Sunday, July 3, 2011

My first easel card....FINALLY!!

Yes, these easel cards have been around awhile, but I finally just made my first one. I just could not figure out that darn fold, lol. Can you imagine me making like....a BOX....or something really fancy like that?? Anything with more than one score really is confusing to me!



So here is Milton's Fall Harvest, sitting happily on an easel. Hmmmm....is he looking rather festive? That's because I used papers from both Basic Grey Figgy & Wassail -- I just love the shades of red & green in these papers. If anyone knows some non-Christmas lines that have the darker red (like Riding Hood Red) & olive green -- let me know! I think these are the colors I use the very most!





I was really on a roll for a while there with my Copics, but I decided to go with the pencils this time. And you can't tell --shoulda gotten a close up -- but I used clear glaze on all the apples so they are all shiny & ready to eat.




I don't know why I even try with the reds --- I've edited & re-edited but the color still doesn't look right. I took this shot hoping you could see the Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist on the flowers --- but you'll have to squint, lol.





Ahhhh yes, now that I have made one & it didn't turn out backwards or upside down, I see more easel cards in my future! I always decorate my insides anyway, so I may as well make it something that can be displayed :)





I chose this image because Milton is one of my favorites -- illustrated a long long time ago by my good friend Crissy. Well it so happens that she is looking for someone to join her design team! So I thought --- what the heck! She's not exactly demanding ---- one card a month is all that is required -- even *I* can make one card a month! If you want to check out the details---- go to THIS POST HERE read all about it!!





That's it for me!! I hope everyone in the States has a fantastic & SAFE 4th of July! Don't forget to enter my blog candy -- details in the post above!!!

16 comments:

Carole of Brum said...

I love your card, and the colours are just GORGEOUS, I love the deeper reds and olive greens too and not just for Christmas. Your Milton looks fab, great job. CoB

Crissy Armstrong said...

I love this Michelle! I think that colour combo is gorgeous too. Your soft colouring, ooooh, I love it! And the layout of the panels is really beautiful. I have yet to make an easel card myself. I'm like you... one fold only please! heh-heh I'll get brave one of these days! Super job hun!

Linda Palmer said...

Love you Milton card. I love him too! Your coloring has always been beautiful and your cards are always great. This one is beautiful.

Kelly Schelske said...

Love Milton Michelle!! What a fabulous easel card:-)

Happy 4th of July for tomorrow!

Squirrel x said...

Well, all I can say hun, is that it was worth the wait - what a stunning work of art! Milton is looking mighty fine and the colours totally suit the image. I don't think red and green should make us think of Christmas - after all, poppies are summer flowers! Hugs Sxx

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

*GORGEOUS* card Michelle! Love the colors and Milton is colored so beautifully. And you did an Easel Card at long last! They do look awesome, don't they? It's about as difficult as I go though - I am pretty much a one-trick pony when it comes to card designs as I don't like to think too hard LOL!

Good luck for joining Crissy's DT - I would snap you up in a heartbeat!

{{hugs}} Jocelyn

Jenny said...

Love this card. The colours you have used look fabulous. Ta heaps for the inspiration. hugs jenny b x

Regena said...

Hey way to go!! ur card is beautiful..making an easel card is something I want to make too..they look lke a lot of fun to make

Rea said...

Hi Michelle, I can see why your card took awhile, you put alot of work into it. The image is so cute, and I love the papers and flowers you used. I could tell you spritzed them. Happy 4th! Hugs

Stephanie Lee said...

Your colors are divine!! No easel card for me yet either ...

Niki Estes said...

Absolute adorable! I love the easel style. I haven't made one yet either, but I always love looking at them. :)

Kitika said...

Your card is fabulous, love the colours - the eye candy!

Michele Spera said...

Lovely job on this creation!,thank you for joining us at Sundays with Crissy
Michele

Pops x said...

HI sweetie, this is gorgeous i love the colours that you have chosen, and what a sweet image, hugs Pops x x

Digi Darla said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! (and the card is great,too :) You are one talented lady!
Best of luck on the DT call...I know I would be thrilled to have you join the DigiDarla team! You are awesome! :)
In case you are interested, there are free digis over on the Challenge blog (digidarla.com).

Tammi said...

Can't believe this is your first one, it's stunning! They ARE addicting once you start, lol! Pretty colors/coloring, love this!

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