Friday, April 8, 2011

Let's Have a Tea Party!

Good morning and welcome back to my Saturday post for Our Creative Corner.  It's time to have another cup of tea.  This must be tea week for me because my card for yesterday's post was a tea pot and today the challenge at Our Creative Corner is Let's Have a Tea Party.  Another fun and girly challenge for you this week.  

I chose a sweet vintage image of little girls having a tea party.  I used my PhotoShop Elements to remove the solid background, leaving only the little girls and the table.  Then I layered it over a vintage postcard and printed it out.  Then 'Celebrate Today' from PaperTrey Ink was stamped on the corner of the post card.  I used French Vanilla and Bashful Blue along with an SU embossing folder. The gingham is from Designer Digitals and I digitally matched the color up to Bashful Blue.  I used a scrap of paper from SU's Springtime Vintage DPS and created the large blue flowers using crinoline, tulle, Bashful Blue reinker and Tim Holtz's Tattered Florals Die (tutorial here).  For the center of the flowers, I was happy to use some silver heart brads I've had forever.  I coated the head with Crystal Effects and dipped the into SU's Baja Breeze glass glitter.  The burlap was cut with a Sizzix die, the flourish with a Boss Kutz die.  The mini ribbon roses in the upper right corner were hand folded using polyester twill.  I'm very pleased with this card.  I think it is just as sweet as can be and I'm so happy with the color - having moved on from purple!

Be sure to stop by Our Creative Corner to see what the rest of he team has made.  We're so pleased that we have a fantastic guest designer Grace Nywening of Th-INK-ing of You,  You'll be amazed and delighted with what she contributed to this challenge.  

Challenges Entered:
Paper Sundaes - Spring Blossoms
Pixie Dust Studio- Lace it Up
The Stamp Man - Embossing

32 comments:

Esther said...

That's the sweetest card I've ever seen!!
Love everything about it!
You are amazing!

isla said...

This card is truly a work of art. Quite the most beautiful card I think I have ever seen! Just love it!

isla said...

I just love your work, Linda, as you already know! Yours is the go-to blog for me and you never fail to inspire.

Sue C said...

Gorgeous Linda, I am so in awe of how you are able to use the images to their full potential. If you ever fancied doing a tutorial on Photoshop, I'd be all eyes and ears ! Sue C x

Margreet said...

a breathtaking card again Linda....wished I could work with Photoshop....your flowers (and other details) are gorgeous!
xxx Margreet

Nancy said...

Linda, you have truly out-done yourself this time! This card is perfection! Love all the vintage details.

coldwaters2 said...

Awesome creation Linda I so love the image and those wonderful flowers, the whole card looks truly wonderful.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Shelly Hickox said...

Oooh, this is so gorgeous, I think I'm actually swooning, lol! Love this color and theme. I've been meaning to cut some burlap flowers too - I love how yours look!

Wendy said...

Oh, this is so beautiful, Linda!! So much to look at on here that catches your eye! Perfectly done! :)

Fiona said...

wow...stunning creation and wonderful flowers. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.

Fi

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

WoW you just keep me on the edge, each day is better than the next.
Again the stitching..put it in my head.But when you get to all the Photo Shop etc, I'm lost. Everything on this card spells "BEAUTIFUL". Thanks for sharing your great talents and inspiring us. Enjoy the weekend

Linda R. said...

This is soooo sweet.. I just love those soft blues and that vintage image is just adorable.. What a wonderful card...

I hope you have a happy weekend my friend.

Hugs, Linda

Lori said...

Gorgeous Linda! Love that postcard, wonderful job with the digital! And I absolutely love those flowers!

Jen said...

Beautiful card!! Love the soft blue in your card!!

Grace said...

Hi Linda! Oh your card is soooo pretty! I wish I knew a quick way to remove backgrounds from PSE! I'm learning it but it seems tedious to say the least! LOVE the postcard you layered it on! I adore your flowers... all of them! Thanks for letting my play along with you talented ladies this week! I had a blast!
hugs,
Grace

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my is that ever sweet image, love your flowers and the centers, great layering and love the swirls!

Vicki B. said...

Linda, all of your creations are pure perfection! This is amazing!! LOve those flowers and sweet image and the lace. All perfect!!!!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Gorgeous! I love those flowers. Well, everything about this card is just beautiful!

Shelby Goolsby said...

This is beautiful!! I love all of the layers and great textures. Thanks for joining us at My Partner In Crafting Crime. Hugs,Shelby

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I had a feeling you would do a great job with this challenge! Your layering and stitching are lovely, as always! Hope you have a fantastic week!

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Wow - this is so beautiful! Love all the detail - truly a work of art!

Sarah Gough said...

Very pretty, I love the burlap on the flowers especially!

suepeac said...

I LOVE this card - so many elements upon layers upon great colour coordination - thanks for the inspiration!

Erin said...

this is so pretty, love the flowers. Thanks for joining us at Pixie Dust.

Angela Weimer said...

Such a beautiful card. Love all the shabby details. Its amazing. Thanks for sharing and have a great day. Angela

Teresa Arsenault said...

Oh Linda, your card is glorious! I love all the texture, sewing and details, details. Beautiful design.

Lourdes said...

Linda your card is absolutely STUNNING!..... it's very sweeeeeet! I love it

Greetings from Spain

Lourdes

Rachel x said...

A gorgeous card- I love the colours and all the texture you've got with the lace and those beautiful flowers!! :)
Thanks for sharing with us again at My Partner In Crafting Crime!! :)
hugs, Rachel x

bosenberries said...

so pretty Linda!!!! Thanks so much for playing along with My Partner in Crafting Crime's 'layer it up' challenge! Good luck with the extra draws!
Robin

Nicole Maki said...

Wow! What a creative and stunning card.

I never put two and two together and die cut tulle for flowers. Brilliant and gorgeous. I can't wait to try it out.

Love your work, so much inspiration!

maryr917 said...

this is such a beautiful card-it caught my eye in the occ gallery-loved to hear how you used pse to create this image-i am taking a class now-cant wait to learn all of this

Maggie said...

A totally gorgeous card, love the flowers and all the details which all make a soft vintage feel to this card.

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