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.
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.
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.)