Monday, 4 April 2011

My First Shaped Easel Card

Hello Everyone

This might just be a quickie to show the card I gave to my Mum for Mother's Day yesterday. My first shaped easel card - I love this, definitely going to try more of these:

The more I see this image, the more I fall in love with it - it is a digi from Cuddly Buddly called Daffadowndillies. It was perfect for my Mum's card as she loves daffodils. I coloured her with promarkers - I do find it difficult adding light and shade to something that has a lot of detail so I'm not over impressed with my colouring of her jacket or skirt.

I used my Nestabilities Labels 10 die for the shape. I didn't want to add too much so thought it would be good to emboss the orange pearlescent card, using a Cuttlebug folder called flower fantasy. And then I added Diamond Stickles around the image plate - I love how that adds a little something LOL!

There are two stamps used for the sentiment - the Lots of Love is from a Christmas set from Anita's stamps, and the Mum was in a free set with Crafts Beautiful magazine this month. Then just added the dew drops. I thought about adding flowers but decided I didn't want to overpower the lovely image.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

I Love Promarkers - Emboss it
Polkadoodles - No printed backing papers
Make It Colourful - Use bright colours
AI Factory - Bright as day
Stamp Something - Use a digi

Well, maybe that wasn't as short as I anticipated. Thanks for looking, and see you soon.

Love, Andrea xx


Beccy said...

wow this is perfect. your right she is one cute image. Im loving your colouring and am sure mum loved it. Thanks for joining us at Make it Colourful.

Beccy x

Saskia said...

So sweet! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles with your lovely card! Good luck!

Saskia :)

debby4000 said...

Love the sweet image Andrea, gorgeous card.

Tine said...

Hi Andrea. Fab card shape and a sweet image. Embossing looks great on the pearlescent card. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
Tine :)

Kathleen said...

What a beautiful card Andrea, your Mum will have been delighted at recieving it and knowing it was made with love makes it so special.
Kathleen x

WeirdCat said...

Aww so cute, love the shape, thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week
Ruth x

Audrey said...

Gorgeous! Beautiful job on the shaped easel card. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

Anonymous said...

This is so gorgeous Andrea, I love it. I have trouble with colouring too but this looks just lovely. xx

♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...

GORGEOUS COLORING AND VERY BRIGHT INDEED!!! Well done with every cute detail.


Mandy said...

Andrea your card is absolutely gorgeous, I love the shape and the image is adorable
hugs Mandy xx

Tab said...

Ooooh fabulous card, Andrea, so pretty! Love the colours!
Hugs Tab xxx

Fliss said...

Really lovely project.
Thanks for joining in with Polka Doodles No Printed Papers challenge and good luck.

Monica said...

Soooooooo cute... and the orange looks so alive and fab.

Did your ma like it? Sure she did!

xxx Monica