Friday 8 April 2011

Polkadoodles Sketch Challenge

This week's Polkadoodles challenge is a sketch, now to be honest I am not a great lover of sketches, I find them very constraining, I like to go with the flow, but I have to say I took one look at the sketch and the design was there in my head, so way to go Dee, great sketch.

I flipped the sketch 90 degrees clockwise then used the New Polkadoodles CD, Double Sprinkles of Kraft, Nikky has collaborated with Sharon Armstrong on this one and they have come up with a fab CD full of gorgeous images and papers. It's very popular with the other DT members too, check out the Polkadoodles blog, for some great examples of what is available on the disc.
I flipped the sketch 90 degrees clockwise, all papers and images came from the Double Sprinkles CD. The little scene is made up of various stampies, I coloured in the black and white wellies stampie, and layered it up to give a 3D effect. I used the Kraft alphabet to spell out the word retirement. Although my card looks just like the sketch when closed, I have cut the front narrower than the back, so the right hand edge of the bottom (stripey) mat is actually part of the insert.

Closed showing full sketch

open showing front is cut narrower than back

Part of sketch design is used for the insert

Close up of image

Don't forget to check out the Polkadoodle challenge blog to see what else the Design team have come up with for this weeks challenge.

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly - anything goes & something new (CD)
Card Cupids - Dots and/or Stripes
I Did It Creations - anything goes
Craft Your Days Away - spots and stripes


angelwhispers said...

I'm with you on sketches mine is never right when I finish so can never enter!! lol

Love this though and its spot on loving the papers and the image is fab! Chanelle xxx

Saskia said...


Lovely to see your work at Card Cupids! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Greetings, Saskia
(guest designer)

Karen said...

Great Retirement card. Nice combination of papers and colours. The Wellies look 'real'! (you know what I mean)

Sarah said...

This is gorgeous, I love the muted shades and layout. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away, good luck with the challenge xxx

Jacqueline said...

so elegant. Thanks for playing along at Card Cupids ... there is a new challenge that was just posted.
Hugs. Jacqueline

Vintage Milly said...

This is such a sweet card,
have a great day,