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This is a blog I use to share my papercraft projects. I make them for friends and family, as well as selling them to fund my craft stash. You can get in touch with me at loumac03@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to place a commissioned order.

Monday, 1 August 2011

Pollycraft Challenge #104 - *//Sketch\\*

Ohhh, it's time for another challenge at Pollycraft today. Can I hear a YIPPEEE?!

Wanna know why I'm so excited?! Because it's A SKETCH CHALLENGE

Here it is.. designed by our very own Paula.

Now.. the lucky winner will recieve TEN DIGIS FROM POLLYCRAFT!! I think thank deserves another YIPPEE!! ;) What more motivation do you need to join in?!

Here is a little inspiration for ya from me. I never make square cards.. well okay, maybe a few on the odd occasion. But my main size is 5.5"x4.25" which is classed as C6, I think. So sometimes when looking for sketches around blogland I've gotta adjust them from a square layout to a layout more suited to a rectangle shaped card. Get it?

I have stamped the card base using a cute little cloud stamp from an October Afternoon set in Crumb Cake ink from SU! and distressed the edges using Frayed Burlap DI. I have cut two of the largest labels four nesties from Cosmo Crickey Upcycle collection and adhered them straight to the cardbase - the polka dot pattern showing more so than the green stripe. I edged both die cuts with Frayed Burlap DI and brown doodles.

This is the sweet little Swings and Slides - Nice Weather For Ducks. I have coloured her hair and face using Copics and the rest of the image using ProMarkers. I gotta work on making my whites white.. LOL.. It doesn't even look like I coloured her rain coat, but I did. Honest.

I have cut the image out using a circles nestie - inkeeping with the sketch. Of course you don't have to make it a perfect circle. I have cut three banners from patterned paper from Cosmo Cricket Upcycle collection using some more nesties and stamped a sentiment from PTI in Frayed Burlap DI. Some green twill stripe ribbon from The Ribbon Girl finished the sketch off nicely.

Lastly I added some WOC flowers, naturally. I've been trying different types of glue with these lately. I know a lot of people use a hot glue gun on these, but I had baaad experiences at school with those things so I tend to stick to wet adhesive. So far I've tried Tombow Mono Multi and Anitas PVA - both have their advantages. Anitas seems to hold stronger but takes much longer to dry than the Tombo. I'll soon find out which I like best if my cards start falling to pieces! LOL. What do you use to attatch 3D embellishments?

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
× Creative Card Crew - Animal Antics
× Passion for ProMarkers - #110 Animal Crackers
× Sew Many - Anything Goes

Don't forget to head on over to the Pollycraft Monday Challenge Blog and see the teamies interpretation of this awesome sketch!! They never EVER fail to impress me each and every week. Working with them has been a BLAST and I cannot wait for more to come!

Cardstock: Bazzill - Kraft
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket - Upcycle
Stamps/Digi: Pollycraft Digi - Swings and Slides - Nice Weather For Ducks; Papertrey Ink - Mat Stack 3; October Afternoon - Kite Tales
Ink: Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap; SU! Crumb Cake
Dies: Nesties - Standard Circles LG, Labels Four; Nested Pennants
Embellishments: WOC - 15mm deep pink rose, 10mm aqua rose; 2 tone blue sweetheart blossom, white sweetheart blossom; The Ribbon Girl - May Arts Celery twill striped ribbon
Colour: Copics: Skin E00, 11, 13, R30 Hair E15, 18, 59 ProMarkers: Umbrella Pale Pink, Baby Pink, Cocktail Pink, Tulip Yellow, Buttercup T-Shirt and Coat Cool Grey 1, 2, Blender, Bright Green, Baby Pink Duck Tulip Yellow, Buttercup
Misc: brown fineliner


  1. Hi Lou A stunning card I love the design and the image is so cute. Congrats on your win over at Lotv a £10 voucher lucky you lol hugs maxine x

  2. Totally gorgeous - it looks great on a non-square card lol! Sheena xx

  3. Stunning, Lou, just stunning! Love the clouds in the background and your colour combo too!

  4. WOW WOW WOW Lou this is just STUNNING, I love how you stamp up the bases of your cards, its a fab touch and looks so good! stunning colourwork as always. Joey xx

  5. Love it Lou, the background is a genius idea and the DP's and banners are fab! Gorgeous colouring too :o)
    I use Bostik All Purpose Extra Strong Clear Adhesive glue to stick my flowers / buttons, it doesn't take too long to dry and dries like super glue! Hope that helps?...

  6. This is such a gorgeous card. I love the colours and the image also. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

  7. This is gorgeous Lou! Your coloring is beautiful and I love the bright colors. Love the embossing and ribbons too.

  8. Stunning card Lou. Thanks for joining us at PfP this week for my animal crackers challenge, good luck.
    Hugs Tracy x

  9. wow, i love this card lou.the bright colours are gorgeous and stunning image and design ;D

    xx coops xx

  10. Beautiful work sweetie ♥ Pops ♥

  11. Love the colours of this. I tend to use Glossy Accents for sticking any embellishments as I tried various others but always ended up with feeble bonds - with Glossy Accents it will stick most (if not all) things.
    Paula (PEP)

  12. Rats. I had managed to forget about that cloud stamp! You know how much I love this card, right? xxx

  13. Beautifully colored. Just gorgeous.

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


  14. Gorgeous Lou! I love those clouds on the kraft! Great idea!


  15. Awesome card hun! I love the dotted shadow around the image!
    Hugs, Marit.
    ..:: xXx ::..

  16. Gorgeous card!! I always use Pinflair Glue Gel - it's THE best and I can't recommend it enough! Hugs, Marie xx


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