Saturday, April 9, 2011

Enormous Twisted Easel

I have finally finished this massive masterpiece. My mum's friend from her patchwork sisterhood asked for a card for her parents 65th wedding anniversary. I'm getting paid for this one!! She wanted it as big as I could make it. Well I decided on 12x12. I thought I'd go with the twisted easel as it offers more support to the card front than the standard easel.

I used 3 pieces of the backing board that comes with stampin up designer paper. I also used for the card front a piece of mount board from Eckersley's Art and Craft. I used some ivory shimmer card stock as my card base. All of the patterned paper is from a retired set from Stampin Up and it is my absolute favourite. The plain cardstock used is Stampin Up apart from the black one. The lace and ribbon from local Spotlight and the little heart pin is Heidi Grace.
Of course by now you would have guessed that the flowers are from that wonderful place ... Wild Orchid Crafts
I didn't have any purple flowers and I thought I would give colouring them with my Copics a go. I think they turned out OK.

I'm also entering this in the Magnolia- licious highlights challenge blog. In the April challenge as it's a Tilda and Edwin together theme.

For the centre circle on the front of the card I used week 132 sketch from Mojo Monday.

Would love to know what you think!!!
Thanks for stopping by.

-wishing true happiness to you all!!


  1. Wow....delicious papers, lace, ribbon, flowers.....fabulous job coloring Edwin and Tilda!
    Love Edwin's that paper pieced??
    You created a magnificent twisted easel card.

  2. Wow what a stunning card you did an excellent job I love it!!!!!

  3. Absolutely wonderful on every level! Love it.

  4. OMG, Kylie! I remember when you said you wanted to do one 12 X 12 and I was wondering how you would manage it. Brilliantly!!!! This is gorgeous! Every detail on this card is perfectly planned out. I love the two little tags with 65 and Anniversary on them. Beautiful touch! Magnificent job! I'm sure they will be thrilled with such a work of heART!

  5. Great card, Kylie literally and figuratively! Love the stamps and I think they are perfect for this anniversary, the colors are gorgeous too and the layout is perfect!
    I'm sure your mum's friend would be thrilled!
    Hugs, Iulia

  6. Kylie,
    Your card is wonderful!!!
    I wondered how one would make a card of this size.
    The colours, layout and decorations are perfect.
    Love Tilda and Edwin.
    The lucky couple will cherish this card!!!
    Hugs, Candy

  7. Wow! You did it. This is just wonderful. All the elements blend together perfectly, I can't imagine the effort you put into this and I'm sure the couple is going to be so very pleased to get it.
    Sue S.

  8. Such a gorgeous creation!! Love the twisted easel with the colors and all of the flowers!! Smiles, Vicki

  9. Hi absolutely wonderful!! A 12" x 12" twisted easel card...very cool!! Even cooler that it features both Tilda and Edwin!! Love all of the gorgeous details...and the colors are yummy!! Hugs. Pat Frank

  10. Oh wow! This is beautiful and those flowers are AMAZING! Great job!
    Rene ;D

  11. Beautiful card. You did a magnificent job!

  12. Beautiful and cute twisted easel. Love all the details and lovely embellishment. The most wonderful thing is that you added both Tilda & Edwin together in the same card :o)

  13. Gorgeous card, all 12X12 inches of it. Love the beautiful coloring and the gorgeous dp, lace and flowers.

  14. It was a long trip Kylie to get here, but worth it,lol. This is really awsome, so pretty with all the flowere and Magnolia's. You can be really proud of it, I'm sure the happy couple will love it. Thanks for sharing, take care.


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