Sunday, 2 April 2017

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Special Guest: Mikaela Titheridge

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Welcome to the Crazy Crafters' Blog Hop with our Special Guest stamper, Mikaela Titheridge - we are thrilled to have Mikaela join us this month and so excited to CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) any project that has been created by her.

Whether you are starting the blog hop here at my blog, Stephanie Fischer - The Crafty Thinker, or have come from the person before me, be sure to click on the person listed under me further down the page to continue your journey on this blog hop.

I spent a lot time looking through Mikaela's blog because it was so much fun - and I ended up with a huge list of possibilities to case!  But, in the end, I chose this card because I liked the way Mikaela added her layers and I just love easel cards!

I decided to use one of my very favourite stamp sets - Birthday Blooms and some of the gorgeous paper from the Carried Away Designer Series Paper which I received free during Sale-A-Bration.  Sadly Sale-A-Bration is now over and we'll have to wait another year for all those great freebies!

Easel Card, #crazycraftersbloghop, #thecraftythinker, Birthday Blooms, Stampin Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
Easel card featuring the Birthday Blooms stamp set


I selected the colours for my flower and the card base from the colours in the paper, using Mint Macaron and Watermelon Wonder with Smoky Slate for the shading.  I also used some Flirty Flamingo and Emerald Envy to create the depth I wanted in the flower.   I watercoloured the flower, this time using a good old-fashioned brush and water rather than an Aqua Painter because I used Whisper White cardstock (rather than Watercolour paper or Shimmery White card stock) and, therefore, needed enough control to be able to use the minimum of water.

Once I'd finished painting, I layered my floral panel onto a piece of  Night of Navy cardstock.
Easel Card, #crazycraftersbloghop, #thecraftythinker, Birthday Blooms, Stampin Up
The use of Smoky Slate ink to shade around the flower makes it almost seem 3D

I stamped the greeting in Night of Navy ink onto Whisper White and cut it out with a die from the Project Life Cards and Labels framelits.  I sponged the edges with Mint Macaron ink and layered it onto a Night of Navy label cut with a die from the Rose Garden set.  In turn, I layered that onto a piece of Whisper White that I cut with one of the Lots of  Labels framelits edged with Watermelon Wonder.

Easel Card, #crazycraftersbloghop, #thecraftythinker, Birthday Blooms, Stampin Up
Adhesive Foam strips give extra dimension to the card


The use of Adhesive Foam strips gives the panels the appearance of almost floating on top of the background paper.


I hope you've enjoyed this card and I welcome your comments. 

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'Til next time
Stephanie




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24 comments:

  1. Stephanie :o Gorgeous! Love your colouring/shading...Beautiful CASE!

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  2. I love your take on this Stephanie! I love these type of cards! Think I need to make one again myself :)

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    1. Thank you, Sarah! Yes, easel cards are great!

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  3. You are so amazing at colouring Stefanie and this bloom you colour wonderfully and different every time. That is such talent. TFS!

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    1. Thank you, Kylie. You don't know how much that means to me since in art classes I always struggled with watercolour!

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  4. Ohhh so jealous of your colouring!Just beautiful x

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    1. Thank you, Carolina - you're very kind!

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  5. Love the colours Stephanie.....your card looks great....gotta love an easel card

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    1. Thank you, Vicki. I agree - easel cards rock!

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  6. WOW, you colouring is just amazing, what a stunning card Stephanie!

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    1. Thank you, Sue! I really appreciate your comment!

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  7. This is a work of art Stephanie - your colour choice and combination of all the elements is amazing!! Wonderful CASE - you should be very proud! xx

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    1. Thank you, Leisa. I really appreciate those encouraging, supportive and kind words!

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  8. What a stunning card. That flower is so striking, I love it. I'm delighted that you liked the Easel card and have recreated it in such a beautiful way. Your choice of DSP to back it are beautifully fitting too. Fabulous CASEing. Thank you for inviting me to hop with you xx

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    1. Mikaela, it was such a pleasure to learn more about and CASE your work! Thank you for your very kind comment and also for the amazing inspiration that you continue to provide!

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  9. What a brilliant CASE. I love your flower so much.

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