As if Lou hasn't been busy enough, it was her turn to set the challenge for April on Charmed. No prizes for guessing that she thought of Dottie. She's even given forum members a FREE and EXCLUSIVE Dottie to use if we wish. I made my card using the curvy card template that Lou designed too.
This is what Lou said:
To celebrate the launch of Dottie I challenge you to make a ‘Dottie’ card (Dottie the character, not polka dots LOL). Don’t panic if you don’t have any Dottie’s because I’ve drawn a free, exclusive Charmed Dottie, only available to forum members who take part in this challenge, you can use her as much as you like after that but only if you take part in the fun! (you can leave out the sentiment if you wish)
Okay so here are the points· For making a Dottie card........ 30 points· For adding Scalloping....... 10 points· For Dry embossing...... 5 points· For using buttons..... 5 points ~~ 50 points in total
This is what I did:
I managed to cut the card in one piece rather than the usual two plus hinges. This eliminated the need to cover the hinges after assembly.
To decorate the card, I cut a piece of red pearlised card and scalloped the edges. Dry embossed curves and doodled using a black pen. I also dry embossed "Hello" to the right of Dottie who was coloured using brush markers, cut out and stuck to the red card. Pink buttons were added to her hair. I stapled ribbon and ric-rac to the top of the card and stuck a piece of orange ric-rac to the bottom.
The staples showed on the inside, so I cut some card, folded it to create a place to write a note and stuck it to hide them. I held the flap with a striped paperclip.
I'm pleased and proud to say that it's full marks to me. Thank you so much Lou for a great challenge and for the two great bases to start with. I only put them all together with my little extras.