Saturday, June 20, 2009

Polkadoodle Challenge & Brother's Birthday

My brother is a keen gardener and loves fresh flowers. He is a teacher and lives alone in a flat attached to his school but whenever you visit his flat there are always fresh flowers, so I decided to do a floral card for him.
I have been playing with the macro setting on my camera and we have some amazing poppies at the moment, despite the rain so I based my card around one of these poppy pictures. Then I saw this weeks polkadoodle challenge and decided the two projects could be one.
I have used an acetate outer sleeve and placed three flowers on here cut from matching card that have been run through the cuttlebug in the devine swirl embossing folder and then inked. The oval component is the photograph printed on photo paper, then I cut a cardboard section and attached the oval compenent half on the card half above. I had already printed the sentiment on the card prior to printing. I also distortes the image in photoshop and made a background pattern and printed this on vellum and punched the flower out which was attached to the card. The finsihed result is as can be seen in the photograph.
Thank you for popping by and looking at what I have been doing.


  1. Wow Liz, this is fabulous and so creative. What a great combination of photography and crafting techniques. Thanks for joining us on Polka Doodles this week

  2. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles with this lovely card!! So beautiful and creative!!

    Sweet greetings,
    Saskia :)

  3. Love this Liz, really clever how you have incorporated your photography as well. Love the colours.
    Max x

  4. very cool idea, lovely photo too! x

  5. WOW what a clever idea. Your poppy looks magnificent. Love how you have themed everything for your brother. He'll love your card. Many thanks for joining in witht he Polka Doodles challenge this week . . . and "Good Luck".


  6. This is so unusual! Hope your brother likes it! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

  7. WOW...what a great shot. The card is beautiful!