Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Tea for two challenges

What to do when I'm caught up with my work? Catch up on my crafting, of course! I've looked longingly at the Embellish magazine challenges for a long time now but I've never managed to actually play along with one. Today was the day to change that. The current challenge is a fun one and it got me using some products I haven't played with much, or at all.

The colors I took from this are Pool Party, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral and Soft Suede. I have to say I find the coral hard to work with - so I used it as an accent. The perfect stamp set was of course Tea Shoppe, and I paired it with the Itty Bitty Banners set for the sentiment. The layout is this week's Mojo Monday sketch.

The images, colors and theme for the challenge seemed to lend themselves to a vintage style. Everything is sponged with Soft Suede. I used Blushing Bride DP (retired of course), Pool Party card stock embossed with the vintage wallpaper folder, and a stamped background made with the Canvas and Teahouse BG stamps (appropriate, no?). I love the little bouquet of cutout violets accented with the button - I even sponged ink onto the Pool Party baker's twine to age it. Soft Suede taffeta ribbon over a border punch (punch by MS) accents the background.

That's it for this card - I have more crafting to do! Thanks for visiting!


Lena said...

Lovely card. I am a new follower. Come and stop by when you get the chance.

The Wolverina /// said...

This is a gorgeous card! I love that tea cup! :)

Craftin Desert Divas said...

Super job on your card. The colors are wonderful. I'm a new follower. Hope you will visit my blog.