Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday: #178 Easel Card


Today I decided to give this week's Make it Monday challenge a try. I loved that easel idea and it's good to try something different - get those creative juices flowing right? I cut my easel using a few of the Fabulous Frames dies (cut out the "legs" with the largest frame die and then added one of the detail dies). Then I used the Woodgrain Impression dies to give my easel a little more authenticity :-) I also cut a few strips to use at the bottom of the easel to create the ledge. I sponged on some Kraft ink onto the Kraft cardstock to bring out the woodgrain. Now onto the image area. I decided since my kids aren't in school anymore, I'd make a card for a friend who has been ill. I wanted the easel to hold a little work of art (the whole easel thing was making me flashback to one of my studio classes in college anyway). I used some watercolor paper and stamped the image and sentiment from the Autumn Abundance stamp set. I love that set. Such beautiful images. Then I set about watercoloring it using inks from PTI: Scarlet Jewel, Harvest Gold, Fine Linen and Kraft. The green is Old Olive from StampinUp. Anyway I really like how it came out - love those Make it Mondays!

I wish the second photo could've been better but wanted to include it anyway so you can see how this little card looks standing up. So cute.

11 comments:

Noreen Fontana said...

Very nice! Thanks for sharing.

artful-notions said...

Oh Tracey, I love this! Great idea to turn the easel into a showpiece for art! Definitely art worthy! One of my fav stamp sets, too!

Kathryn A said...

Oh, I love this, too! Artwork on an easel! Genius!

Anonymous said...

You used one of my favorite images on your easel card,
and you make it look so inviting and friendly in its appearance.
I'm sure your friend will like receiving your "work of heart",
The texture on the wood completes the look.
Little Mabel

Maureen said...

love those additions to the easel...so authentic!

Jacquie Southas said...

Love your twist on the easel card - I will definitely be CASEing this :)

the primitive country bug said...

Love your bit of artwork! The wood grain on the easel is perfect and your "painting" is the perfect finishing touch.

Luanne said...

Darling!

Karen Wade said...

I love the autumn theme. You did a great job on your card!

June Houck said...

oooo, a literal easel card! This is lovely, Tracy!

Linda said...

Love your easel and the beautiful pitcher of flowers.