Friday, 5 April 2013

Challenge #69 at Card Crafter's Circle... Bug Up!

Hi everyone :-)
Well, with one thing and another it's been quite a week in the Ewington household. We've had sick family; injured son; leaking pipes and a full week of work on top of that!
Enough of that mayhem - onto the card making :-)
Our challenge this week is all about BUGS. Search out those ladybird stamps or butterfly toppers and join in.
Our sponsor this week is Eureka Stamps. Their images were amazing to work with and I've already been buying up a few new images for the digi stamp collection!!
Here's my easel card. I used Butterfly & Sunflower stamp; Home Streak Butterfly and Lacy Butterfly
This card is a double easel with each 'easel' section being held at different points on the card. 
Score your card front in half as you would normally do for an easel. 
Then work out how wide you need part of  easel so you can fit your topper on it. Cut along your card front so you 'split' it into two section.
When you make your usual easel 'stoppers' you'll need to have two. On this card my first stopper is a strip of blue pre-embossed Core-dinations cardstock. So you've got height on your stopper use foam tape. The sentiment section is 'stopped' by the yellow butterfly.
Here's a side view of the card...
The sentiment stamp is not Eureka's but one from my stash and it's Anna Griffin's (love all her things!!)
Never more true words spoken....
I cut around and into the digi stamp so the patterned papers could be seen from behind.
I've coloured in using my Derwent watercolour pencils. I wanted to keep the colouring quite soft as the card and paper are vivid.
So, if you've never created an easel before give it a go. And if your a seasoned 'pro' then have more fun splitting your easel and staggering your card :-)
Crafty smiles

Teresa xx

Challenges entered: CCEE1314 Things with wings  #201 Spring has sprung  #14 Flower power


  1. Hi, is another work of art...really gorgeous! I keep saying I'm going to try a split easel, but never think of it when I actually sit down to make a card, ha! Beautiful papers on this little gem, and your water-colouring is beautiful. Have a lovely weekend!

  2. This is beautiful Teresa! I love the soft coloring against the brighter background...and I love how you used a mix of the butterflies. Very nicely done!

  3. This is just stunning Teresa! You've really brought these images to life! Love the colours and the sentiment is fabulous!

  4. Fabulous creation , Teresa.Pretty colouring of selected image and stunning embellishing too .

  5. Beautiful step card and fabulous butterflies. Thanks for joining Brown Sugar "Spring" challenge!

  6. Fab card, love the colours and the image, thanks for joining in at happy campers, Pauline x

  7. Gorgeous butterflies on this awesome easel card. Very creative and beautiful, and thank you SO MUCH for sharing with us in our challenge this week. It's such a blessing to have you join us and play along.
    God bless you for sharing,
    Word Art Wednesday

  8. This is lovely and thanks for joining us over at Allsorts this week
    x catherine

  9. This is a fabulous card. Such pretty colours and lovely. Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar.

  10. Anonymous6:54 pm

    Thanks so much for joining us at Brown Sugar challages.
    It's really nice card that you have made @-->--
    Have a nice day
    DT Brown Sugar

  11. Your card look gorgeous!!!
    Good luck to the challenge!

    If you wish, come on my blog ... If you want, you can become a Member? Please! ... I'd be honored

  12. Your card is beautiful; love the creative fold. Thank you for playing along with us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

  13. what a beautiful mermaid the colours and card are gorgeous x

    love jacquelyn xxx

  14. Thanks for joining us at allsorts tracy x

  15. Wowser, so beautiful and an intricate design, lovely. xxx

  16. Gorgeous card, looks like you put a few hours into making it, thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar

  17. Simply stunning work. Certainly one of my favourites this week. Thankyou for sharing this fabulous work with my Allsorts Challenge Jo x

  18. How stunning... the butterflies are so dimensional looking. Lovely!

    Thank you for participating in the Twisted Tuesday Challenge!

  19. Great card, love the layout .. Thanks for joining us at Happy Campers x