Monday, 21 February 2011

A Girly Project

Hiya folks!

Hope I find you all well after the weekend? All is well here, Dno1 is back at school, who knows for how long this time though. She seems to pick up everything going. Hubby won't be back to work until Wednesday. Let's just hope the 'frozen shoulder' isn't too painful - he is an MOT tester and has to use it a lot!!

Anyways, on to my card for today then, which, for a change is one of those twisted easels. I restricted my colour palette for this one to a pink and black number, with a touch of metallic silver and gold.

 Bought myself a 'cut price' deal at the local craft shop last week, in the shape of an MS around the page set, which I used here for the corners and the centre panel. Used gold metallic rub on for the edges and centre.  The black at the back is some papermania embossed dots, lovely texture! The hot pink is a coredinations textured cardstock.

I am attending a craft weekend in October, and one of our sponsors (hopefully) is going to be 'Marianne' with her dies and new range of stamps. I got to play with one of the dies, the elegant lady with bonnet seen here in pink. (Marianne wanted some ideas of what we can do with her products, so I made this sample for her).

She is cut from the same card as the base, with raspberry coloured ink round the edges, and mounted onto the pre-gold smudged black panel. I have also used another of the Marianne dies, in the shape of the 'ribbon flower' in the corner. This was cut from the same pink card, and some spare black from the stash. The ribbon is from the stash also, with a silver brad for the centre. The wee flowers are done with a punch and a tiny brad too.

Top left are some recycled feathers from Dno2's old feather boa that she was throwing out, with a metallic pink bow on top - same ribbon that runs behind the centre panels. To this bow I have attached a dangly charm that I fashioned from bits of cheap jewellery (picked up in Boots for £2 a set!)

The base of the easel card is made the same as the front, but I have added extra flowers that were made with punches and some metal brads from 'making memories'. Last thing I did was add some stickles to the flower petals.

I'm going to enter a few challenges with this one, so here goes:

Pixie Cottage - sketch + embossing
Paperplay - Add Shine
SCSC - Fancy Folds
Stamps R Us - For the Girls
Frosted Designs Friday - No Patterned dp's


KarinsArtScrap said...

I like your twisted easelcard teri.
it's really girly.

greetings karin

Ruthie said...

I just had to run over when I saw it was a girly project!!!

Its gorgeous - love using bits and bobs on cards!


Andrea C said...

Very girly and classy, great way to show off the die x

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Teri,
Where do I start to comment on this one - it has everything. fantastic punched corners and borders, beautiful cut flowers, intricate embellishments and a fabulous die cut inage. The colours are amazing. This is totally stunning.
Fiona x

ike said...

FABULOUS - absolutely love this. What wonderful contrasting colours. The punchwork really sets this off. I've got some of this Lady in Hats cut-outs and never knew what to do with them. You've given me some inspiration now.
Suzy xxxx

Curlybear said...

Wow this is such an amazing creation, and beautiful colours,

thanks for sharing with us at Secret Crafter: 122 Fancy Folds

Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :) x.

angelwhispers said...

This is great Teri and love the two colours!!! I adore Marianne dies anyway so can't wait to see if we get some to use on the weekend!! Love Chanelle xxxx

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
wow this is stunning, a strikin colour combo, beautiful design, lovely embelies, sue,x

Flutterby Trina said...

WOW that is stunning!!!

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

So pretty!

Thanks for joining our "Fancy Fold" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Sally H said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Teri!

Katie said...

Cute Card!
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage this week :)

tiggertastic said...

wow this is girly and so eye catching all that layering is amazing

Hugs, Sarah xxx

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Stunning color combination. All the layering is fantastic too. Thanks for playing at Frosted Designs!

Davi said...

Pretty card. Thanks for sharing with us at The Pixie Cottage.

Alicia said...

Such a pretty card! Thank you for sharing your talent at Paper Play this week. Love that shine!
Alicia xx

DonnaMundinger said...

Teri, this is just stunning! So dramatic and beautiful! xxD

Helen said...

Gorgeous card - fab colours!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x