Thursday, February 19, 2015

Easel Cards for Twisted Thursday

     This week we have a new theme and a new challenge at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday.  As always, our theme is "Anything Goes" but we have an optional twist of "Easel Cards."  We're sponsored by Stitchy Bear and they generously supplied images for each of the DT members to use.  Mine is called "Tree on a Hill" and I see a few of the other gals decided to use it this week, too.


     I added just enough pastel coloring to the image so that it would look like spring was just about to burst through all the dark winter gloom.  I die cut the image with a deckle edge die, then inked the edge.  The doily is cut with a Cheery Lynn die.  I used spring green CS for the card front and added the flower embellies on the front and on the inside for the easel stop.

     Challenges:

    I hope you'll come and play with us this week.  We'd love to see your easel cards if you want to do the twist and if not, you can always do just the Anything Goes part.  However, there is an advantage to doing the twist; instead of only being able to do one entry, you can do two, increasing your chances of winning one of the prizes not only for the Thursday challenge, but for The Outlawz overall.  Hope to see you.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

23 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

I really should start to make more easel cards. You did such a beautiful job with this one and, yes, I can see spring peeking through on your card. I cannot see it peeking though anywhere near my house though. You give me hope, Connie.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Oh my gosh, this is outstanding. What a great design.

jimlynn said...

Connie, that tree really does look like Spring is on the way! Love all that bright green and this is a wonderful easel card! Fantastic!!!
Lynn

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous and love the colour. Beautiful tree image too.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Benzi said...

I really love that tree and it looks just like one I have in the woods behind my house. A super card, Connie.

Asha said...

So beautiful, so lush! Getting a head start on your birthday? And why not?! It's a gorgeous card, NC.
hugs, Asha

Juliz Design Post said...

What a great burst of fresh green with your CL doily die and your tree looks fab. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck.
Julie x

Darcy Schroeder said...

Just so gorgeous, NanaConnie!!! Love the hopefulness of spring on its way!! Very nice easel card, too--I love your design. Thanks for joining our challenge at Through the Craft Room Door (TTCRD)!
Hugs
Darcy

Teresa Arsenault said...

Ooh, I love that tree. You did a gorgeous job with it.
Hugs,
Teresa

Chasing the Dream said...

This is a gorgeous easel beauty. Fab image and colors.
Hugs
Berni

CA Scrapper said...

So pretty! Thanks for joining us this week at Die Cuttin' Divas.

Leslie

mylittlecraftblog said...

That tree is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week!

Evelyn

Sassy Raggedy said...

Very different shaped card. Love the tree and doily. Wonderful NC..Hugs, joann

Patricia St Martin said...

Good luck sweetie seen your card was entered in TTCRD so thought I stop by and say Hi!!!! Love your card and the way you added the doily. Thank so much for joining us at Though the Craft room Door challenge.
Fabulous ideas and great inspiration.
Hugz from Wisconsin, Patricia
rubber stamping is my game blog

Corina said...

Love your tree image and I really like the vibrant green of the doily bring out your colouring of the branches. Thank you for joining in on the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs!

Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

What a fun design with your Easel card here! Love the vibrant greens you have chosen also. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs this week. Best wishes!

Sandy Hulsart said...

Lovely easel card, Connie. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge

Lynda said...

Lovely layout and the pretty image :-) Thankyou for joining us for our Spring Pastels challenge over at Digi Choosday this week Lynda DT xx

Dawn Lancaster said...

Great card NC, I do love a twisted easel & this has worked perfectly with your image! I must check out that doily die! xx

Janet McLaughlin said...

NC, this is a stunning easel card! Love how you used the doily!

Meighan Wheller said...

Fabulous Easel card and love the image. Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Challenges. Meighan DT

Crafting Vicky said...

What a fun easel! Love the image you have used and all the great shades of green!

Thanks for joining us in our Spring time pastels challenge at Digi Choosday Crafting Vicky (DT)

tanya miller said...

Love the green!! Thanks for entering the Digi Choosday Springtime Pastels challenge