Thursday, April 1, 2021

Easter Card #3 for Love To Craft April Anything Goes Challenge #57

 Ain't no April foolin', Folks -- it's April 1st and that means time for a new Anything Goes Challenge #57 at Love To Craft! Please take a look-see at what my teamies have made and join us! Any type of art is okay as long as it's family-friendly and not all digital. And you can enter 5 different projects. I'm sharing my team design with you today, an Easter card for my mother-in-law. She loves easel cards, so I happily obliged. I'd never done a landscape easel, but the sketch I'd chosen called out to me, 'Fold it across the middle!' Seriously, it kinda did! lol So this is my very organic attempt at one and I think it worked well, even without following any tutorial. Thank goodness it wasn't rocket science! ;-)

This card began with a line drawn 4x6" Kaisercraft for Coloring post card I received as a freebie in an online order a few months back. I tossed it into a stack to look at later. Well, I got tired of moving it around and began coloring it with Promarkers, Pitt Artist Pens and Flair Pens. I used silver metallic gel pen on the fence gate, too. When finished, I laid it aside to dry. Then as I began planning for Easter cards, I really wanted to used these adorable Little Lambkins by Jan's Digital Stamps. (They're like Easter Trick-or-Treaters!) But I groaned lazily at the thought of creating another scene. And then, it came to me. Just like PB meets J, lol. And I went looking for a sketch and the rest you know.

   
SplitCoastStampers Sketch SC691 is a good little utility sketch, especially for digis and for stamped scenes. In this case, I used both! I resized the sketch in PSE for 5x7" and the post card I'd colored was a perfect fit for Element #4 of the sketch. The horizontal element I chose the striped ribbon for is a great way to hide the card front easel fold, too. 

The springy green card stock came from a DCWV 4.5x6.5 Mat Stack I've had forever, and the card base is white Recollections heavy card stock. The flowers and greenery on the easel stop were cut with Hot Off The Press Tiny Flowers and Leaves die and colored with Promarkers. I also used Promarkers to color up the Lambkins which as popped up with thin dimensionals. I used Viva Decor Pearl Pen and Stickles to dot the flower centers along with a few tiny punched circles. A Lawn Fawn Happy Easter die cut out of Recollections scrap finished up the easel stop. I did add a skinny butterfly ribbon to the stop edge to give it a touch more height for ease in setting up the easel. My m-i-l is an old pro at setting up my folds but she's also 91, so I do try to make it easy for her. I also include a little modeling graphic I found on Pinterest and printed out. Never assume your recipient knows how to gently unfold a fun fold. I've heard stories of cards being torn trying to set up the display. Just sayin'...

   
Here is the inside of the card when opened out flat, and the back when displayed. I created the sentiment in PSE and printed. On my back I used some DCWV card stock scrap from a previous project and hand-stamped and white-heat-embossed a Lawn Fawn siggie stamp before adhering to my base. I also matted the bottom of the card with another piece of this scrap. When the card comes out of the envelope is the only time it's seen, but I do like to paper all surfaces when I can. ;-)

Those Lambkins need a close-up, Mr. Deville! Each lamb and the basket are all separate images. I worked with the png's in the set did a little PSE maneuvering before printing out. They're just so cute!

And a close-up of the flowers. Love the weave going on in the card stock. Reminds me of my childhood, always getting some new kind of springy wardrobe item to wear for Easter Sunday church. I know I had a little purse with a weave and probably a jacket or two.

And a final view. Thanks for visiting and allowing me to share my art with you. I'll be back tomorrow with another Easter card, but until then enjoy your Easter weekend! XOX

MY CHALLENGE PLAYLIST:
2.   Jan's Digi Stamp March Challenge: AG -- #1/5  I've used Jan's Little Lambkins digi set
3.   Inkspirational Challenge #235: Fur or Feathers -- Lambs have wooly fur   
9.   Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 12: AAG with Colouring -- #1/2 I used Promarkers, Pitt Artist Pens and Flair Pens and gel pens to colour, I used the sponsor's digi too.
10. Time Out Challenge #184: Inspired By Words -- 
11. I Love Promarkers #432: AG + Opt. Ribbon or Twine -- #1/3 Promarkers used / Option played! Ribbon
13. Passion for Markers Week 585: Something Beginning with B -- Promarkers used / Bird, Birdhouse, Basket
18. A Place to Start March #3: Pick a Shape -- #3/8  RECTANGLE card shape  
21. Double Trouble #80: Something, Anything, Everything -- #2/3  I made a card using my stash and colored the background and the lambs with my Promarkers and various pens, then linked it to The Paper Funday Challenge #27. So all 3 Things were obeyed!  
  

27 comments:

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

So darling. Love the fold and the cute scene you made. Very interesting fold. Nicely embellished as usual.

Rain said...

Oh Aimeslee!!! What a darling and beautiful card! I love it!!! :)))

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Love what you have done with the landscape easel, the characters are a joy and the background scene is just beautiful, a Gorgeous card Aimeslee.
Faith x

Jan Mahew said...

Aimslee, Terrific easel card! Love that you used items you had on hand. Thank you for showcasing "Lambikins" they look like they were enjoying their surroundings. I love seeing how others see and use the images and that you thought enough to share them with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Stay safe, healthy and happy crafting!
Hugs,
Jan
(Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

Leslie said...

Love this design, and those characters are adorable!

Ella's Design said...

What a fab little scene you've created for those cute Lambkins, Aimeslee! Such a bright and cheery card...
Thanks again for playing along with my challenge this week at Passion for Markers! Lisa x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Loving this very detailed and sweet Easter scene, thanks for sharing this in our challenge at Passion for Markers this week.
Lorraine DT

Pia S said...

I get a lot of spring feel from your card. Beautifully detailed background for the fun sheep. Cute! Thanks for joining our challenge at Inkspirational

D.L. Walls said...

Your MIL is going to love her card, well done! I love all the bright colors and the sold. Thanks for entering your project in the Paper Funday Challenges and we hope to see you again next month! Donna, DT

ahlers5 said...

What a cute card! I love the lambs. You are always so dang creative. I almost always feel brain dead when I actually have to start putting a card together.

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Seems you had a lot of fun with your adorable easel card, great combination of the different products in your stash. Adorable and fun card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and the Paper Fun Day challenge.

My name is Erika. said...

Those sheep are also sweet Aimeslee. This is a wonderful Easter card. Thanks for sharing with us at Try It On Tuesday, and hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend.

Melanie Hungerford said...

Love all the details and great coloring you did to create such a fun and festive card, the colors are so bright and pretty too. Thanks for playing along at Double Trouble!

Chana Malkah said...

Love the fun colors and those adorable images! Nicely done!
Hugz,
Chana Malkah

Deanne Saunders said...

Your card is so cute!! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Alyson Mayo said...

Oh, how cute! The critters are great on the front and I love how you finished every aspect of the card. SO many details - blows me away! Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

Billie A said...

Cute card and scene. Darling images. Thanks for sharing over at Crafty Gals Corner, Aud Sentiments, Colour Crazy

LOU said...

Gorgeous easel card Aimeslee. Love your scene.
Lou xo

Cards By MI said...

Really cute and a lovely scenery. Thanks for playing along with us over at Passion for Markers.
Love n hugs
Marie

Cardsbykatefletcher said...

This is adorable and I love your colouring on the figures. Thanks for sharing it with us at Paper Fundays Challenge. Kate Dt

Monica C. said...

What a great easel card!! Those lambs are a perfect fit for that background scenery. I am sure your MIL loved it!
Hugs Monica

Marjut said...

Lovely! Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.

Crafts in the Command Center said...

Fun card. I love the scene. I love how unique it is. Dorlene

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Those little lambkins are so sweet, I love the scene you created around them, they look so happy. Beautiful work.
Creative Hugs Tracey xx

Jackie Cornfield said...

Just perfect for the Challenge!
Great project!
We are so happy that you have shared this with us here at Colour Crazy.
Stay safe and well.
Good luck and we hope you will come back again! Jackie DT Member xxx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Aah! Love those happy lambs! Well done for making this little scene! Thank you for joining us again at Try It On Tuesday, Chrisx

Let's Art Journal said...

Oh, those little lambkins are adorable 😁. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday again! Take care! Hugs, Jo x