Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Coming Up Daisies PDCC 20

Hello Everyone! Managed to get another post done at last after several really busy days. I've made an entry for this week's Play Date Cafe challenge which has been set by the lovely Jules and it's her last one as she's off to pastures new and exciting.
Here's her inspirational photo:
I just adore these lovely soft colours and lilac and green is a favourite of mine. I taught a class yesterday in making easel cards, which neither I or my ladies had done before and I'm completely hooked on them. I'll be posting the ones from the class later but couldn't resist making another for the challenge.
All stamps used are by Hobby Art:
 Daisy Medley FL1943F,  Ornate Flourish DC1840D, Butterfly BU1915D, Loveliest GR1602D
Inks: VersaFine Smokey Gray, Spanish Moss, Ranger Distress Dusty Concord
Cardstock: Lilac, Pale Green, White
Paper: Papermania Rose Garden
Daisy Corner Punch Woodware
Stickles Crystal Glitter Glue
Green Velvet Brad
Scallop Scissors
Score Board
Watercolour Pencils
Most of what I have done is obvious from the photos but I will just pass on a quick tip for making easel cards really easy. I made mine from 2 sheets of A4 card and trimmed one down the long edge to 15cm. All I did then was use my score board to score lines at the half and gate A4 lines on the board and fold. I then cut a piece from my other A4 sheet to measure 15cm by 14.8cm. Not quite square I know, but it makes it much easier to find the centre on the easel bit of the card.


Ruby said...

Ooh, what a pretty card Fliss! I particularly like the way you've done the corners, very elegant! The sentiment you used is lovely too!

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Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful Easel Card, love the wonderful flower bouquet you used. Thanks for playing along at the PDCC!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh my Fliss! What a gorgeous card! Your coloring is wonderful & those ornate corners & 3-D butterfly look fabulous! Great take on the colors - thanks so much for playing along with the Play Date Cafe :)

Julie Ranae said...

Fliss....this is gorgeous! Really wonderful use of this week's colors!

Stephanie Kraft said...

This is just beautiful, Fliss!! Love the butterfly embellishment!! Thanks for playing with the PDCC!

Sally H said...

My Favourite colour combi and such a lovely fresh image. Very spring-like!

Fiona said...

This is so pretty Fliss, just love these colours used together. The stamps you've used are fab too, I especially like the leafy flourish.

Fiona x

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Great job on the color challenge--and the card is wonderful! Love those butterflies! Thanks for playing along with the PDCC!

Suzanne C said...

What a lovely easel card and so pretty! Thanks for playing at PDDC this week!

Sarah Anderson said...

this is beautiful Fliss :)
[still not made an easel card myself!!!]