Friday 28 February 2014

The sweet pea stampers easel card challenge

This is my design card for today's Sweet pea stamper's easel card challenge. Please click on the link to see the wonderful crafting of the rest of the team and to join in and link your creation.

After a few failed attempts, I managed to make this easel card. Having used some cream card I had in my stash, I realised that the promarkers alcohol ink was bleeding and colours were running into one another, so I started again with printing the Concetta Kilmer's 'owl hearts' Sweet Pea digital image on to  my usual Ryman's brilliant white coated card which is a pleasure to use with alcohol pens. So I used a combination of promarkers and flexmarkers to colour. I then stuck the print out on to an easel that already had the scalloped edge, which meant that I had to cut round the image card that I'd stuck on - no easy job ... and I began to wonder why I was bothering. But with some light sanding and brushing with antique linen distress ink I was pleased with the result and carried on to finish the card with a iece of Doolicraft mocha paper for the base with a strip of cream card with some Tim Holtz tissue tape raised with 3D form for the stopper. I printed the sentiment and brushed the card with antique linen, sticking it on with 3D foam. The fabric flowers were from Poundland  (only a few left now, which is a shame - and they don't stock them any more).

This is also for:

One sweet challenge February: love
Cupcake inspirations 249: birds
Crafty cardmakers 110: come fly with me - birds or cages
Paperminutes 310: in flight
Jellypark friends: things with wings
CCEE 1409: chocolate - I've used the colour, not the real thing, although I LOVE the real thing
Order of the opus gluei 177: chocolate
Stamp dreams 31: tone on tone
Whoopsi Daisy: monochromatic
Little tangles 31: monochromatic colour scheme
Ribbon carousel 90: washi tape
Sweet stampin: humour
Ladybug: flowers galore
PumpkinSpice 60: flowers
Eclectic ellapu: gems
Dare to be sassy Thursdays 218: flip or fold it
Flat friends 17: more than 1 fold
Allways something creative 69 special form cards
Crafty sentiments: love
Beyond grey 46: love is in the air, but no red or pink
Stamp and create February: love is in the air
Whimsy 68: love is in the air
Bunny Zoe February: hearts/love
QKR stampede 77: anything but a square
Passion for promarkers 236: make it digital
Card and scrap 70: hip hip hooray - everything can be celebrated
Crafty catz 220: anything goes
Creative fingers 25: anything goes
Sister Act 46: anything goes
DL.ART February
Inky linky 46
Make it Monday 180