Swinging into Spring easel-y

We want to see your Easel Cards this week at Craft Your Passion.We have The Paper Shelter and Robin’s Nest as our fabby sponsors too!Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at DT and GDT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job!

For my card I’ve used Spring Swing from The Paper Shelter.You get both a coloured image and an inked (outline) image.I’ve coloured the inked image using ProMarkers.I cut away around the little birdie and pushed his wing and tail up for more dimension,placing a piece of foam tape behind him.The edges have been inked with Distress Ink.First applied with an old make-up brush then depth was added by scrunching up a tissue and rubbing more ink round the edges.I couldn’t be bothered to get my Cut n Dry out and the results look pretty good to me!I decided to design the card to suit the shape of the image.I deliberately cut the top of the ropes off to give more of a natural flow.The pretty Spring papers were a freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft mag.The flowers only go down the middle of the sheet so I die cut some matching flowers form the edges of the leftover piece.This is the first time I’ve used this die and I have to say I’m impressed how they turned out.Some gingham ribbon ans flower shaped gems complete the card.

I’m really in to making cards with the Spring feeling ATM.The weather was absolutely glorious yesterday and it’s set to continue today – at least!That’s the trouble with the UK  it could always be snowing by the end on the week!!

Supplies :
Image : Spring Swing from The Paper Shelter
Mediums : ProMarkers,Stormy Sky Distress Ink
Paper & card : DP Kate Knight Spring Fling! freebie pad from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Core’dinations Roy G.Biv cardstock pad
Tools : Grand Nestabilities Ovals Scalloped and Ovals,X-cut Dielicious Decorative Dies Petal Posies,Nellie Snellen Borders 2,Big Shot
To embellish : Papermania Gems,Gingham ribbon from stash

Here are some challenges this is for :

Gingerloft : Spring
One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi
PanPastel UK Challenge: Girly/Mother`s Day
2 Sisters : Spring Colours
Allsorts : Say it with Flowers
Crazy 4 Challenges: Use spring as your inspiration
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle : Fancy Fold
Hotshot Crafts : Ribbons
Jellypark Challenges : National Craft Month (I know my skills aren’t up with some people out there but I love colouring!I’m really in to making shaped cards ATM and getting the most out of my many dies.I adore gingham ribbon.)
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Spring Break (travel or spring)
CCEE Stampers : Flowers, flowers, flowers
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything made with paper goes
I Love Promarkers : Ribbons and bows  
My Mum’s Craft shop:  Spring is Springing
Paper Shelter Challenge : Anything goes
Stampavie and More : Spring/Easter
Whimsy Inspiration : No sentiment
Deep Ocean Challenge : Spring  
Paper Take Weekly : Anything Goes (optional – use Shrink Plastic)
Cupcake Craftroom : Spring Bouquet
Joanna Sheen Challenge : Spring/ Easter

Thanks for looking

Lisa x