Thursday, 19 March 2015

Spring blossom

I virtually ran out of square cards a short while ago and had to order some more, browsing I found these beauties (easel cards) on Craftwork Cards.

This is my first go at making one so I was experimenting a bit (so nothing new there then!).
The image is Spirals from Small and Round.  The flowers in this image make me thing of spring blossoms so I wanted to colour her in very soft pastels and used ProMarkers to do this.  The spiral is highlighted with some white opal Liquid Pearls.  I've cut the image out to matches the shape of the easel card.  I've then edged it with pink ProMarker.

Here's a picture of it flat so you can see it flat.  The papers used are from Wild Rose Studio Antique Library.  I used the darker shaded papers to create a border for the lighter shaded papers.  The bottom of the image portion of the card is edged with some flat backed pearl trimming from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I've also used pearl and clear self adhesive gems.

The flowers edging the image are from Wild Orchid Crafts and Live and Love Crafts.

On the bottom portion of the card I've used a couple of Spellbinders dies to create an area to write backed with the same lovely papers from Wild Rose Studio.
Hope you like my first attempt at an easel card
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Crafty Boots - Spring
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Pretty in Pink
Allsorts - Flowers and Pearls
Graph It Colour Crazy Challenge - Spring Colours
Fab n Funky - Spring into Colour


  1. Beautiful card, the image is stunning and I love the card shape. Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  2. Gorgeous work Andrea and perfect for our Flowers and Pearls theme, thanks so much for joining in at Allsorts again.

    B x

  3. Gorgeous card . Thanks so much for joining our Spring coloures Graph'it colouring challenge at
    Susan ( DT)

  4. Gorgeous easel card, beautiful colouring and fab colour palette.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts Flowers and Pearls challenge;-))m

  5. Thanks for joining us at Allsorts x

  6. Andrea this is superb. I most certainly do like it. I love the way you have cut the image and applied to the easel card to almost turn it into a heart shape. So Creative. Love the soft colours and your colouring is perfect. Hugs Mrs A.

  7. Absolutely amazing colouring and I can't believe this is your first attempt at an easel card - you should definitely make more of them!

    Thanks for sharing at Fab n Funky.

    Sharon x

  8. Gorgeous card with a beautifully coloured image. Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week. Pat K x

  9. Oh wow this is just exquisite! Love those delicate colours and that amazing image!
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Jane xxx

  10. Wow, this is absolutely beautiful
    Thanks for joining in with our challenge at Graph'It Markers.

  11. Fabulous make. Thanks for joining us in our Spring Colours challenge at Graph’It Markers Colouring Challenge
    Anjie (DT)

  12. Beautiful colours and love the shape of the card and also the digi image is absolutely stunning too. Thanks for entering the Digi Choosday Make Anything But a Square card challenge

  13. Stunning card!!! Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Challenges. Monica dt

  14. beautiful card
    Thank you for
    joining in the Graph'it Markers Colouring Challenge for our 'Spring Colours' Challenge.