Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Easel Card for Tuesday Throwdown #205

    Today we begin another challenge at Tuesday Throwdown  and we have a new sponsor on board -- Flourish with a Bling.   Our theme is "Make Your Own Flowers."   I did an easel card, something I haven't done in a while so it felt good to do an older technique again.

Even though it's an easel card, I used the sketch from


     Both the digital image and the sentiment are from TLC.  I printed the image 4 times; once on plain white paper (for the hand-colored base), and then once each on blue, pink and lavender paper for paper piecing the flower on the image.  I colored the leaves and the one flower on the far left with ProMarkers, then fussy cut each of the other flowers from the colored papers.  I crinkled them and layered them together to make the main flower in the image and to give it some dimension.

     The dp is from the "Dream Catcher" stack by First Edition and it's embossed and glittered.  The flower used as the easel stopper is also hand made from punched flower petal layers and the bow is one of those I make by the dozens.  I added pearls to both flower centers and to the bow for a bit of bling.

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     We'd love to see what kinds of hand made flowers you love to create so get some made, add them to a paper-crafting project, and come share it with us in our challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this week.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


  1. Your handmade flower is gorgeous! Love the vibrant colors, so pretty.

  2. This is gorgeous,love the image and fab colours.xxx

  3. Gorgeous!!!! I missed that TLC sentiment ...love love love it and need to go find it. There you go with the beautiful purples.

  4. Gorgeous flowers and love the sentiment. Beautiful background too.
    Linda xxx

  5. Love this. I'm going in search of both the image and sentiment. Great paper piecing.

  6. Beautiful! Love the easel card and think I've only made one in my life!!! Beautiful colors and flowers.

  7. Love the dimension of your layers of paper pieced flowers. Very elegant!

  8. Gorgeous card..thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge..Sue DT x

  9. So beautiful! Loving the colors you used- and you do Purples so well! The easel card is a wonderful layout as well. Love TLC- I know I have the flower- I love the sentiment as well!

  10. What a darling sentiment and a lovely card too. I'm sure it will be very appreciated.


  11. I love your beautiful pansy and the way you layered it gives it a great sense of dimension!! Great card :)

  12. Stunning card. Love how you've made the flowers.

    Thanks for playing along at MTTC this fortnight. Jo :)

  13. Your card is lovely! Thank you for joining us at ABC CHALLENGE! Good luck and I hope we see more of your lovely work in our future challenges!

  14. Gorgeous hand made flower, NC!
    hugs, Asha

  15. Waw What a gorgeous creation. Thank you for joining us at ABC Challenge. Hugs! Mojca

  16. Wonderful card.
    Thanks for joining us at fairy Tale.
    HUgs stine


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