Thursday, 29 July 2010

Easel cards

Despite DH being away in Singapore on a training course this week, and me thinking I would have a lovely time to myself crafting and watching what I want on TV, that hasn't happened! Does it ever? Hehee. I made a suggestion at church on Sunday, and somehow ended up taking on a few big jobs. Learning it all and getting it done took me until Wednesday tea-time - not what I had planned for my time. But it's all for a good cause and next week onwards won't take as long.

So after all that bum-numbing computer work I took today "off" for some fun. In between putting the laundry out on the line and bringing it in a few times when a shower came over, I managed to make my two current favourite cards. I absolutely love the Basic Grey Indian Summer paper collection, but I think that on their 12"x12" papers the designs are too big. On the 6"x6" papers everything is scaled down which I prefer.

I just discovered that the envelopes for the two packs of 50 square card blanks I've got are 4mm too high for the "small letter" size. 4mm. So I have to pay an extra 75 cents to post these cards internationally........ Yeah. I thought that too. I must remember to chop a little off the cards I make and fold the envelopes down, OR use these blanks only for hand-delivered cards. Today's are for hand-delivery, and being easel cards they "use up" the cards one and a half times faster.

The Basic Grey challenge this fortnight is to use stitching (real or faux). Mine is very faux! I pricked holes and joined them up with a sepia pen - I think it looks pretty authentic from a distance. The Indian Summer papers are spot on for Colour Create's challenge of hot pink, warm orange and saffron, and Charisma Cardz just wants "something with a tail" this week. Finally Friday Sketchers has this pretty sketch for us, which I rotated:

And my creations.

Other items used:
  • chipboard birds by Twiddleybitz
  • coloured with Smooch Inks (molasses, luscious lime and kiwi)
  • bird stamp by Tim Holtz
  • sentiment stamp by Hero Arts
  • inks: Versamark sepia and Dewdrop water-based orange and yellow
  • ribbon from dollar store
  • brads from stash


Liz's creative corner said...

Thanks for joining us at colour create with this lovely card, fantastic take on the colours and great images, hugs Liz & Janiel xx

Georgina said...

Rosey - these cards are amazing - I love the colours and everything about them. Great job

Rica said...

Hi hun, just check you've got the right sketch photo - I've a funny feeling that is a Lili of the Valley sketch, not disimilar to Friday Sketchers. Gorgeous cards, love the TH bird stamp and gorgeous papers, I have the big ones too, not the easiest to use, but so lovely.
You don't have to use a card for Truly Scrumptious, any project will do.
Stop taking on too many projects and learn to say NO.
hugs Heather xx

Faye said...

Your creation is beautiful, I love easel cards and this one is fab. Thanks so much for playing at Charisma. x

Squirrel said...

Dear Heather - oops, you're absolutely right. I downloaded the wrong sketch for my blog, not to work from thank goodness. All corrected now!
Thanks for clarifying the TS rules!
Rosey x

Paul said...

Have just finished and posted my Charisma Cardz Project for the Something with a Tail Challenge and now having a look around to see what others have done. Thanks for showing your work and letting me visit.