Friday 6 May 2011

Week 18 Challenge - Easel Card

Welcome to another Polkadoodle challenge! This week our host is D'Anne who has set the challenge of making an easel card!

Look out for a special challenge coming up in a few weeks - you'll need to be prepared for this one so please look out for an announcement over the next week! You won't want to miss out on this!

The top three from Challenge 16 - three different patterned papers are:

First Place: Boo and Dolly
Second Place: Deanne
Third Place: Susie

Congratulations! Please email Nikky for your blinkies! The first placed winner receives a download! Please put add in the subject field of your email your placing and the challenge number - this will make Nikky's life a lot easier!

The Polkadoodlers have a few little rules which makes our life a lot easier when we come visiting your blogs:
1. Please follow the challenge!
2. Only enter your creation into a maximum of 10 challenges including Polka Doodles.
3. Please link your blog post and not your blog address with the blue frog - this saves us from searching your blog for your entry.
4. And please no back-linking to previous posts - these will be disregarded from our top three voting.
5. If you have comment moderation and word verification on your blog it really does slow us down when leaving comments - please consider turning word verification off especially now that comment moderation has a spam section.

Onto the Design Team's creations! Don't forget that the challenge ends at 12noon GMT on Sunday 17 May. Good luck!

Ruth: I've made my easel card with various elements from A Double Sprinkle of Kraft. The butterflies were printed as A5 and then I layered them up. The flowers I cut with my Nesties and then dampened the shapes, left them to dry whilst scrunched and then scrunched them up again once dry.

Emma Hello there, for my easel, I chose to make a twisted version which seems to be popular at the moment. All the papers and images used to make this card came from the Sundae of Seasons CD rom, I just added a few pearls and some glitter glue.

D'Anne - This hoot medallion style easel card was created using the digital paper and owl element from the 'Mr Twitty' collection from the Paper Boutique Vol 1 cd. I layered the owl piece several times to add dimension. Next, came some scibbles swirles and buttons.
Audrey For my easel card I used Double Sprinkle Of Kraft for the paper, stamp, and sentiment. I used 3D dots for some dimension, used Glossy Accents on the flowers, butterfly and buttons and did some inking on the edges. I also did some stitching on the edges. The buttons are made from my M.S. button punch.
Enfys: My little grandson Milo turns two this month, so I made him an easel card, using papers and images from the Sundae of Seasons CD, and a stripey paper from A Double Sprinkle of Kraft
I 'iced' the cake with Pebeo fabric paint!

Fliss - My easel card uses elements all from the latest A Double Sprinkle Of Kraft CD as I so love the gorgeous papers on there. I had to use a little ingenuity to make the frame for the cute Winnie image as I only had a few bits left from before my printer problems. If you pop over to my blog, a full explanation of how I made it is there.

Saskia - Working in the garden, between flowers and butterflies... isn't that great!? I used the papers and a pre-coloured image from the A Double Spinkle of Kraft cd-rom to make my easel card.

Claire I too decided to have a bash at the new twisted easel cards I have been seeing in blogland, made real by a demonstration I recently went to by Beckie Dreyer. I have mostly used elements from the Double sprinkle of Kraft cd, but also one of the papers is from the Wonderland cd. I have utilised teddy on a foldaway flap to create a stop for my easel card.

Teddy is coloured with promarkers , highlights created with Sakura and the lovely flower centres are created with doodle dewdrops.

Colette Everything used on my easel card came from the Paper Boutique Vol III CD, the rocket is attached to a double layer strip of acetate, I used a cocktail stick coloured black with a promarker and a pearl stuck on the end to make the rockets nose. The planet was cut in half and then I stuck the two halves together using foam pads, but before joining them I attached the other end of the acetate strip to the back section of the planet with a brad. so the rocket 'flies' over the planet.

Miria This week I made a classical easel card; the image and the sentiment are from cd Sundae of Seasons and the striped and dotty papers are from Double Sprinkles of Kraft.

Dee: I decided to make my easel from acetate so the trees look like they are standing up by themselves. The big bee is on a spring so it stands off the card surface and wobbles when you flick it. All the elements and papers are from Sundae of Seasons CD. Sorry about the bad photo!

Good luck! The challenge closes on Sunday 15 May at 12noon GMT and please remember our rules!



  1. Fabulous DT cards again this week Girls x

  2. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [07 May 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  3. I love easel cards they are my fav card to make thanks for the chance to join in

  4. Thanks for the fun challenge! I found a tutorial for easel cards but had never made one before. Great inspiration, DT!

  5. Gorgeous easel cards - I have to tackle this type of card.

    Thanks so much for picking my baby frame for Top 3!

    Deanne :)

  6. Fantastic Easel cards from you all.You inspired me to have a go.Thanks for sharing.Love Debbie x

  7. Beautiful inspiration from the DT as usual. Thanks for the chance to win.


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