Monday, January 6, 2014

My Artistic Adventure Challenge # 1

Happy Day, Everyone!

Today I am sharing an easel style card that I made using a collage sheet from Heather Hudson's Etsy shop.  Heather is an incredibly talented lady!  I was excited to see recently that she is starting a series of challenges this year.  This news fit perfectly with my plan to enter more challenges.  So I am jumping right in by entering the My Artistic Adventures Challenge # 1.

I used Heather's Shabby Vintage  Chic Valentine's Day Romantic Music Tags Digital Collage sheet to make the tag that is the focal point for this easel card.  I chose to use the sepia toned version, and used all of the elements on the card.  Don't you just love the little girl and vintage typewriter photo?  I think it is adorable. 

This view shows the easel a bit better.  The card base and layers were cut with my digital cutter and a file from My Scrap Chick.  The cool thing about easel cards is that they fold flat for mailing, but are easily assembled into a display. 

I enjoyed using a pre-designed card base, so that I could focus more on the wonderful focal elements than the construction.  I used some lace from Really Reasonable Ribbon, inked the embossed layers with Distress Ink in Brushed Corduroy, and dyed the bias tape, also from RRR, with Distress Stains in Vintage Photo and Dusty Concord.  The little newsprint "Candies" are from RRR as well. 

I used an Idea-Ology custom fastener with the lovely bird element from the collage sheet:

I love all of the texture that Heather incorporated into this collection.  There are so many interesting layers on each little piece of art. 
I want to thank you for stopping by my blog today to check out my project. 
Be well,
Supplies and Tools used in this project include:
Digital Collage Sheet from My Artistic Adventures
Lace and Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon
Distress Inks and Stains
Stashed papers
Recollections metal arrow
My Scrap Chick Easel Cards SVG File
Scotch Quick Dry Glue for Paper
ATG Tape gun
Candies newsprint "buttons"
Idea-Ology Custom Fastener
foam adhesive squares
Sizzix Big Kick
Anna Griffin Embossing Folder


  1. Elizabeth this is FABULOUS!! I was so excited when i saw that you had linked up!! I just LOVE your easel card!! Great idea to use the ideology custom fastener!! Beautiful!! Thank you so much for the shout out and playing in my first "My Artistic Adventure" challenge!! You are the best!!

    1. Thanks, Heather! It was so much fun to design a card using your collage sheets. Can't wait to do another one!

  2. I am in love with your take on Heather's collage sheet! Lovely, lovely layers and an unusual colour combination, I am going to remember that one and STEAL it LOL Thanks for joining in the fun at "My Artistic Adventure" challenge.

    1. Thanks, Sandi. Feel free to "steal" the color combo, LOL! I just wanted something a bit different for this valentine.

  3. Heather's collage elements look lovely on your beautiful easel card. Thanks for jumping in at My Artistic Adventures challenge! Helene DT

    1. Thanks, Helene! It was fun to use Heather's collage sheet for this card.

  4. Love your easel card! Great use of Heather's collage set! Love that custom fastener! Thanks for joining us at My Artistic Adventures!

  5. Thanks, Carol. I loved using Heather's beautiful images for my card.


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