Thursday, June 23, 2011


I always wanted a sister.  Well...ok.  Not really.  I had (short) periods in my life where I would have liked to have a sister or brother, but most of the time I was extremely happy being an only child.  But I have a few friends that I consider sisters of my heart, so those are the ones I was thinking of when I created tonight's card.

Before I show you my creations, you should know that I was inspired by the Midnight Madness sketch #109.  I just love their sketches, and am so happy to have fit one in on time. =)  Here are the sketches.  You could choose either the fancy, the simple, or somewhere in between.  (Guess which one I chose! lol)

Ok, so here's my creation.

A straight on shot of the front:

And a shot of the inside:

This was my first attempt at a twisted easel card, and I'm pretty happy with the results!  I figured out about half way through that I probably should have made the card larger to fit everything I wanted on there....but it still turned out alright. =)

Both the fairy image and the flower corner image are from digistamps 4 joy.  I just love them!  I've been itching to use the fairy friends stamp since I got it.  The fairy image was colored with Copics, and then Stickles were added to the wings.  The flower corner images were colored with Spica markers.  The sentiment was printed out in word, then colored with Distress Ink in Milled Lavender. DPs are from DCWV's Once Upon a Time stack.  The lace with pearls was also colored with Milled Lavender. Flowers are from Hero Arts and were covered with Stickles, then spritzed with shimmer spray in silver.

I think it's funny how many of my cards end up pink or purple (or both). I loved pink and purple growing up, and dressed in those colors all of the time.  Then I got so sick of them, I refused to wear either of them for YEARS.  In the past few years I've moved to a happy medium where I can still wear my black or dark clothes, but I'm not afraid to add a little bit of girly flair. =D 

Anyway, I hope you like my card.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Midnight Madness Sketch 109
Crafty Catz: Fancy Folds
Paper Sundaes: Easel or Twisted Easel
Sweet Stampin' : Things With Wings
Polka Doodles: All of a Flutter
CES Challenges: Lots of Sparkly Flowers
Scrapbook Sisters: Anything Goes



Hi Starla
A beautiful card love the image and paper's,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz,
hugs Dianne xx

Lynn Weber said...

What a cute girly card : ) I've never heard of a twisted easel card, but yours is super cool!! I don't think I've every been much a pink girl, but I absolutely love making cards w/pink-lol!! Those little fairy sisters make me smile, too darn sweet & LOVE your coloring & the glitter on thier wings!! You rocked w/the sketch. Gotta tell you, just heard another story yesterday about someone getting hit by lightning in thier car-what are the odds of hearing that twice in one day : ) I guess I'll have to find a new safe place-lol.....kidding, I really don't go sit in my car during could I make cards!! Have a great Thursday!! Lynn

Abi said...

Yep, hindsight is a wonderful thing huh! Very pretty card, & cute images. Thanks so much for playing along with the Sweet Stampin challenge x

Gina L said...

You go with your twisted mean, twisted easel self! LOL. Great card. I love the purple and flowers! Wonderful sentiment, too.

Judie said...

Saw your card on Scrapbook Sisters and came to have a closer look. Great card, love you image and your coloring.
Happy crafting.


Janette said...

Hi Starla, Gorgeous card, pretty and sweet, thank you for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

you are talented! and brave! it took me forever to try a plain easel card and i'm not touching a twisted one. like i need more twists in my life - lol.

this is absolutely stunning. you picked a great sketch too!

hugs :)

lis-m said...

Wow! what cute little fairies..adorable!
Thanks for joining us over at Polkadoodles this week . Good luck !
Hugs xx

quiltindiva said...

Wow, what a great card. I need to get the instructions on how to do a twisted easel card! Found you on Outlawz and am a follower

sara said...

fab card love that sweet image thanks so much for joining us at paper sundaes this week
hugs sara x

Dawn said...

Hi Starla, What a sweet card, it almost makes me wish I had a sister (but only for a brief moment :). Wonderful sentiment and very sweet image. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz. Hugs, Dawn

Cely said...

sooo cute! i love all the stuff you put on it! so many details! :D

Zoe said...

Such a cutie, thanks for playing along at Sweet Stampin this week, hugs x

Carrie said...

Great card... love the twisted easel.. may have to have a go at one soon lol!! Thanks for sharing with us at CES xx

America said...

What a sweet image. love the twisted easel and the embellies. A Great take on the MMSC sketch! Thanks so much for joining us again at Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge Blog. Hope to see you playing along next time too! :)

Tip Top said...

Lovely card - do like the colours! Thank you for joining in with the Polkadoodles challenge - hope to see you again next week!

alicaz said...

so sweet! Love the image and all the embellishments!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes! Hope you'll play with us again soon!

Hugs, Alica ;)