Sunday, 4 April 2010

Loving Shaped Easels

Hello everyone in Blogland and A Happy Easter to all those of you who celebrate it and Happy Holidays if not.

Like so many crafters at the minute, I'm totally in love with the shaped Easel cards, very much inspired by the wonderful creations my blogging buddy Debbie makes, take a look at her blog, if you haven't already. She really is a master at them.

I don't normally make Easter cards but decided it would be a good excuse to have a play. I have also just invested in my first pack of pro markers. Not being a colourer in, I'd not really considered buying them before, but I kept seeing lovely things done with them and although still getting to grips with them am certainly pleased I succumbed in the end.

Anyway, this is the card I came up with. I know it's quite simple but I was quite pleased with the results. My colouring in leaves a lot to be desired but hopefully will improve with practice. The stamp of course is a Sarah Kay, the shaped card was cut with a labels Nestie and the papers were all from my bit box. The flower was stamped on patterned paper using an Inkadinkadoo set and I just coloured in the centre and then cut them out. The greeting was done on the computer.

Thank you as always for stopping by and for the wonderful comments you always leave. Enjoy the Bank Holiday if you are lucky enough to be off.


Sally H said...

Lisa it is stunning! I love it! Your colouring looks great to me. If you want a few tips there are weekend workshops on the passion for promarkers blog. Also I followed some copic tutorials to work on shading. Have fun - I wouldn't be without mine! Hope you are having a lovely Easter!

Clarky J said...

Wow Lisa its a fabulous creation I agree with Sally the word Stnning springs to mind xx The fab thing about promarkers is your colouring looks fab even when youre a novice and like Sally says the PFP blog is an ace place to go for handy tips especially over hair shading! Gorgeous Gorgeous xx

Rhonda said...

Wonderful, Lisa! You have obviously mastered the easel card, this is gorgeous! Happy Easter to you and your family - cheers!


Fabulous easel card Lisa - love the idea of using Nestie die cuts. I ordered the Labels 1 set a few days ago and can't wait for them to arrive. Your colouring is excellent - don't be so hard on yourself!
Hope to see you soon - will drop you a line.
Love, Sylvia xxx

Debbie Dolphin said...

gorgeous lisa really beautiful.I know what you mean about colouring in .I dont find it that interesting either but i love painting images with distress inks.I love the results with them though it can be tricky,thats why ive been doing the tildas as they are great for that.Saying that loads ended up in the bin.
Thankyou for the mention.I havent made an easel card for a few weeks!!!lol must have another go
There's so much i want to do!!!
debbie xxxx

chris said...

Ooh la la Lisa this is very special, I love it as Sally says stunning,love that sarah kay image and the flower.
back soon love chris
happy easter back to you

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

Your card is brilliant and your colouring is great.

Loving the flower very much.

I am sure you will love your Promarkers .. .. I certainly love mine.

Enjoy the rest of Easter.

Love Jules xx

Sandra said...

Hi Lisa. Wow! what a stunning easel card. Your colouring is fab. I still haven't made an easel card yet. Better get m'skates on.
Happy Easter!
Sandra x

Jill said...

Really gorgeous card Lisa. I haven't really thought of doing shaped easels yet, so I must have a go! Love that cute little girl and the flower stamp behind her is lovely (think I have got that one). Jill x

Kay Carley said...

Hi Lisa - what an adorable card!! I love the shape of this easel card and of course just adore the Sarah Kay image.

By the way - I am having a relaxing weekend thank you! I have been doing some work but it has been enjoyable!

Kay xx

Lynda said...

Stunning card Lisa and I will have to be making some shaped easel cards now. Your colouring is fab by the way. Hope you're having a lovely Easter too!

Love Lynda xxx

Hope Jacare said...

Great card - lovely shape and fab colour. Hope you are having a lovely weekend. Cheers Claire x

craftimamma said...

This is just wonderful Lisa and your colouring is great. Love the way you've done the flowers too.

Lesley Xx

Anne Jagger said...

This is gorgeous and your colouring is fabulous x

Beryl said...

This is beautiful Lisa. Your colouring is just fine and the Sarah Kay image is gorgeous. It's a lovely easel card. Great shape.
Beryl xx

Anne said...

Ooh this looks great with the Nestie for the label, such a pretty card Lisa

Hope you're enjoying the sunshine