Monday, March 22, 2010

Curious Little Challenge Blog - Who R U? / Just Magnolia - Easel Cake

Well today a little package arrived in the mail. I have been desperately awaiting my Easter Collection from Magnolia. I had also ordered these jewels in every color, and had to incorporate them into this card, so these are the blue jewels from Magnolia. They are tear drop shape and in all sorts of colors, and they are stunning, so you'll be seeing lots of them on the cards for the next bit, lol.

Well at The Curious Little Challenge Blog they are celebrating Chapter 5 of Alice in Wonderland with a Whooooooo Rrrrrrrrrr Uuuuuu challenge by the Caterpillar. I decided to try something a little different. I took my Magnolia stamp "Chasing Butterflies" and stamped her not getting any ink on her pockets on the apron and the polka dots on the apron. I colored her in Alice colors. Then came the hard part. I didn't have a single caterpillar stamp. I did have a mini brass embossing plate with a tiny caterpillar on it, and I tried sponging it. It didn't turn out too great, so I added mini buttons over top to make my caterpillar. I punched my butterfly out with 2 Martha Stewart punches and added rhinestones down the middle for the body. I added some Kaiser Craft - Airy Fairy paper, Papertrey ribbon with a nice bow, and the new Magnolia jewels.

I decided to make it into an Easel card for Just Magnolia's challenge this week. To prop it up I cut out some mauve cardstock with my picket fence Martha Stewart boarder punch. I added mini flowers with another Martha punch, and put rhinestones in the middle of the flowers. To finish it off I used 2 sentiments. The smaller one on the outside of the card is from MSE, and the inner verse is from Cornish Heritage Farms - Friendship Collection.

Why not try your hand at an easel card, they're tons of fun.
Hugs xx


Danielle said...

Very cute card Carolyn! I love how creative you got with your caterpillar - so sweet! Those blue gems are gorgeous and the easel card with picket fence is such a lovely finish!
Hugs, Danielle

dolcreations said...

What an adorable way to do the caterpillar! Very creative! Love that new collection! Great Alice look!!! Beautiful easel card!!

Debbie Pamment said...

This is such a cute easel card - LOVE your cute little caterpillar. Wonderful details for a gorgeous card!

Karen Wilson said...

Hi Carolyn! Great easel card and I LOVE how you did your caterpillar!! That's quite creative.

Erin said...

Great cards, love the caterpillar. Thanks for joining us at Oh, Alice.

Dena said...

Carolyn! Your card is adorable! The caterpillar is such a clever idea! You used such pretty colors too!
Thanks for joining Just Magnolia this week!
Hugs, Dena