Friday 25 January 2013

Week 4 - Monochrome / Monochromatic

It's Friday so that can only mean a new Polkadoodle challenge!

Before we do though, it is our absolute pleasure to welcome some lovely new talents to the Design Team this week! We are very excited and thrilled to introduce you to 
Lizzie, Margaret, Pinky and Kim 
- these ladies are uber talented and are going to be bringing you some fantastic creations, starting off this week!...

This week the challenge theme is:

Monochrome (black and white) 
or Monochromatic (shades of one colour)

Before we get to the Design Team inspiration, we need to announce the winners from our Week 2 Blog Hop. We had some wonderful entries

First place - Cindy - you win 3 Downloads and please use the code PD1W0402 to claim your prize.
Second place - Carla - you win 2 Downloads and please use the code PD2W0402
Third place - Craftybit - you win a Downloads and please use the code PD3W0402

Congratulations to you all.  Please email Nikky and don't forget to quote your winners code - we cannot release prizes without it! 

We have a few little rules which makes our life a lot easier when we come visiting your blog:

1.  Please follow the challenge theme!
2.  Only enter your creation into a maximum of 10 challenges including Polkadoodles
3.  Please link your blog post and not your blog address with the linky tool - 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 word verification on your blog it really does slow us down when leaving comments - please consider turning off word verification especially as the comment moderation has a spam section.

The deadline for the challenge is Sunday 3 February at 12noon GMT.  Good luck!  The winner of this challenge will win a Colour Therapy DVD and two runner ups will win a download each!

Ruth:  I've taken a trip back in time and used Sugar Birdies for my inspiration!  I printed the butterflies out then cut them out (adding stickles to the outer edge) and layered it onto another circle card base.  To make the scalloped edges I punched out lots of black hearts and layered them so you can just see the top bits!  A few pearls here and there and some ribbon from my stash.

Anne I opted used 'In The Garden' from Studio 12 Picknix Collection 1 for my card this week.
 Layered it all up in my graphics programe, fiddled with it, fiddled some more then printed it out and stuck it onto a card front.  I then added a little bit of stickles to some of the petals and the job was done.

Margaret-   I have used Flowers and sentiments from the  Sugar Birdies CD and the image is from Back to nature   "shake a tail feather " section, as is the backing paper which I have grey scaled before printing. I have used the Mariannedesigns open flowers LR 0133 and card candie "Ritz" and then sprayed the lot with a bit of bling.

Lucy ~ I printed this Polkadoodle paper off AGES ago and have been dying to use it. So for this theme I thought it was perfect. I have kept in quite simple. The stamped sentiment is from the Sensational Sentiment stamp set.

Anjie It's not often I do black and white for a monochrome challenge but thought I would this time.
The image and papers are from my fave Polka Doodles CD the Candy Doodles Collectors Edition. I've coloured the image using Copics and ProMarkers. I've made flowers using the Marianne D Creatables LR0162 die, using a circle punch and have also made my own ribbon flowers. I've also used a border punch, a bit of lace and a bow from my stash.

Shell- for my card this week I wanted to go vintage, so I used tones of brown for the Monochrome theme. The stamps is from PPC 4, I used only 7 copics from the E family to colour the image, the papers are from the Sugarplum Daisy CD, I then added a few pearls and flowers to finish off the card.

Clare - I have made a tea light holder card for my project this week. The gorgeous papers, images and sentiment is from the brand new Cherryblossom Lane CD. I have added Silver Stickles Glitter Glue on the butterfly wings and the centres of the flowers. 

JAN:  I have made a card for my monochrome themed project this week.  The paper, sentiment and gorgeous flowers are all from the 'All Around and Everywhere' CD. I have used some of the flowers on their own and layered the big one up, adding some ink and a bit of glitter around the edges for extra effect.

Eva - I have used this cute image from the new Cherry Blossom Lane CD. The flowers are also from there. I coloured these in Pro Markers and added some glitz with a Sakura pen. I used plain black and white cardstock and added a couple of black stick on pearls. The sentiment was stamped with my mini alphabet stamp set from Hampton Arts.

Lou - I have used images and papers from the "Not for Girls" CD and tried (!) to create a male themed card. I have even added some mica flakes to highlight the skulls, motorbike lights and the main topper. Card has been finished with some man string, skull and grommits ... lol

Lizzie For my card  I have used the CD Not for girlsa Marianne die for the leaves called Open Flowers. I made the flowers, used some ribbon and glitter glue from my stash! Hope you like it!!!

Kitty - I decided to go with an all pink theme! All the elements on this card are from the Cherry Blossom Lane CD. I simply added some twine, a button and pearls..oh and some glitter!

Good luck with the challenge - deadline is Sunday 3 February at 12noon GMT!  And please remember our rules!


  1. I have discovered your blog through Liz' post..I love monochrome cards, and your Dt has showed some pretty examples. I have posted a black and white monochrome yesterday on my day to early..sniff, sniff
    Guess I will see if I van make a new one too..anyway if you are curious..

    HUgs Blankina

  2. Thank you girls, lovely DT work. Debbiex

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  4. Great challenge, not sure if my link has worked though,. xxx

  5. I have only recently found this blog. Love the DT creations.

  6. Love the DT work, thanks for a great challenge.

    Jo x

  7. Fabulous work by the DT x so inspirationalx

  8. Ladies, these are such awesome cards - wow!

  9. WOW!! wonderful DT creations, thank you for a FAB challenge

  10. Superb inspiration from all the design team thanks!!!

  11. Tricky challenge this week- I love colour

  12. Thank you for another fab challenge and all the wonderful creations to inspire us all.
    Michaela xx

  13. Beautiful cards as always.Great challenge.Hugs Debbie x


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