Friday, November 27, 2009

My First Easel Card!


Once a month, I get together with a group of friends, and we each design a card that the others get to make (like a make-n-take) and then go out to eat after. It is usually a thoroughly enjoyable day of stamping, and usually we try to come up with a challenge for our next gathering. Back when we got together in October, we went out to eat at a place called, "O'Charley's". The food was great, and so was the homemade bread that was served with our meal. Lining the bread basket was a piece of liner that we all thought would look great worked into a card, so we asked the manager if we could each have a piece, and he said sure. So to make a long story a little shorter, we used the paper as a challenge for our November get together. This is the card that I created using the liner paper copied on the copy machine at work on to 11 x 17 paper.

I thoroughly enjoyed the easel card concept, and plan to use this to make a few "Maggie" Christmas cards. Here is a close up of the card:


The image, "Oops Tilda" was colored with Copics, cut with my Nestabilities, and chalked with color before removing from the nestie. I also traced around the outer edge of the Nestabilitie on red cardstock and cut out and layered. The flowers are Prima, and punch is Martha Stewart. The charm and ribbon are from my stash. All of the images are from the "Yummy" collection. Here are the Copics used:

Thanks for stopping by, any comments are appreciated!

Hugs,

Deb

16 comments:

Jacque said...

Oh Deb!!! She is just gorgeous!!! Love that touch of red...those papers are PERFECT and you have colored that image beautifully to match everything...Beautiful job...Hugs..Jacque

Cami said...

Very cute card, Deb! You never know where "inspiration" will come from and you have done great! Love your coloring and the whole layout! Hugs, Cami

Karen Arthur said...

Deb, what an adorable card. I love easel cards and you did a fabulous job.

Nancy said...

Deb your card is adorable and what a great job you have done with your first easel card! Awesome job!!
Hugs,
Nancy

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

What a great card! I love this! I have my easel directions and I'm going to attempt this one tomorrow. You did a fabulous job!! TFS!

Barb Hardeman said...

Deb! This is fantastic! I love everything about it, and oh, how creative you got with the paper! Fabulous job on coloring your Tilda too, she is perfect with the paper. Your flower accents are a super 'pop' too...hugs...Barb

Candy said...

Hi Deb!
WOW - such a beautiful card. Kuddos for all you girls who asked for the paper from the bread basket; and you to think to make this PERFECT card with it!!!!
Love your measuring cup charm :o)
Your colouring is fantastic as is your sketch and the flowers you used.
Hugs, Candy

LINDA said...

Hi Deb,Such a great idea to use this paper for your DP i Love it
Linda W

Angelwood said...

This is so cute and I love the paper you've used - perfect with this image. Love the cute measuring cup charm and gorgeous flowers. hugs, Angela

Linda w said...

Gorgeous card Deb. Using the red gives this card just the right punch it needed. Maybe someday I will get a blog up and going so I can post cards also...Ya like that is going to happen anytime soon....

thanks much

RubyM:) said...

Deb this is so cute!!! I like your coloring. congrats on your firstt easel card!! It gets sddicting trust me lol!your whole lay out is just darling,i need to color this girl too she is too cute!

Patricia Garcia said...

Awesome card, love the colors and the flowers add the perfect touch!!

Hugs,
Patricia

Jodie from Oz said...

Beautiful card, Tilda is adorable and my favourite image and favourite style of card. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Tracey said...

WOW! WOW!! WOW!!! This is gorgeous! First, I love that Tilda - she is so cute! And second I love the colour combo! Beautiful!!

ultraroyale said...

Love the card of the choir. It's very well done.

Pam said...

You sure have your copic coloring down. I am sooo jealous. this is just gorgeous.
~Pam