Jul 15, 2017

A Darling Midsummer Night's Dream

July 15th and time for another Duel!
Paola and Heather chose Shakespeare's comic work as our theme and we are to use a fairy image and the red maple leaf in recognition of Canada's 150th anniversary.

Paola's kit had the most beautiful papers from Graphic 45's Nature's Sketchbook collection.  I wanted a style that could show off every side of the papers, so an easel card it is!  

Look at those pretty papers.  

Embellishments include Turquoise dots from American Crafts and gross grain ribbon by Stampin Up.

The red maple leaf is stamped with a Stampin Up stamp.  I sparkled the leaf and portions of the image with a Wink of Stella clear glitter pen.

The image is a Cam & Chloe fairy by Hampton Arts.  It's colored with Spectrum Noir markers.

Paola included the beautiful leaf and vine die cut, which I mounted on top of one of the reverse sides of the DP.

Here's the card fully opened, where you can see the middle panel of the easel fold and yet more of the pretty paper.  I cut out one of the sentiments Paola gave us, colored it with markers and glittered the butterfly.

Paola: THANK YOU for such a fun theme and incredible papers and die cuts!  It was easy to get inspired by the kit and theme.

Oh, I almost forgot, we are to post which quote from Shakespeare we use the most...which is difficult because whether we know it or not we often use his words.  I guess I would choose "To thine own self be true".  Polonius' wise words from Hamlet.  


Shelly Schmidt said...

How amazing- LOVE your easel card, and how you incorporated all of the beautiful papers! Love your fairy! Your coloring on your scene is just beautiful!

kiwimeskreations said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card Darlene - love how you have made the most of the papers, and the image is perfect for the theme. Your sparkly maple leaf is a great feature

Margaret said...

Fabulous card Darlene. I love that scene image and coloring is wonderful. The papers are gorgeous and I love how you have shown them off.

Carol W said...

What a fun creative card. Great fold -easel card. You definatley have some good mojo going on. Wonderful job on the kit!

HeatherB said...

I love this fold technique!! Great card.

Barb said...

Darlene--this is an awesome card! I love that you did an easel card to show off so much of the sweet paper. And, I love that image--I think I have seen it recently...................

Judy McMullen said...

Darlene, your card is simply amazing! Love how you highlighted those gorgeous papers with the easel card Beautifully colored and sweet image too!!

dweatter said...

An easel card!!??!!! you are incredible. This is sooooo cool. Great coloring!!!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Wow - you went all out! That leaf looks velvety - nice job! Love how you worked the papers on the card.