Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Restless Thoughts Easel Card

Easel cards are my very favorite type of cards. They're so easy to make, the recipients always seem amazed by them, and I love how you can display both the message and the front of the card at the same time. So today I thought I'd show you how I make an easel card.

I've used Ching Chou Kuik's beautiful Restless Thoughts image. I bought it a very long time ago, but it remains one of my favorite images to color. The long lush hair, the cute wings and the great background can make for so many different looking cards, depending on the colors you use. And even though I always think of autumn when I see mushrooms, you could really color them anyway you like.

Most of my cards are 6x6 inches, so normally I use a 6x6 piece of cardstock as my front of the card. But this time I wanted it to look a little different when having the card open and on display. So I cut out a doily circle with my Cameo, and used that to mount the pretty image on.

I've used Copics and Prismacolor Pencils to color her in, and these are the ones I used:
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20, Light Peach, Peach, Beige
Eyes: E30, E31, E34, E37
Lips: R21
Dress: BG72, BG75, BG78, BG99
Hair: E50, Y21, YR14, E15
Wings: BG000, BG10, BG11
Mushrooms: V0000, V25, V28, E81, E84, E87, E30, E31, E33, W3
Background: Mediterranean Blue, Light Cerulean Blue, 30% Warm Grey, 50% Warm Grey, Goldenrod, Light Umber, Sandbar Brown, Martine Green

I absolutely love cheese cloth for added texture, and thought it would be perfect for a card with an autumn mood to it. It's so easy to rip and tear into this gorgeous mess. I also distressed the edges of paper and cardstock with dark brown ink and a distressing tool.

This image is available at the Sweet Pea Stamps store as a digi image or in a rubber version.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.


  1. Beautiful - love the colors and your coloring is fab!!!

  2. Wow Lina!!!! Your coloring is gorgeous. Love how you shade her face.

  3. Totally LOVE Your coloring! ! It's outstanding xx
    Sande xx

  4. Absolutely stunning Lina, gorgeous colours and can see why you love this digi so much :) :) xxxx

  5. What a gorgeous card, I totally love the stitching and the beautiful papers you used. Wonderful work. Cheers, Holley

  6. Gorgeous creation, fabulous attention to detail. I too love cheesecloth but I haven't been able to buy any here don't know why. Cheers