Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Time for Tea

Hello and welcome! I'm so happy you stopped by. I have a card to share that I made for the Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge blog. Our challenge this time is to make a distressed card. Easy peasy for me, right? LOL - I seldom make anything BUT a distressed card! It seems I am in a pink and green groove this week (I didn't say rut because I really love the color combo). I thought I would combine this distressed DT card with two other challenges I am becoming especially fond of - The Shabby Tea Room (Polka Dot Tea) and City Crafter (recipe: one ribbon, two papers and three flowers). Please disregard the tiny die cut flowers. I pushed the bounds of the City Crafter challenge and am only considering the three large fabric flowers as actual flowers. The others are merely embellishments - LOL. Also, both challenges have fabulous prizes this week. The Shabby Tea Room has Thrift Shop October Afternoon DP and scrumptions ribbon donated by Sharon Johnson from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. The City Crafter's prize is a $25 gift certificate from the Scrapbooking Cottage.

I have had this vintage image in my files for some time and have been wanting to find a reason to use it. It is from Clearly Vintage and is the cover of a 1914 Speigel catalog. I think she looks like she is ready to attend a tea. The layout was inspired by a village tea shop with vines along the sides.

Here are the details: Pretty in Pink CS and DP from SU, vines/flowers are a Cuttlebug die, Martha Stewart edge punch to make the paper lace, tiny polka dot ribbon from Jo-Ann's, seed pearls from Michael's. I made the fabric flowers by cutting seven scalloped circles each with my Spellbinders dies. The fabric was doubled, with each layer a different fabric. I still haven't found any really good tutorials for making the fabric flowers, even by searching YouTube. If you know of any, please let me know. All edges were distressed with the SU distressing tool and sponged with Creamy Caramel. My stitching was done by machine.

So glad you stopped by. Go ahead and leave a comment too for my blog candy if you are interested. Thanks so much for your lovely comments and if you have a question, please leave it in the comments.

Blessings & hugs,

Challenges Entered:
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - Make your own flowers
Meljen's Designs - Seeing Spots
Caardvark's - Sketch
ABC Challenge - V is for Vintage
Crazy Challenge - It's a Girl Thing


Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Pretty pretty! I love pink goes with green too! Glad to have you here at CCCB!

Debbie said...

GOR-JUS, Linda! You're right, she looks ready to attend a Tea party and the card looks like the front of a Tea Room to me! Just simply wonderful, as usual!! Thanks, once again, for sharing your lovely talents with us all in the Tea Room each week :)

Edith said...

Really PRETTY! What a beautiful image! I love all embellishment you add, Linda. Great card:)

Willy's creations said...

Beautiful card!


Irene said...

Hello Linda

What can I say but GORGEOUS, beautiful and so perfect.

Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us.

Loes said...

Wowwwwwwwwwww what a lovely Card Linda.........just so beautiful.
gr. Loes

Audrey Pettit said...

This is gorgeous, Linda! Love the design, love that vintage image. How fun to have the scallop edging across the top....looks like a lovely awning. Thanks for sharing your talents with us again in the Tea Room.

Stacy Kay Brais said...

Wonderful card Linda! Love all the shabby-ness :) And the flowers are just so pretty.

Janiel/ janny said...

Hello Linda this is a WOWZERS card!! I love the colors and the design is FAB!!
hugs, Janiel

Denise @ kc242 said...

Linda, this is such a stunning card. I have always been a huge fan of your style! Beautifully done!
Pixie Cottage DT

Unknown said...

So,So pretty, I am lov'n your card!
That image is amazing.. Thanks for playing along wth us at CCCB!

Hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

Another stunning card Linda, the image is gorgeous and I love the swirls up both sides. Sue C x

Michele Gross said...

Your card is just beautiful. I love all the details and layers :) You should also submit it to Caardvarks-they have 2 sketches and your card would totally work for one of them :)

Sprytebyrd said...

Gorgeous card! So much attention to detail, I love it!
Thanks so much for joining us at Meljen's Designs this week! Good luck!
Dee (Spryte)♥
pssst... you've got pearls, you've got swirls, check out Stamptacular Sunday this week! :)

Heather Rogers said...

Very pretty! Thanks for playing along this week at CCCB. :)

Lisa said...

Linda I have only two words for this card
Gor Geous!!!!!!!!!!!!

cnelson said...

This is ohhhhh sooooooo lovely!!

Unknown said...

so pretty, love the flowers. Thanks for joining us at the CCCB

Lisa said...

Georgeous card! Thanks for playing with MelJen's this week:)

Aunty Sue said...

Hi Linda this is soo up your street love the colours picture and layout. Stunning.

stephanne said...

I love it!!! We were due an easy challenge, weren't we, lol!! Gorgeous work, fab image and I love what you've done to create such a creative scene on paper, as usual, many things to take in and look at on your masterpiece creation!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Lovely card! I love your fabric/tulle flowers!

Cassie said...

so so so pretty! those 3 big flowers were the only ones I noticed until you mentioned the others --- they are just part of the vine! And those big ones are so EYE-CATCHING!!!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh that is so pretty, love your colour combo its just yummy
Thank you for joining us this week at 'The Crazy Challenge' good luck!!

hugs Shell xx

Lisa Summerhays said...

I love pink and green together too. You do the combo beautifully! Fantastic card!

Nana said...

Very very pretty card! Fab
Thank you for playing with us at "Crazy challenge"!
hugs Nana

Silke Ledlow said...

WOWzer Linda...this is so vintage and beautiful I love it!!! The fabric flowers are fab!!!

Thank you for playing the FTTC with us!!! Hugs ~S~

Unknown said...

wonderful job, thanks so much for playing along with us crazy girls!!!

Tiffany said...

Love this vintage look!! Nice card! Love how you framed it!

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