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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Tea & Roses


Today's card was made for the latest challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room.  The theme is "Let's Have Tea," and the photo inspiration is this:

One must use the colors in the photo plus have a tea theme and flowers.  I actually have china that looks like those pieces, though not the porch OR those big, blowsy roses.  Divine.

My image is a stamp I've used a few times before from IO called "Simple Pleasures."  I usually stamp the butterfly a second time so that I may pop it up on dimensionals... so.

I've colored the image with Copics.  It was the second image as I tried to color it the first time in a pink that came out way too coarse and bright.  I tore it up so I wouldn't be tempted to use it later.  I don't have any cups that are that bright.  On my second attempt I tried a soft blue green because I have a blue green cup like this in my extensive tea cup collection, and I was happier with it.

I even trimmed the edge and flourishes with gold glitter pen as many of my teacups are rimmed and trimmed with gold.

I used a wood grain paper under the ribbon and placed some crochet trim underneath it as per the sketch I followed (shown below).  Then I tied a double bow using some silky ribbon from my stash and added a teeny rose and some Tiny Tags, some gold braided thread and a pearl to complete the look.

Thank you for joining me today, and I hope you'll find some quiet time for a spot of tea.  I know I will, I just don't know which cup I'll be using.  Decisions, decisions.

Happy crafting!

Challenges entered:

The Shabby Tea Room #169 - Let's Have Tea
Crafty Ribbons #46 - Anything Goes w/Ribbon
3 Girl JAM #19 - Anything Goes w/Ribbon
Frosted Designs - Punches (Tiny Tags Jewel Punch by SU)
Allsorts #209 - Here Come the Girls (girlie card)
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything w/Wings

Sketch 'N' Stash #115 - (Newest: WOC Roses/Neglected - ribbon. Have had it for nearly a year and this is the first time using it.)


Adriana B said...

such a sweet card :)

Michaela said...

I would like a cuppa and some biscuits please(LOL). Gorgeous card, Shea!
Michaela xx

Wendy L said...

A really pretty card, thanks for joining in at Allsorts this week, xxx

Kristie Goulet said...

I would absolutely love to enjoy a cuppa with you sweet friend and be able to choose one of your beautiful tea cups to use. ;) Beautiful card.

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

This is gorgeous. TFS with us eclectics this week.
Elaine aka Ellapu

Cultivate Life in Joy said...

Ooh...this is such a pretty card. I want to sit and eat those cookies in that it

Debbie said...

Pretty, pretty ... PRETTY, Shea! What a beautiful tea cup image ... and one of my favorite little stamps from SU! too! Thanks for sharing this sweet card with us this week in the Tea Room :)

~@ngie~ said...

a gorgeous card & image... love the Dp's & the colours you've used :)

Thanx for joining in with us over at Sketch N Stash... good luck :)

hugz Angie xXx

Julie said...

Gorgeeous - beautiful design and I love the colours and flowers! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Sketch N Stash, Juliexx

217 Creations said...

Cute! Thanks for joining in at 3 Girl JAM!