Sunday, August 1, 2010

Playtime in the Shabby Tea Room

Well the weekend is fast coming to an end and I've enjoyed every minute.  Made a load of cards this weekend for several challenges and this card is one of them.  I put this together for the Shabby Tea Room challenge this week which is "One, Two, Three" - one ribbon, two buttons, three diecuts or punches.  I've never played in the Shabby Tea Room before - I've wanted to but seem to always run out of time.  Shabby Tea Room  challenges have always peaked my interest because it isn't always about sketches or colors. Well, this challenge intrigued me so I jumped right in.

I've had this wonderful paper from The Girls' Paperie called "Paper Girl" sitting there just ready to be used.  I sewed around each of the patches to make it look quilted in effect.  I thought the stamp from Rachelle Ann Miller called "Playtime" would be perfect because of the turtle's patchwork shell.  I colored the image with my Prismacolor pencils and then blended the colors with Gamsol.  I hadn't used my pencils in a while but I wanted the softer effect you get with them vs. Copics this time. 

For the challenge, you can see my one ribbon - the kiwi and cream striped ribbon from Stampin' Up.  My two buttons form the centers of the flowers peaking up from behind the turtle and the three die cuts include the main stamped image panel and the Kiwi Kiss panel (both die cut with Spellbinders Labels 10 dies) and the pink with black polka-dot layer cut with Spellbinders Labels 13 dies).

This card will be for my niece, Olivia, for her birthday that is coming up in about a week.  I know she'll love this one. 

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. 

Stamps - Rachelle Anne Miller for Stampavie called "Playtime"; Papertrey Ink Polka Dot Basics 2
Ink - Palette Noir Black; Antique Linen distress ink from Tim Holtz; Prismacolor Pencils with Gamsol blending
Paper - The Girls' Paperie "Paper Girl" collection; Stampin Up Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Accessories - Spellbinders Labels 10 and 13 dies, SU Ribbon, PTI vintage buttons


Debbie said...

Oh my shabby goodness, Sharon! This card is absolutely adorable!!! I'm so glad you decided to join us this week for our 1-2-3 challenge! I hope to see you again next week ... thanks for sharing your card in the Tea Room :)

Heide said...

So sweet! he soft colors are just perfect and I love your big bow.

MiamiKel said...

Oh this is darling!! What a terrific color palette and the most darling stamped image - truly terrific. What a gorgeous blog you have! My dd15 is crazy for cherries, too :)

ChristineCreations said...

So sweet and cozy feeling Sharon! It would be a fantastic baby card!

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is so adorable sharon, it's a beauty of a card

greetings karin