Friday, 25 July 2014

Clash of the colours

Hello again :) It's time for another card for the Polka Doodles challenge blog, and this time the theme is Clash of the Colours. Obviously it's not something I'm used to, so I found it a tricky one. In the end I plumped for this beautiful watercolour-effect paper from the Dolly Daydream Goes East CD, which I trimmed around and attached to an acetate card front (yes, my fascination with acetate continues!). I added faux stitches to the inside of the card blank with a black fine-line pen, so that it would show through the acetate.
The dragonfly was printed onto turquoise and red patterned papers from the CD, which I then cut out. I glued just the dragonfly's body and the tips of the wings onto the card front, giving it as much dimension as possible to allow it to stand out from the patterned paper. The final touch was some tiny diamante antennas. 
I cut banners of various lengths from the remainder of the red and turquoise patterned papers and stuck them to the top right-hand corner of the acetate card front. I then added a ribbon banner and a strip of white mesh ribbon, a paper flower and a red button. The sentiment is also from the CD, which I decorated with diamantes. I hope you like it! :)


  1. Stunning, you are soooooo clever x
    Sandie x

  2. Great clash of colours. Love it x Katie x

  3. Love it , the flower are so amazing :) hugs xxx

  4. Beautiful. Love all the colours you have used x. Sue xxx

  5. Wonderful card, love the dragonfly! TFS

  6. your card is so pretty Melanie and I love the little flags!
    have a great weekend!
    hugs xx Cara xx

  7. I like your idea and it just shows you don't need the main images to make a fab card. Love it!
    Jenny x

  8. Wow fab idea to use the acetate front, love those colours too. So pretty and summery
    Claire xx

  9. Stunning, great layout and use of the acetate :) xx


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