Thursday, 14 April 2011

Can someone tell me.....

how to take better pics of easel cards?????????!!!!! LOL
I have fiddled about with this and took zillions and am still not happy with the pic of the one that shows off the easel bit!

Never mind, am sure you'll get the general idea and as always this will end up in the 'pink stash' I think!

So here is the delectable 'Tatty Button'. For those of you who don't know Tatty is the creation of my blogger buddy Ange. How delicious to have your work made into stamps and CD's etc - (I knew her when she had nothing.....LOL). Seriously, she must have got a huge buzz when she first saw all her lovely drawings made into stamps, so Congrats again Ange!

This stamp is called 'Lazy Day' and is one of a few I now posess - all of them are fab and I love her to bits! (Tatty that is not Ange.... although she's an OK sort of person  
I coloured her with promarkers and added a bit of Cosmic Shimmer Violet Frost over her dress. I like lilac and green together and thought these Dovecraft 'Back to Basics' papers went well. I cut out the circle freehand so had to distress the edges a bit! I dusted the 'block' paper and the edges of the circle with some Shabby Shutters Distress Ink, and layered it onto the background paper using 3d pads. The spotty semi circle was also layered with 3d dots and Tatty was placed 'lazing about' on the top.
The green spotty ribbon matched the paper perfectly and I had the lilac ribbon and brads that co ordinated with the papers and I added some lilac flowers with card candy centres (which I coloured with a Meadow Green Promarker).
The sentiments are computer generated and cut out with nesties and finally of course, I had to add a couple of little lilac buttons with some tatty cotton!

Challenges -
Fab N Funky - Spotty and Dotty
Digital Tuesday - Little Women
Papertake Weekly - Truly Dimensional
My Time to Craft - On the Spot
Pixie Cottage - Special Lady
Freshly Brewed - Cute and Sweet


Monica said...

Such lovely colours and the image is so very cute. The crumpled flowers look so real.

xxx Monica

Pat said...

Lovely card, great layout and image. Thanks for joining in the challenge at MTTC this week.

Pat xx

georgina said...

This is such a beautiful card Viv,not bad for a scouse LOL luv Georginax

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

That picture looks fine to me, Viv. I like easel cards too and they are the only ones I always use the camera for. Most of the others I just put on the scanner and do them that way. Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog.

fatmonica said...

What a great card.That stamp is just gorgeous-I'll be checking that out!

Jules said...

Hi Viv

I always struggle to take pictures of them too .. ... whatever their shape or size.

I think you have done far better than I ever manage though.

Great card. Love the flowers and colours very much .. .. and your image is great.

Love Jules xx

Sadilla said...

very pretty, great job!
thanks for joining us at the pixie cottage

coops said...

gorgeous card viv.the image is fab and i love your colour combo and flowers :D

xx coops xx

Lynne said...

It`s a gorgeous card Viv and the photo`s not bad at all.
Love the colour combo and flower. I will have to check out these stamps.
Lynne xxx

Anne said...

A beautiful card! Thanks for playing with us at the Pixie Cottage!

Hugs, Anne

Lee said...

Really gorgeous card.i always struggle taking pics of easel cards too.x

Random Acts of Krafting said...

Adorable, and I have never seen this image before. Thanks for playing with The Pixie Cottage.

karen said...

Fabulous card, love the papers, thanks for going dotty with us at fab n funky, hope to see you again, Karenx

MiamiKel said...

This is really fabulous and wonderful! Thank you for joining the Fresh Brewed Challenge Blog this week with your card creation!

Katie said...

Super card!
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage :)

Maureen said...

It took a while but the end result is brilliant!!

Anonymous said...

beautiful card and love your colour scheme. Thank you for joining us at fab n funky this week.

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

Oh my goodness this is adorable! I love the image and the colors. Easel cards are hard to photograph, but yours is perfectly done. I love it!!!

Thanks for playing along this week at Freshly Brewed Challenges Cute and Sweet challenge

Hugs! Heather

Ange J Lee said...

Grrrr darn computers! this is the umpteenth attempt to get my comment posted!...fingers crossed it works...and that is if Viv also approves it LOL!
YAY....oh Viv what a lovely card you've made. LOVE the colours LOVE that flower! THANK YOU for buying my Tatty stamps, THANK YOU for making such an adorable card, THANK YOU for linking and saying nice things about me. Really enjoy reading your blog and apologise I don't comment enough...but I do pop by here often! Ange XXX