Sunday, 9 May 2010

Creative Craft World challenge #5 Easle cards

This fortnights challenge over at Creative Craft World is sponsored by Stitch Bear Stamps.

Its to make an Easle card.

Heres my cards.... yes i loved using my image soooo much. I had to make 4 cards !!
It actually amazed me how much you could colour and adapt digi stamps ( It was the first time i have ever used them ) It wont be the last !!

For this easle card i backed the image onto Basic Grey, Green at heart. I added red ribbon as my stopper,so the card would stand up. The flowers are Prima,Love story. Kissing red.
I made this card using just black and white. I used my nestie die to cut scalloped ovals.As i wanted to change the shape of the standing up bit,so it looked a little different. I added black ribbon. The flowers were punched using my Nellie Snedden punch, i added glossy assents to 3 of the 5 flowers to give them abit of dimention. Prima e-line gems were added to the center of the flowers.The center scalloped oval has stickles in the indents to make it 'bling' alittle, but i also added a few gems to make sure ;o) I used card candy as my stopper so the card would stand upright. Being a nearly all black card i had to find somewhere that could be wrote on,hense the smaller white oval . This card has been sent to a dear friend whos celebrated her birthday on thursday ( waves at Sylphraven)
I felt the need to make a girly card too. So heres my pink version. With faux stitching as i just dont get on with needles !. I made the stand up section of this card 1/2 inch longer than the card so i could add the loops around the page and it would look effective. Burgundy ribbon was added to match the small amount of burgundy in the backing paper. Black gems were added to the card ,on the ribbon and i used larger gems as stoppers. On this image i carried the solid black onto the wingsand added less stickles and glossy accents. I think it looks really different.
This final easle card was a little trial that i wanted to have a go at. I used my nesties label 4 die so its actually quite small. On the black card before i added the image i dusted the paper with mica pigment powders. It gave the card a very subtle glint.The image i painted over with my new mica watercolours. I love the shine that it created. But it was VERY hard to photograph (hense the angle ;o) ) As a stopper i used a flower that i had made myself.I then added a few gems just so it shone more . :O) Overall a small but VERY blingy little easle card
I will do a little tutorial later this week for the flower that i made in my last card. I see some great posibilities with these little beauties :o)
Choccy x


dragonllew said...

They all look great love all the different combinations.

Sarah A said...

Hi Choccy

Look at you!!! Don't do it by halves do ya?? FOUR easel cards, I am impressed!

Love that image too, I am quite into the silhouette stamps at the moment, they look really dramatic ans of course need so little doing to them!

Oh yes please do a tutorial for the flower

Enjoy the rest of your weekend

Sarah x

K said...

I am the proud owner of the 2nd card and it is by far even more beautiful in real life than in the photo.

Choccy, I love the 4th card as well, very inspirational that you've tried a different shape and it works so very very well!!!

Happy Days said...

Lovely cards. The bottom one is absolute favourite, very pretty and love what you've done with the fairy. x

Ali said...

Beautiful - so different x

craftygranny said...

Beautiful cards and what a lovely image . I think i like the last one best.

Rainmac said...

4 cards for one challenge, way to go you!!! Lovely cards, I hope to have a play with easel cards later in the week x

Gemma said...

wow they are all fab, such different cards made using the same image, you have really demonstrated the versatility of it :) xx

CT19720 said...

Stunning cards Choccy - it is amazing the different cards you can make using the same image and just mixing other colours and papers with. Easel cards are just so easy to change the appearance off. Well done xx

Susan (aka TomsMom) said...

These are fabulous. I am so envious that you can come up with four different variations on a theme, I'm not really creative and struggle to think of one design! I can't pick a favourite but I love the paper on the top one!

hassy said...

Stunning cards.. I love easel cards, although I have yet to make one.. but they are lovely, I love the silhouette.. :D Christine x

PepPop said...

Great cards. It is amazing how you can make them all look so different. Jaqui x

Angie said...

Wow what fab easel cards. Love the shape of the last one.

Scrappy Scatty said...

Wow, brilliant

stitchy said...

Choccy, you truly are amazing..I am amazed at the different look of the same stamp on four different you are so very talented..I can't thank you enough for choosing my image to have a play for your first time digi stamp lol...fantastic!!

stitchy xoxox