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Friday, 9 April 2010

A fairy easel card

I've used 'Rosie' a seriously cute little fairy from Michelle Perkett to  make this easel card. Rosie comes with a lovely rosebud background and a gorgeous sentiment too.

Rosie is coloured with promarkers and I've used 'Sparkle' EP to highlight her wings and the flowers on her dress. As usual the sparkle doesn't show up, it just looks a strange shade of green but IRL this EP is fab. This second pic shows a little of the sparkle from the EP

 I didnt have any card the right colours so I used white coloured with promarkers for the matting and layering. the base card is white linen card stamped with one of Joanna Sheens lace stamps and embossed with raspberry sorbet EP. I added some lace from my stash, a little pink velvet ribbon and lots of faux pearls.

The flower is made from beads and what a performance I had making it. It took ages and when I'd got it finished I decided to trim the wire at the back - BIG mistake, things went horribly wrong from there and somehow I ended up with a pile of wire and beads lol. I tried everything to bodge it back together but it was past saving and I had to make another. Needless to say I didn't try to tidy the back of this one lol. I made a raised panel with foam pads, cut a hole in it with my cropodile and mounted it over a blob on silicone glue - popped all the messy wire through the panel so its out of sight.

I'm entering Rosie into the following challenges
Michelle Perkett Studio - your favourite colour combo +lace and pearls (I'm very fickle with colours but I love pastel pink and green together)
Flutter by Wednesday - sparkle + of course a butterfly angel or fairy
Paperplay - Shiny Happy People
Dare you 2 digi-stamp - Metal (the beaded flower is made using wire)
Raise the Bar - Lets spring for it - I thought the little buds and pastels were perfect for a spring card.
Pile it on - Easel Cards

Thanks for looking, have a good weekend
Claire xx


  1. Lovely card - just so pretty and girly. YOU need a medal for perserverance with that gorgeous beaded flower. Love the lace, embossing and everything.

    Janet xx

  2. A gorgeous card Claire,so very

  3. Wow Claire this is lovely and the work that went into the beaded flower was well worth it.

  4. A beautiful card and such a lovely fairy image. Your colouring is gorgeous and I love the easel shape. Thanks for joining us at DU2DS. Chris :)

  5. This is such a beautiful easel card, Claire!!! You did an amazing job with it. Thank you for joining us at Michelle Perkett Studio!!!!

  6. gorgeous card, so pretty...thanks for joining in x

  7. Very pretty! thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  8. Hi Claire.....This is a beautiful easel card! I haven't tried one yet, but I really like the way they look! You did a lovely job coloring Rosie. She's stunning! The beaded flower is awesome and I think I would go blind trying to make one! Pretty Entry!

  9. So pretty! thanks for piling it on with us!

  10. Hi Claire
    This is simply gorgeous. I would like to try making an easel card one day soon.Beautiful!!!
    Hugs Jean

  11. Gorgeous card, Claire. Ingenious idea colouring the matting to match and well done for your persistence on the flower - it is fab.

    Thanks for entering my challenge on PaperPlay this week.

    Julie :o)

  12. Beautiful card Claire, such soft tones.

  13. Hi Claire!

    This is such a gorgeous easel card! I love the pink and green combo too!! Beatiful, Claire!! Thank you so much for such a wonderful entry this week!!



  14. this is a stunning card lots of time and effort has gone into producing a fab creation, I especially love the beaded flower and the embossed lace
    Thanks for joining us this week @ DU2DS

  15. OHHH this is gorgeous, Claire:O) Love the stunning lace, both of them:) Beautiful colouring of that lovely Rosie.
    Thank you for joining Michelle Perkett Studio, good luck!
    Hugs, Nancy;O)

  16. beautiful, love the colors!!! thanks so much for joining us at PIO.

  17. Claire I love your card. Great job!

  18. LOVE the lacey accents ... Just PERFECT! Thanks for joining us at Raise The Bar!


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