Tuesday, 14 October 2014

An Easel Card

This week at Cardz 4 Guyz we would like you to share an easel card - one suitable for a man, of course!

My DT card is made using a decoupage and paper which will be on the forthcoming La Pashe CD, The Best of La Pashe 2014  but are also included in the Male Hobbies download available from the site. Not that painting is an exclusively male hobby, but on the other hand this is a card that any artistically inclined man would really appreciate.

I hope my art > easel  train of thought isn't too much of a cliché! To make the raised part of the bottom of the card that the easel rests against, I cut an artists palette shape freehand from some kraft card and added paint splodges cut from some of the backing paper. And as a finishing touch I added a couple of small paintbrushes that have been sitting in my craft stash for years - they came with a glass painting kit but I preferred to use my existing brushes. I always knew they would come in handy some time! If you wanted to make a similar card but didn't have any spare paintbrushes, one or two small pencils would do the trick.

I'm joining in with
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for October
Crafting at the Weekend - Challenge 6


Cazro said...

Your card is amazing Jane, I love how you have created the artist's palette and used the old brushes. A wonderful completed project. Thanks so much for the clever inspiration for the challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

JayBe said...

This is fab, Jane - I love the little artist's palette and real brushes, they compliment your card so well.
Hugz, Jan xx

Isobel said...

Great card thanks for sharing at crafting at the weekend good luck x

Julie B said...

This is a really well designed and coordinated easel card Jane. :)

gobarb26 said...

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Teresa said...

Love this - such a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing at CATW - good luck and hope to see you again x

Kimbo said...

What a clever design Jane - love the way you've linked it all together x