Friday, 12 February 2016

Driving Test for Polkadoodles

Hello lovely peeps.

I'm very excited to be back at Polkadoodles today with my second card as a Guest Designer. The challenge theme for the next fortnight is 'Lucky Green' so I have made a 'good luck with your driving test' card.

I have used images and papers from the new 'Sticks and Bones' CD. It's fabulous - full of lovely 'prehistoric' images and funny sentiments.

The main image of the girl on the tortoise is called 'Riding High'. I used the pre-coloured version and cut it out with my Craft Robo.  The background is one of the scenes on the CD and I have added an arrow and bones from the embellishments section to make the 'road'. 

There are lots of fab background papers on the CD but I wanted something to echo the pattern on the  tortoise's shell, with colours to match. I opened the green gingham paper in CraftArtist 2 and clicked on 'Photo Lab' then I had a play with the 'Roman Bath' effect (under 'Fun stuff'). It extracts the colours in the image to make a lovely mosaic print.

For the sentiment I printed off the scrabble letters from Work & Play 9 - Love & Kisses. I printed them in A5 size as I had a lot of letters to fit in :)  They are attached with silicone glue for a bit of dimension.
I've added green gingham ribbon with a leaf from the embellishments section, and flowers cut from purple glitter card using a Papermania punch.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
Hiding In My Craft Room #237 - No Pinks or Reds!
Craft your passion - #298 Anything Goes 
The Ribbon Girl - Card - Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #102 Anything goes
Crafting by designs (monthly) - Anything Goes in February
Sisters of Craft - Anything goes
Southern Girls - Anything Goes
SSS Work it Wednesday - use something NEW (Sticks & Bones CD)

Please pop on over to Polkadoodles if you can to see more inspiration from the fabulous team.
Thank you for stopping by today,
Katrina x


  1. This is wonderful Kat a fabulous combination of digi meets paper!! Love the mosaic effect and the sentiment tiles are perfect. Fabulous job xx

  2. Wonderful card and great idea! TFS

  3. Gorgeous card Katrina & I love the touch of purple with the green :o)
    Have a great weekend!

  4. Gorgeous and fun card Katrina. the image is adorable
    Kevin xx

  5. Katrina, this is brilliant!!!! I'm in awe!

  6. Such a sweet fun card.Love the Scrabble tiles and pretty embellishments.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  7. Fabulous! Thanks for joining at Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes

  8. Beautiful you've interpritted this theme perfectly a gorgeous stamp and very creative design fab love and hugs Carole x

  9. Great idea for a driving test event. I love how you used the letters!!!

  10. This is so cute and such a fun way to wish someone good luck for a driving test.
    Mia - Polkadoodles DT

  11. what a great card and just so cute love it. Aunty Sue - Polkadoodles DT

  12. What a fun card! Good use of the image, Jackie- Polkadoodles DT x

  13. What a great idea for something a little different. I love this x

  14. Fantastic. Thank you for joining in with the Sisters of Craft challenge, good luck in the voting and we hope to see you again. Crafty Blessings. Tracy SOC DT x Don't forget about our Sisters of Craft Facebook Group too where you share your makes, find inspiration and take part in mini challenges.


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Katrina xx