Friday, April 12, 2013


Time for another TTSTV Challenge..
Lagene has put together a Great tutorial on making a Double Twisted Easel card. 
 I have a upcoming luncheon so I used this opportunity to make
 a little centerpiece to let the ladies know what the menu will
be. Here in the desert you garden differently, winter is when
 you grow  greens, tomatoes etc., since its in the 90s now they are winding down. I am using the last of the garden bounty to prepare for this party. The flowers are all ablaze right now so I will be using them to
decorate. Over the years I have accumulated a LOT of different dishes and
 accessories to fit different themes. I like to always have a theme in mind when I entertain 
and this is going to be about the ladies and how each of them are special
and unique just like all the flowers!
 I thought I would use flowers and fruits to decorate with....

. Using the basic twisted easel to decorate I computer
 generated the menu and theme. After embossing the peach I added the green on one
 side but it seemed to matchy to do it on both sides so used the doily for the other.
 Mounted the theme on the green dp to tie the two sides together. The little 
welcome sign is made from the Welcome Poppies Set.
 The cherries, strawberries  and fruit bowl are
 all from the Celebrate Big Set. The little dotted
 border is from the Flap My Wattles Set, and the garden fresh stamped
over it is from the new Seed Packets Set as are the tomatoes.

 After coloring all the images  I cut them out and made a
 variety of flowers to go with them. The butterflies are from Cherry Lynn
 and the peachy border on the bottom is a Spellbinder. I used a bottom for the stops
for each side and added a flower on top of each.
I like how the bold red, soft peach and green compliment one another, also
think the flowers and fruit work together to
make it fun and cheery.

The ladies have a Great variety of cards to inspire you.
With Lagene's tutorial it really is quite easy to make one, so stop over and give
it a try!!


Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW so many cheerful flowers...such a visual treat Davi
Dr Sonia
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Lisa said...

WOW, this is absolutely stunning!! I love the design and all of the gorgeous flowers!! This is fabulous, Davi!! What a beautiful card!! Happy Friday :)

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jimlynn said...

Davi, this is awesome!!!! Love all the fruit and flowers you created and that perfect design. Yummy looking all the way around. Stunning!!!

Karin said...

Stunning creation!
Have , a nice weekend!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh girl!! I am so hungry now!!! LOL!! I love love love your creative way you made this double easel design!! So colorful and fun!!! Hope you enjoy your weekend my friend! HUGS

Ros Crawford said...

Oh my goodness this is beautiful!! I love what you did ... I've never done this type of card before I'm off to look at the tutorial ... thanks for the inspiration!

Kathy Bradley said...

Oh, wow, your double easel is gorgeous and elegant! You put a lot of work into this - and it certainly shows - lovely!

Tammy said...

OMGosh Davi your creation is absolutely gorgeous!! Beautiful images, flowers and I love that fabulous design! Your menu sounds delicious too!! Have a wonderful weekend my friend!
Hugs, Tammy

Janine said...

So much work and so well done. Great way to show a menu. Hope you have a great lunch.

Pat said...

This is just way tooooo awesome!

Lagene said...

WOWZERS! What a fantastic menue centerpiece!!!! Fantastic!

Kimberly S said...

Whoa....what an amazing project Davi! So pretty, and the flowers are gorgeous additions! Have a fabulous weekend! hugs, Kimberly

Anonymous said...

I am stunned and amazed by this beautiful and creative work of art. I am going to have to remember this for the next time I entertain. My creation looks totally elementary compared to yours:) LOVE IT.

coldwaters2 said...

OMG Davi this is exceptionally beautiful, wow, it is filled with so much delight and tasty looking items, it is amazing and has brought me so much joy to see, all those wonderful flowers and fruits, the colours, card fold and design, it is absolutely stunning.
lorraine x

Faye said...

I could eat the menu, never mind eat the menu!! This is sooooo pretty Davi. X

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love the pretty flowers and happy colors on your gorgeous card! Thanks for the inspiration!

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Davi! I'm lovin' all the pretty delicate flowers! Looks like Spring has sprung in your craft room! Have a great day!

Mary Marsh said...

this is absolutely fabulous Davi-what a great card for your special luncheon-love your theme as well-the flowers on this are stunning

Unknown said...

Pretty pretty my friend. Such a beautiful design.


Benzi said...

What a totally awesome project, Davi. Very creative. Love the flowers. I can't imagine growing tomatoes in winter. Here, they are usually planted around the 15th of April and will be ripe around the 4th of July.

Jane said...

This is just so beautiful!!! So much detail and what a fantastic menu!!!

Katie said...

wow, great work...I love all the flowers, it's just beautiful..very inspiring...