Sunday, March 21, 2010

shabby tea room #1

If you haven't heard yet there is a new challenge blog on the block. It is called the shabby tea room and this week was their first challenge. Here is the inspiration............

Is this an awesome piece of inspiration or what!!?? Wish my dining room looked that pretty :)

Here is what I came up with................

Yes I know.... I have used this beautiful bike from hero arts twice this week... there is a method to my madness tho .... you'll just have to hang on to your seat!!

I stamped the bike in pure poppy, cut it out and lightly colored in the flowers with my copics. For the background I used one of my favorite lace borders from technique tuesday to stamp the grass in spring moss. I then used tape to mask the little flowers in the basket and stamped them one a time in pure poppy along the border of the grass. When you do this make sure you take the tape off after each inking before you stamp, otherwise it might not look so good :) I die cut a medium scallop border out of pure poppy bitty boxes paper, adhered to bottom of panel and inked around the edge with sweet blush. I added a dark chocolate twill strip and punch out a couple of branches from a stampin up punch and added some buttons to the top. The sentiment is from papertrey ink's everyday button bits set... I just curved it on my block to match the shape of the bike.

Well I'm off friends to finish up a few more things...
Thanks for looking and have a great day!!



  1. This is such a beautiful card! I love the bike and the buttons and the colours are gorgeous!
    :-) Barbara

  2. This is absolutely lovely!! Somehow I missed visiting a few glad I went back to the post and found your beautiful card!

  3. Whoa, this is gorgeous! Totally beautiful card and fabulous stamping. Thanks for playing along with us at The Shabby Tea Room. Hope to see you for another challenge soon.

  4. SERIOUSLY beautiful! I love everything about this card!! Congrats on being featured in the HA Twitter!

  5. Okay, this is pure gorgeousness! LOVE your blog and your style!


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