I have seen so many people playing along at the Shabby Tea Room - and I just LOVE the name of that site. I truly appreciate Rachel Ashwell's contribution to interior decorating - and I'm passionate about tea. A match made in heaven :0)
Although the site doesn't require Shabby Chic style cards, I wanted to try and create one. This week (challenge 11) the theme was a Polka Dot Tea Party - isn't that fun?
So I pulled out my PTI and a couple of stamp sets from Hero Arts and went to work :0)
I started with a vine image on my base layer - followed by the polka dots and a text stamp on the upper layer. The teapot is spritzed with Glimmer Mist for a little extra dimension, the vellum flowers have silk embroidered roses as centres, the butterflies have a sprinkle of glitter and I used sheer ribbon, to keep things light.
Materials: Cardstock, Ink, Flourish, Tin Types, Polka Dot, Vine, Teapot, Leaf and Butterfly Stamps, Button, Flower Dies - Papertrey Ink; Label Stamp - Waltzingmouse Stamps; Sentiment and Text Stamp - Hero Arts; Label Die - Spellbinders; Punch - Martha Stewart; Glimmer Mist - Tattered Angels; Chalk Ink - Clearsnap; Vintage Ink - Ranger; Rhinestones and Pearls - Kaiser; Ribbon - Offray; Glitter - Stampendous; Other - Thread; Silk Ribbon - Source Unknown
I overstamped the sentiment with a flourish and a hint of the Tin Types background as well. Some rhinestones and pearls rounded off the design :0)
This was a REAL challenge. I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to play along and stretch my comfort zone! A big Thank You to the ladies who make this possible.
Thanks to everyone for popping in! I hope you are being blessed by a wonderful day :0)