Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Are you seeing Red?

We are, that is 'we' at The Craft Barn. It's a red day and the DT have been let loose with that most provocative of colours. I wonder what red means to you. For me it's a touch of danger, of intensity, and maybe even seductivness, not on this card though. 

Fussy as it is, it feels pretty earthy to me.  

I've been seeing all these easel cards around and resisted jumping on the bandwagon, but have finally succumbed. They are such a great format and extend the amount of craftable area tremendously. No wonder they are so popular.

The stamp is an Elusive Images Stamps: woodland Design a tree and I've brayered a background with Adirondack Ink mountain rose , terra cotta and espresso then stamped the tree with a black Versafine ink pad. The circles were cut with  Nestabilities.

I think I might try one of these cards again, especially after seeing my friend Debbie's amazing work on the front of Craft Stamper

Pop over to her blog and have a look at some of her fantastic creations and while you're there say hi and make her day even more special!

Off to finish the cleaning now!
x Michelle


Sally H said...

Stunning, Michelle! Love the warm sunset! I also love how you have done the base - just a bit different!

Crafty Dawn said...

Looks earthy to me too! and a super easel card love the bottom

love Dawn xx

lisa said...

What a great card Michelle. The colours are stunning and what a great take on an Easel.
Thank you so much for the lovely comments you left me. You and Janet had me laughing out loud!!
Take care.


Zoechaos said...

wow Wow WOW fantastic as always. Love how you created your take on the easel card.

Sandra Hall said...

I love the colours you used Michelle. Also, had to smile at your last post with the 'nail varnish dilema'! Loved that bugs creation too! x x x

Virginia said...

Wow Michelle do I gather that the card above is an easel card? I've not seen one done in circles before it's absolutely gorgeous and loving how you managed to make red earthy!


Jude said...

That's such a work of art - well done you!! xxx

georgina said...

i thought i'd commented OH OH!!!! this is so bold Michelle, very clever, luv georginaxx

PatR said...

Absolutely stunning Michelle. Looks like you've got the easel bug.