Sunday 3 July 2016

Fab new Polkadoodles collection

Hello peeps, hope you are well.
I would like to wish a very warm welcome to my new email follower, I'm thrilled to have you here.

There has been a launch party going on over the weekend at the Polkadoodles Facebook page for a fabulous new collection called 'Starfish and Sandcastles'.

We lucky girlies on the DT have had the VIP XXL collection to play with (also available as a CD).

The collection is choc full of gorgeous seaside images, papers and sentiments - you're spoilt for choice. As soon as I spotted the "You're fab!" sentiment though my first card was decided. I loved these lollies as a child and you know I like my puns.

I coloured Winnie in with a mix of Promarkers and Graph'Its and layered her up on one of the 'Not So Plain Janes' papers. I printed the top of the lolly digi onto white card and also two patterned papers, then paper pieced it before adding some brown beads for sprinkles (attached with Anita's Tacky glue)

There are a few fabulous weathered board papers in the collection but none in the colour combo I wanted, so I dragged the red, white & blue version into Craft Artist. First I chopped off the blue boards on one copy, then left just the blue boards on another which I then 'coloured' brown before merging them back together. I adjusted the transparency to fade it a little so it didn't overpower the foreground images.

And here's my finished card, complete with a real (washed!) lolly stick.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Crafty Boots - Summer Time
Melonheadz Friends Challenge Off to the Beach
Star Stampz Challenge Here comes summer
Open-Minded Challenges #6 Seasons/Holidays
A Snowflakes Promise #25 Summer
Creative Moments #95 Anything Goes w/optional twist Summer 

613 Avenue Create  #183 Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: American Beauty - Add a Rose
Inkspirational #112 Anything goes with Red 
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes or "life's a beach"
 Color Throwdown Color Challenge ctd399

Just Us Girls #350 Word - Summer

Thank you so much for stopping by,
Katrina x


Dee's Craft Room said...

Fab card Katrina, the girl with the selfie stick is beautifully coloured but the lolly with its 'sprinkles' has to be the star, it is brilliant. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Sarah said...

FAB!! I used to love those lollies when I was little, I picked up a box in the supermarket last year and they didn't taste the same at all!! Such a great card xx

Vickie Z said...

Adorable!! Love the papers and that big ole' Popsicle! So glad you joined us at CTD!

Wanda Cullen said...

Now that's a current image with the selfie stick - lol! What a fun summertime card! Thanks for playing along with us at Color Throwdown!

Mrs Beez said...

Great card, love the lolly - it's FAB! Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

Carla's Cards said...

Love this card, thanks for sharing with A Snowflakes Promise!

Maria said...

Great card. Love that background and popsicle! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous xx

Chris Dring said...

Wow! Such a fantastic card! Love the faded background, that cute image and how you colored her! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

Chana Malkah said...

Nice work! Thanks so much for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!

sandie said...

Suoerb colouring and such a fun sunshine card. Thanks for joining Ink

Shauna said...

What a fantastic card for the summer! Beautiful coloring job. Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
- Shauna