Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Papercraft Star Challenge #36

      Papercraft Star offers a spring color palette for this week's challenge.  I've been in a purple mood lately, so I picked out the purples to use on my card.  The image is called "Sisters of Spring" and is by Michelle Perkett.  It's colored with Copic markers.  This is my first attempt at the new craze of making "twisted" easel cards.  The picture makes it look like the bottom of my card is bent but it's not.  The bottom of my lightbox is rounded in the center and wouldn't let the card sit flat.  Have to see what I can do about that.
     Here's a closer pic of the image.  I think they're so pretty.

     Anyway, the card was a cinch to make.  The only difference between this and a regular easel is the direction of your score.  I've used some pretty floral papers from K & Company, added some fun rolled flowers and of course a little purple bling.
     You have until 9:00 p.m. EST on Sunday to link up your project for this week's challenge.  Don't forget our March Grand Prize Sponsor is Michelle's Scrapbooking & More.  Every time you enter a project you earn a chance to win the Grand Prize.


Papers:  K & Company Floral Dreams, Recollections, Gina K Designs pure Luxury
Stamp:  Michelle Perkett "Sisters of Spring"
Ink:  Shabby Shutters Distress ink, Patina Glimmer Mist
             skin E000, E00, E04, E11
             hair E31, E35, YR20, E50, E53, E57
             clothing R000, RV10, RV11, YO2, G82, BG10, BG11,
             ribbon BV000, BV02
             shading C0, C2
Tools:  Nestabilities Standard Circles Large (S4-114), Classic Scalloped Circles Large (S4-124), Classic Ovals large (S4-110), and Classic Scalloped Ovals Large (S4-111); sewing machine
Miscellaneous:  Hug Snug Seam Binding, The Paper Studio adhesive gemstones, pearl beads from my stash


Brenda said...

Gorgeous card. I love that beautifully colored image!

CraftySil said...

I've been wanting to give this card a try...pretty paper combination. Those flowers are so, so cute!

Regan said...

Beautiful card Tracy! I haven't seen the twisted easel cards.. How fun! Fabulous work! Regan

Kristina said...

Wow Tracy, really pretty. I've never heard of a twisted easel card, I'll have to find a tutorial...great job!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

This is so pretty, Tracy! I love the image and the papers you chose! I've never heard of the twisted easel but it is neat!

Unknown said...

Your twisted easel card is very elegant Tracy, both your image and your card itself are very elegant indeed! Hugs, Ira

Angi Barrs said...

Gorgeous creation. The flowers and ribbon are a great added touch. :)

C Stephens said...

This card is just plain beautiful Tracy. Thoe coloring and layering is lovely. Well done!

♥Jan♥ said...

I have never seen a twisted easel card either, it is so effective ! Purple and green (and turquoise !) what a beautiful color combination. We can always count on you to do something amazing, Tracy !!

Kim Duran said...

Tracy, you win for the most clever way of creating an easel card. Just like everyone else, I have never heard of a twisted easel card. I just love it!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Lovely coloring and design!