Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Vintage/Shabby Chic Quad Easel Creation

Good morning once again bloggers!

A start to another day. I can't believe how quickly this month has gone. Ill be putting up my decorations in a few weeks making my house look like Santa's Grotto lol. I know my boys have grown up but I'm a child at heart and always go over the top! I do love Christmas , it's about the giving, time with loved ones and the most special one of all is the true meaning of what Christmas is all about!

Now onto my project today. This is a special project to give to someone special. One to showcase on the mantle piece and given with love.

This was a fiddly one and took a while but I think it was my brain that made it took so long not the actual tutorial lol. I got the tutorial from this site: .

I love easel cards but wanted to try something different so this was a challenge but well worth it at the end.

Its an Easel but with four compartments instead of one.   The tutorial was found on this site : Quad Easel Tutorial

All photos of the project have different views:

A photo without the feathers:

The base of the quad easel was created using some blank card stock and the easel compartments were made using the same. I matted and layered the base with patterned paper and silver textured card stock , I then went around the edges of the base with some gorgeous lace and glued some into the centre of the base too.

I then matted and layered each easel compartment with plain brown distressed paper , silver textured embossed card stock and patterned paper used from my paper pad from Kaiser Craft.

Materials used:

Patterned paper for decorating the card stock was a freebie from a "Simply Cards & Papercraft" Magazine. It's called Kaisercraft and has some stunning vintage and distressed paper inside.

Toppers and sentiments were from a Hunkydory card kit bought a few months back.

Gold mirrored die cut flower buds from Kanban
Heart pearly buckles from eBay
Pink flowers cut down to size also from eBay
Lace used on top of each easel compartment again from my stash
Black feathers from my stash also.

All side views of Quad Easel Project:

Glitter n Sparkle challenges - Ribbon and or Lace
Crafty emblies challenges - Vintage/shabby chic
Come and get it challenges - More than one fold
Corrosive challenges  - Anything goes
Pile it on Challenges - Anything but a Christmas card
Simply Creat Challenges - Always anything goes
Dutch Dare Card Challenges - Fancy folds
Southern girls challenges - Pink and browns
Pause, Dream, Enjoy Challenges - Anything goes
Stampin for the weekend challenge blog - Use texture - Lace
Anything but a card challenges - Anything but a card
Drunken Stampers Challenge Blog - Shabby chic/ not too shabby
Joanna Sheen challenge Blog - Anything goes excluding Christmas
Sentimental Sundays Challenge Blog - Easel Card
The Squirrel and the Fox Challenges - Anything goes
Elisabeth Bells World Challenges - Different Fold Technique

I hope you all have a fantastic day!
Many crafty Hugs
Sharon xxxxxx


Caroline said...

WOW this is gorgeous so different. Caroline xxx

Chris said...

Wow! What an amazing creation! Very original. it makes a stunning centrepiece!
Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenge.

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is wonderful Sharon. I love the design and gorgeous detailing. Certainly a very special card.


Anonymous said...

This is fabulous, I just love all the vintage going on. And those images...

thank you for joining our altered art challenge at Crafty-Emblies challenge blog. hope to see you again.


Nicky Wilcox said...

This is fab thanks for joining us at crafty-emblies xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sharon,
another superb card. So live all the different projects and different style cards from the norm that you make, and this one is no exception. So superbly created.
I love the your frame around your photos.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Craftin Desert Divas said...

I have never seen this kind of card. It's awesome. Love the colors, lace and papers. Thanks for joining us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge.


Danie May said...

Such a lovely Vintage Project, I don't think I have seen a quad easel before. The details are gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card.
Danie xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sharon, WOW, this easel card is superb, I love the Kaisercraft papers, love the vintage images, love the lace and feathers, this is a masterpiece.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Avril Ann said...

Utterly stunning Sharon, superb, thanks for sharing the link for the Quad Easel Tutorial, will be having a look at that one....thanks for joining us at Glitter N Sparkle this week, good luck hun xxxx

DistinctiveLMNts said...

What a pretty project. I've never heard of the quad easel, it's very different. Thank you so much for showing us this project ,it's always nice to see new ideas. Glad you shared at Dutch Dare Card Challenges.

craftygranny said...

Wow how fab is that. Love it. Thanks for sharing at glitternsparkle hugs trisha x

Marijke said...

Your quad easel is beautiful but unfortunately you can join the Dutch Dare Card Challenge because you have over 8 other challenges. I am very sorry, better the next time. Marijke.

Donna said...

Gorgeous!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week for the "not too shabby" challenge on Drunken Stampers!

Judy McKay said...

Great project. First time I have seen a quad easel card. Very nice. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It this week.

MagsB said...

Wowee, this is one amazing quad easel card! Just fabulous!! Thanks for joining in at The Squirrel and the Fox!

love Mags B x

Valou ALLARD said...

Wonderful creation! I love it! thank for playing with SGC this week.

Bev Cole said...

Gorgeous! I sat and studied this for awhile...Nice job...can tell you put alot of thought into this card. Glad you joined us at Come and Get It...

Jackie said...

I just love this, there is so much detail and thought into's amazing! Thank you for joining us this week at the Drunken Stampers Challenge. I hope to see you play along with us again soon!

Jackie, Drunken Stampers DT

Archana said...

Awesome. Love the colours and how you decorated the card.
Thanks for joining us at sentimental sundays challenge this week.

Kathy said...

Wow, I've never seen a quad easel before, so cool. Love the vintage look and feel, too. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week!

Niknak said...

What a stunning creation! Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls!

xxxtglxxx said...

Gosh this looks amazing! :)

Stunning creation!

Thanks so much for joining us at the Joanna Sheen Challenge,