I have been brave and made my first twisted easel card! I thought maybe my origami skills from years ago might help, but I was well confused LOL! I watched a You Tube video and the lady demonstrating did it all wrong! Kudos to her for leaving that online!! Anyway, I got there in the end!
The Happy Mother's Day Sentiment was made on computer and you can untie the ribbon ....
|Untie the ribbon ....|
Inside I have put a poem called 'Spring Quiet' by Christina Rossetti as my mother loves her poetry.
|'Spring Quiet' - Christina Rossetti|
I used some fun flock on the lamb. This is the first time I have used fun flock and it isn't as easy as I thought! Hopefully you can see his fluffy fleece on the close-up! The sky background was done using a technique from a Whiff of Joy Tutorial - Sponged Sky by Jeanette. I made a mask of the image and also a mask of cloud shapes and then used 'Faded Jeans' Distress ink sponged lightly over the top. I think I should have stopped a little further up, poor girl looks as if she's floating on the clouds !!! Maybe she is on top of a steep hill?
Hat and Dress: Meadow Green & Apple
Skin: Vanilla & Pastel Pink
Hair: Tan, Cinnamon and Sakura Glitter Pen 'Clear Star' streaks
Flowers: Primrose & Lemon
The papers are from Wild Rose Studio 'Floral' Paper Stack. Card is from the Papermania Capsule Collection 'Fresh Verde'. The circle mount is Nestabilities. Doiley Edge Border and Trellis Border are both Martha Stewart Punches. The little flowers on the trellis are from Handy Hippo. Other flowers, gems, ribbons and charm are from stash.
I am entering the card into the following Challenges:
Sir Stampalot - March Challenge - 'Spring is in The Air' (ends midnight Sunday 27th March 2011
Stampin' For The Weekend - Challenge No. 5 - 'Springtime' (ends 8pm Thursday 17th March 2011
The Pink Elephant - Challenge No. 95 - 'Spring Time' (ends Sunday 20th March 2011)
Charisma Cardz - Challenge No. 10 - 'Easel Cards' (ends 7.30pm Wednesday 16th March 2011
Creative Inspirations - Challenge No. 55 - 'Easel Cards' (ends 10am Friday 25th March 2011Die Cut Dreams - Challenge No. 85 - 'Mother's Day or Special Friend' (ends noon Sunday 27th March 2011