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


23 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. kerry
    Mar 12, 2012 @ 12:03:08

    Really pretty card and really fab colouring.Thanks for joining us at PanPastel Uk this week.

    Kerry DT Leader


  2. B x
    Mar 12, 2012 @ 15:38:24

    Super card and lovely colour pallet Lisa.

    Thanks so much for joining in our Say it with Flowers theme at Allsorts this week, good luck and hope to see you again.

    B x


  3. Jane
    Mar 12, 2012 @ 16:45:51

    Very pretty, love this shape too! Thank you for joining us on the Joanna Sheen Challenge this month. Don’t forget as of the 1st April we are going bi-weekly so do please come and join in the fun. Take care, Jane (DT) x


  4. Marie
    Mar 12, 2012 @ 19:28:27

    A very lovely looking easel card you have done. The colours are wonderful. Thanks for playing with us over TPS this week.
    Love n hugs


  5. Marjo
    Mar 12, 2012 @ 19:51:04

    Gorgeous Easel Card, thanks so much for playing with us at OSAAT.

    I have some yummy blog candy here‘s the link if you are interested

    Xoxo Marjo


  6. Karita
    Mar 12, 2012 @ 20:06:28

    Such a beautiful card with wonderful details! 🙂

    Thank you for joining at Deep Ocean Challenge 🙂


  7. Brenda Brown
    Mar 12, 2012 @ 20:36:43

    A lovely Spring orientated card. Thanks for sharing this at PanPastel UK this week.
    hugs {brenda} xox


  8. Alissa
    Mar 12, 2012 @ 22:10:03

    Adorable card! Thanks for playing with us at Whimsy Stamps.


  9. craftymonster81
    Mar 12, 2012 @ 23:20:15

    Really beautiful card, I love the sweet image and the flowers and the bow look gorgeous. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx


  10. sarahwrightdesigns
    Mar 13, 2012 @ 00:03:56

    A wonderful card. Thank you for joining us at HSC for our Ribbon Challenge

    hugs Sarah x


  11. Lorraine
    Mar 13, 2012 @ 13:20:55

    Lovely. Such a pretty card. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.


  12. Maggie
    Mar 13, 2012 @ 17:09:56

    Beautiful card. Love your shaped card and your coloring is fantastic.


  13. judy
    Mar 13, 2012 @ 19:37:02

    This is lovely! Love that image! Thank you for sharing at One Stitch at a Time and good luck with the challenge. Judy x


  14. Shari
    Mar 13, 2012 @ 20:12:45

    Really beautiful easel card! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Shelter.


  15. kbrandy4
    Mar 13, 2012 @ 20:21:26

    Beautiful card and colouring!! Thanks for sharing with us at I ♥ Promarkers!!
    Hazel xx


  16. Nataliya
    Mar 14, 2012 @ 05:32:52

    Beautiful card. Thank you so much for playing at One Stitch at a Time.
    Hugs Nataliya


  17. Jenn Borjeson
    Mar 15, 2012 @ 14:04:24

    Simply adorable – thanks for joining us at Jellypark Friends! 🙂


    Mar 15, 2012 @ 22:35:04

    STUNNING EASLE CARD and fab image 😮 Thank you for joining us at gingerloft this fortnight and good luck. Nikki DT


  19. busybusyhoneybee
    Mar 17, 2012 @ 01:42:20

    Very sweet card! Thanks for sharing with us this week at One Stitch At A Time! Best of luck in the draw. Hope to see you back next week!
    Karen C (OSAAT DT)


    Mar 17, 2012 @ 13:15:40

    Back again with a new hat and your card is still gorgeous!! Thank you so much for joining us at OSAAT this week, good luck, and hope to see you again. Hugs



  21. Suzie
    Mar 20, 2012 @ 22:25:17

    What a great card – love that gorgeous fold – I think your colouring is fantastic x
    Thanks for playing along with us at Jellypark friends Friday challenges & sharing your favourites – good luck x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo


  22. pamhenness
    Mar 24, 2012 @ 21:01:36

    Beautiful card, I love the image and pretty colours. Thank you for sharing with us at Cupcake Craftroom this month, good luck! Pami x


  23. pamhenness
    Mar 24, 2012 @ 21:02:38

    Beautiful card with a wonderful image and pretty colours. Thank you for sharing with us at Cupcake Craftroom this month, good luck! Pami x


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