I've had a lovely last couple of days, the weather hasn't been too bad, Connor has been in fine form (despite me spotting his first tooth coming through!) and I treated myself to Final Fantasy XIII, which I've been eagerly anticipating the release of for ages. - I also have the Dancing on Ice tour next month to look forward too! It'll be lovely to spend a few days with my folks and I'm sure they're excited about spending some time with Connor, who is currently pulling Amy's ears while she investigates him for ricecake crumbs!
Anyway, the challenge this week at Just Magnolia is to make an easel card. I haven't made one yet so thought this was an excellent opportunity. I've also followed the sketch at Passion for ProMarkers.
The image is Tilda with Sunflower, coloured with PMs and Stickled. I don't have any Nestabilities but was sent the bottom mount when I bought something from ebay - the top layer (with Tilda on) was cut out using a Fiskers shape cutter template. I never really got away with using the shape cutter itself so just drew the shape using the template and cut it out with scissors! Everything on the card was distressed with Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint and/or Brushed Corduroy Distress Inks, including the lace ribbon which was white. I think the distressing brings all of the papers together nicely. It all went quite smoothly for my first easel card, next time though I need to remember that the back of the card can be seen - I'd wrapped the lace round then realised you could see it on the back and it didn't look very nice so had to mount it on white card. Never mind, I know for next time!