Friday, 13 August 2010

The Stampman Challenge - Easel Cards

I must admit, I havn't made many of these, not because I don't like them - they give an amazing area in which to display your artwork, mostly because I dont own the sort of stamps one could easily use on an easel card - or so I thought!

A challenge is a challenge though and after a huge amount of creaking and groaning of the little grey cells, and several rummages through the Stampman's amazing sale stamps, this little thing took form.


           Aspects of Design 01 - Floral
 

The background colour was brushed with TH inks then I stamped the lace with Tea Dye TH inks and added the gems. The rose was stamped then painted with Adirondak inks then the lowlights painted with starburst stains which gave the whole thing a rich glow.

I made it for my lovely friend Janet's Birthday on wednesday, hope she liked it!

There are some beautiful easel cards in the DT samples over on The Stampman's challenge blog, pop over and have a look.

See you there

x Michelle

17 comments:

Netty said...

Gorgeous, Annette x

Fiona said...

What an amazingly vibrant card Michelle. I bet your friend loved it.

PatR said...

Just beautiful Michelle and I'm sure Janet loved it.
xx

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card, she would love it.

Sally H said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I bet Janet was thrilled! Love the colours and the lace

Clarky J said...

This is so much more gorgeous in the flesh and I can gaze at it any time I want to as well :0) A beautiful card my friend and I adore it x

Cazro said...

I love this card Michelle, the colours work well.

Anne said...

I've not had chance to get around much recently so I've missed a lot of your stuff. Just catching up now and I think your easel card is wonderful! I love your colours and it's such a pretty and feminine image! :o) xx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is stunning Michelle, beautiful lush colours.
luv
Debby

She said...

Hi Michelle, another gorgeous creation, I love it. Have a good weekend. S xxx

Denise and Louise said...

Michelle this is gorgeous. Easel cards are my favourite at the moment. Can't seem stop making them!!!

Hugs Denise xx

themessycraftroom said...

A great card. Love the lace stamping.xChrisB

Vicky said...

Michelle this is absolutely beautiful, you have done an awesome job with the image, I thought it was a die cut till I read your post....

Stunning!!!
x
Vicky

craftimamma said...

Another beauty Michelle. The colours are gorgeous and those lace stamps are stunning. I'm sure your friend must love it.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

georgina said...

wonderful, luv Georginaxx

georgina said...

wonderful, love the colours, luv Georginaxx

Ildiko said...

I love making easel cards. This one is stuning and the colours just wow.
hugs
Ildiko