Friday, May 14, 2010

Happy Birthday Polkadoodles!

Can you believe that it's been a year since the first Polkadoodles Challenge? I remember playing along for a few months before I was asked to join the lovely ladies on the design team. Some are gone (moved onto other ventures)and some are newer than me. What I can tell you is that Nikky (besides being a wonderfully creative and talented lady) is the best slave-driver around and I get to do this with the best bunch of ladies EVER!

Anyway on to this week's challenge. It's fitting that it's presented by Enfys as she was an original team member. She gave us two words this week...dimension and texture. I thought a lot about this one and decided on using an old material - Magic Mesh - and a new technique (for me) - alcohol inks on acetate. I'll give you a close up view and then a full view - easel cards are so hard for me to photograph.

I made sympathy card using the idea of a butterfly and the caterpillar sentiment (blatantly scraplifted from my BFF). I stamped the butterfly from Nikky's Fairy Flutterfly set "Meeshelle" on acetate and colored the backs with alcohol inks. Really, this is first time I've used this technique (I won't tell you how long I've had the inks!) and I love the effect. I scored on either side of their bodies and folded their wings up for my dimension. I put each one on a circle (cut with a Nestie) of Magic Mesh. The backing paper is from the new CD All Around and Everywhere and the big sentiment is from the same fairy stamp set. I computer-generated the caterpillar saying and added the smaller stamped butterfly. I hope you like it and want to play along with out birthday challenge. There is a download of free papers for you to use this week and we can't wait to see what you create.


  1. O-M-G!!!
    Kris, this is AMAZING, girl!!! I am totally IN LOVE with it! Yes, I am in love with a CARD! The colors on those stamped b'flies are gorgeous and that mesh... oh, I have got to get me some of that! What a fantastic job you did on the challenge!!!! LOVE IT!

  2. Aawww right back at yah Kris. This butterflys are beautiful.x

  3. Gorgeous.... such a beautiful card for such a hard to do subject. I always struggle with Sympathy cards.. this one is just perfect.

  4. Oh oh oh oh oh this is just stunning!!...amazing... took my breat away!!...beautiful job... and the card below this just so made my heart sing.

  5. Love, this so elegant! I love the texture. I've been out here looking at all your cards, but haven't had much time to leave messages, which is a bad habit to get in to! All of your cards are so colorful - I need to take lessons in color from you!!

  6. It's a beautiful card, the butterflies are awesome. I had great time today, you always inspire us. Deb

  7. texture! The colors are stunning and the butterflies are GORGEOUS!


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