Hello all & I'm really excited today to be showing you my card for the Anything Goes challenge, where this fortnight's was to create an easel card, or a card with more than 1 fold. As any of you who know me probably know - I LOVE my easel to work cards & am always doing them! So when I heard this challenge I was dying to give it a whirl! I decided on a circular easel, which I normally do with my smaller circle template & this is the first one I've done at this slightly bigger size. I'm not usually a massive fan of big cards & much prefer to work thast little bit smaller, but I maust say - the extra space gave me much more room to play about with the layout & I'm actually really pleased with the results!
Don't forget to head over to the chlalnege blog using the link above for more fabulous inspiration from the disign team who have, let me tell you - very much excelled themselves this time, if I do say so myself - the post looks amazing! Also don't forget that many of the products used here including the Magnolia stamp ranges can be purchased from 'The Craft Den' who have a ghreat range of products at fantastic prices, so why not pop over & check it out for yourself?!
...I made the circular easel by adhering this circle to the easel (Notice the pretty lace around the edge!)...
...I used 'Hello littel butterfly' from the 2011 Butterfly Dreams range by Magnolia & always love how she looks! The papers are mostly by Making Memories, except the plain peachy oval behind the image, which is actually a Fany Pants 'Lilac House' paper...
Skin: Tattered Rose, Old Paper, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Satin
Cheeks: Fired Brick
Hair: Old Paper, Scattered Straw, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Satin
Dress front & trim: Weathered Wood, Old Paper, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Satin
Dress back: Shabby Shutters, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Satin
Boots & ribbon: Spun Sugar, Frayed Burlap
Image highlighted with white Sakura pen.
...Most of the flowers are from Wild Orcid Crafts, except the big peach roses, which I will be selling on ebay shortly. The edge punch is a Martha Stewart double loop punch around the page. Gorgeous butterfly is Marriane Designs die & the tag is Spellbinders Nestabilities fancy tags 3. The sentiment is from the Fancy Pants Lilac House collection too. Notice the cute little doilies that I just can't get enough of using on my cards at the mo & probably the best ever value craft product?!!
I'd like to enter into the following challenges: