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Friday 5 July 2013

Make your own Background at PolkaDoodles

Good morning my lovelies and TFI Friday! Work has been a total nightmare this week so if anyone has any job vacancies - ribbon stroker, marker monitor that kind of thing just give me a shout lol. Anyway before I start moaning about work, here's my DT project for our brand new challenge at Polkadoodles where our theme is 'Make your own  background'. As always there is a fabby Polkadoodles prize for the winner so check out the challenge blog for more deets. My teamies have come up with some stunning projects and of course there are some fab tutorials so its well worth a visit.

I've altered a cheap and cheerful mirror for my project. The background was a really easy one using lots of acrylic paint. I gave the mirror a couple of coats of brown paint and once that was dry I made some ring using white paint and a lid. I spattered the red and blue paint on with a toothbrush and left it to dry. 

The images are from the Pretty Tuff cd from PolkaDoodles, coloured with Graph'it markers (both available here).The bps are also from the same cd, I had some scraps left so I tore them into strips and attached them with Maimeri Gloss medium. I also used Gloss Medium to attach the images and then coated the whole thing - it looks much better in real life but its a nightmare to get a decent photo lol.

Here's another couple of pics of the images:

To finish off I added some scrabble tiles.

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments: 2 word sentiment
Craft your passion: Red white and blue
Crafty Sentiments: red white and blue
Creative Card Crew: No designer paper
Shopping our stash: Red white and blue
Stamping Chef:: red white and blue

thanks for popping by
Claire xx


  1. Brilliant! What else can I say. I'm sure any one of my four teenage grandsons would love something like this in their rooms. I love it.
    Beryl xx

  2. Fantastic creation hun and thank you for popping by mine and leaving such a sweet comment on my challenge card recently...means a lot!!
    hugs and xxx

  3. Great looking background and fabby colouring on those stamps!!

  4. Very creative. The background is fabulous and I love the images, beautifully coloured. Hugs xx

  5. What a fabulous mirror Claire! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments for our Red White and Blue Challenge! Good luck in the draw and I hope you can join us for our next challenge next week! Hugs Susan x

  6. Awesome card. Great job done. Thank you for joining us at The Stamping Chef Challenge.

    TSC DT

  7. What a fabulous frame! Love how you've customized it with those letters.

  8. Love this frame. I think it was genius to do the paper tearing. Love that idea. Thanks for playing with us this week at The Stamping Chef! --Sous Chef Sandy

  9. This is awesome Claire, I love everything about it sweetie. Thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew.

    Cathy DT

  10. Fabby do mirror Claire !! Genius idea to use the scrabble tiles !! Thanks for sharing your fab project with us this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!

    hugs Diane xx

  11. What a wonderful idea, it all goes well together. Thanks for entering the challenge at The Stamping Chef-

  12. Great frame and so perfect for a guy. I love the use of tiles making the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments for our two word challenge.

  13. great the torn paper and splatters of color!
    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

    Hugs, Alica ;)

  14. Awesome project. Love the colors. Thank you for playing with us at The Stamping Chef

    TSC CT


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