Friday, 30 July 2010

A Little Work of Art

Happy Friday...and didn't the week fly by again? It's crazy...I blink and there it goes...

But, another day, another card and another image from those fabulous stamps from Kanban. Once again, I wanted to create the feel of an old painting to this card and thought it would lend itself perfectly to the easel style of card. When I look at the items I purchase or am fortunate and lucky enough to be given...I always like to think outside the box! Sometimes, I make these things harder for myself than I probably should but I've always liked to include my inspirations in my card making. And one of those inspirations is art...these images really do lend themselves to be anything you want but for me...they really are like works of art by some wonderful French artist in the 19th Century...and I really hope I've created that feel, my little work of art!
Once again, the image is stamped and coloured with Promarkers for that flawless look that they give. I used some wonderful papers, that I've been keeping for the right moment and they were the absolutely perfect, colour match for this image and I also used Tim Holtz's paper distresser around the edges to give that aged look to the paper. Highlights of Distress Stickles glitter, a Tim Holtz adage ticket, some mulberry paper flowers that I hand tinted by hand with Distress Inks and card candy were all my little finishing touches. And voila... 
Hope you all have a fabulous, relaxing weekend...
Love Emma


  1. Very apt to have your little work of art on an easel card - love the papers she's stamped onto too - looks like canvas! It's gorgeous Emma.

    Love Lynda xxx

  2. Really LOVE your easel cards so much! a break from the traditional card and REALLY displays your craft quite nicely!

    Beautiful, elegant image is set off so nicely by the colours of the backing paper...and an especially nice little touch of folding the corner a bit! :) further adds to the aged look...

    Superb!!! :D


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