkaDoodle Sketch and Colour challenge.

This week on the PolkaDoodles challenge blog, Nikky has given us a sketch and the colours red, white and blue for our challenge. I rotated the sketch 180 degrees for my card.

I used the robot from Nikky's brand new Paper Boutique 3 CD Rom, printed him out twice and layered him onto a red oval, cut with nesties. I used the Cuttlebug Clockworks embossing folding (perfect for robots) and inked over the embossed design with Tim Holts Distress Ink-Stormy Sky.

The oval was then glued to a strip of blue card, which was decorated with washers and nuts, and attached to the background with a brad so that it swivels up to reveal a hidden message.

Another nut glued near the bottom of the left hand side of the oval stops the oval from flopping down.

My thoughts are that you could easily adapt this design by changing colours and papers then adding a picture of the recipient under the oval instead and putting the wording "Look who's (age)" on the swivelling strip. The stopper at the bottom could be any embellishment with a little depth to it, flower, bead etc. What do you think?


Saskia said...

Great card!

Sasklia :)

Karen said...

What do I think - Brilliant!

Fliss said...

Fabulous card Colette. The embossing is just perfect and I love the moveable strip - a really clever touch.