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Sunday, April 18, 2010

My First Easel card for the Sweet Stop 1st Anniversary

Lately, I have been seeing some gorgeous easel cards out there in blog land so I decided that it was about time to give one a try myself. So, I thought it was a perfect occasion for another first on my behalf. The sweet stop blog is celebrating one year of sketches this week and in honor of the 1st anniversary Korin has some terrific prizes up for grabs for the participants in the sketch. Here is my card using this week's sketch (there is a twist too- buttons and bows)

I colored the image with copics and accented with stickles on the rain/puddle, spica glitter pen on the trim, and glimmer mist on the flowers but some got on the image too lol. The image is a real cutie designed by Deedee Anderson for Sweet N Sassy stamps and is called rainy day teddy.

here are some other views for you

digis- Sweet N Sassy stamps rainy day teddy, bear sentiments
CS- pink pirouette, Paper Temptress neenah white, blanc sparkle, noir sparkle, bo bunny dp
accessories- copics, rhinestones, satin ribbon, dazzling diamonds glimmer mist, spica glitter pen, stickles, oval nesties, Fiskars apron lace punch, pearls, buttons

Challenges that I participated in with this card:

Stamp Something- layers (and boy I sure do have lots of them on here and layers of embellies too)
Creative Belli challenge- to use die cut shapes (oval nesties) sponsored by Sweet N Sassy stamps
Simon Says Challenge- let's go to the movies with dry embossing twist (my movie- Singing in the Rain, oval nesties are embossed)
Sweet Stop sketch- with a button and bow twist
SCS technique challenge- Piercing (on the scallops of the ovals)
Stampin for the Weekend- ribbons and bows

Thanks for stopping in and have a wonderful day!


Sally Cicada's Designs said...

Wow!!! Such a totally adorable card!! Your colouring is beautiful and so are the papers you chose to use!! I haven't yet made an easel card--I think it's about time I did!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!
Sarah ;)

Anonymous said...

It is never too late to learn. ......................................................

Kelli said...

what a beautiful card!!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh love the colors you used. I haven't made an easel card yet! I hope you are well! Miss you! Thanks for joining us in the Belli Challenge!

Anonymous said...

How darling, Janette!! I love the colors you used, and how you brought the teddy to life with your wonderful coloring. As others have said, I still haven't tried the easel card -- you sure make it look like fun, though!

Liz Williams said...

Jeanette, this is just precious. Love these colors and your sketch. Thanks for playing along in the Belli Challenge.

Nancy said...

Wow Janette, your coloring is beautiful.
I love easel cards.

Kathy said...

This is adorable Janette!! I love this paper and the image is so cute!! Your all over sparkle looks fabulous!! I wanted to try that out but forgot about the watercolor ~ think it might mess it up!! LOL
Hope all is well!

Candace said...

This is so sweet, and you did a fabulous job with your easel card!! Thanks for playing with us at The Sweet Stop!

Tricia said...

I just love your work!! This is precious!

Dana White said...

You did a fantastic job with your easel card! I love the looks of these; they are one of my favourite styles
Thanks for playing along with the Sweet Stop blog!

Denise said...

Awwwww... what a wonderful card!!! I need to make my first easel card!! You did great! So glad you could join us for the Stamp Something challenge.
Hugs, Denimo

Kate's Makes said...

A beautiful card and pretty colours!

Thanks for joining in with the SFTW challenge and good luck!


CreaRenata said...

What a gorgeous card. Love the colours and the image is very cute.
Thanks for playing at The Sweet Stop.