Friday, 11 April 2014

Animal magic with Polka Doodles

Edited to add: this post was meant to show on Friday. Would like to blame blogger but probably human error! Many thanks to everyone who alerted me.

It's week 2 over at Polka Doodles challenges this week and the theme is "Animal magic". The  DT are sharing lots of additional inspiration and unfortunately I couldn't join in last week so I have lept in this week instead!

I have used the "Hippo Baffday" card template from Paper Boutique 3 for my project and although you can use the image to create a shaped card, I have created a stamdard A5 card instead. The main reason was because I wanted to use my Dutch Doobadoo brick template to create some bathroom tiles (as you do). I also used some wood effect paper from the Work and Play 1 CD as my bathroom floor.

The hippo images comes with oodles of layers and extras so you can layer/decoupage to your hearts desire. I have made the bubble the feature on my card and have added extra texture to the bubbles by embossing them in 2 different polka dot folders. They have been finished with some silver highlights from a GraphIt shaker pen and Doodle Dewdrops.

I created the sentiment using rub on letters on to punched circles with a little inking around the edges. I have also embossed these too. A fun card to make and a little different from my normal style but have to say, thoroughtly enjoyed making somethig different.

Week 1 of the Easter holidays is now over and hope the 2nd week doesn't fly by so quickly as have loads to catch up ... my "to do" list grows longer at the end of each day.

x x x

Products I have used from Polka Doodles:
 Paper Boutique III - Projects Galore CD-rom    Doodle Dewdrops - Clear

 Mask/Stencil Art A5 - Bricks   Glitter Shake - Graph'It Markers

I am entering my card in to the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks - polka dots
Creative Fingers - anything goes
That's Crafty Challenges - you spin me right round .....
Emergency Crafters - polka dots
Creative Moments - anything goes: girly


Patricia Chalas said...

This is adorable!!! and it looks so pretty...

Wildfire said...

I like it. Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments! :)

Petya DT

Leanne said...

So awesome, love that hippo...great card, nicely laid out...Thanks for playing our Polka Dot challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, awesome job!

Leanne DT@4CC

Asha said...

That teeny weeny pink polkadot shower cap just cracks me up. LOVE this card, Lou!
hugs, Asha

Kristie Goulet said...

So cute! I have been browsing your beautiful blog and have become a new follower. :)

Shirley said...

Totally too too cute for words! Love the bubbles and the whole 'hippo' treatment! Great wall too!

alex said...

Wow love everything about you fab fun card, thank you for playing at Creative Moments, hope to see you again soon
{Creative Moments Owner}
Alex x

K8 said...

So very cute, lovely color and a funny image!! Thank you for play with us at Creative Moments this time, hope to see you again!! Hugs Kate DT