Monday, July 12, 2010

Time for Tea

Happy Monday everyone! Today Emilia and I are starting 7th grade. I still remember when we started pre-k 8 years ago. Where does the time go? Our break has been a good one but it is time to get started again. We will only do a few lessons a week until after Labor though. That gives us a chance to ease into things slowly because I expect 7th grade to be even more challenging.
I hope you all had a good weekend. It was a quiet one around here so I was able to get some stamping done. The card I am sharing with you today was originally made for 3 challenges. I found out I was to late to enter one of them (last weeks 2 Sketches For You Challenge) so now it's only 2. That's okay though because my fellow Peep Nerina was the winner of that challenge. Congratulations Nerina! The card I made still qualifies for Color Throwdown 100 and the Caardvarks July Challenge which is to make a birthday card
This is what I came up with

I finally got the chance to use the Time for Tea Images from Lauren Meader and Catherine Ducette's A Spot Of Tea set. I created the pattern on the tea cup by using digi images. When I was done with that I printed the cup out and colored it with SU Regal Rose and Certainly Celery inks and a blender pen then I added some dimensional pearls to the centers of the roses. After I was done with that I cut a slit into the top of the cup and added a circle tag that I resized to make it smaller so the recipient can pull it out to revel the message.
The plaid background was made with the Dragged Madras technique which I originally learned from the April/May 2009 Technique Junkies Newsletter. I am going to make a video showing how I do it later today so watch for that tomorrow. I finished the card off by adding some piercing, scalloped border lace trim and a Happy Birthday sentiment from the new PTI Tea For Two Additions set. That's it for now. I will be back soon with that video until then I hope you have a great start to your week!

20 comments:

Holly said...

This is so cute, and I love that the message is pulled out of the cup!

Rhonda said...

Very cute Terri! The colors are so pretty.

peggysue said...

That's so cute! I have never heard of the dragged madras technique, but I'll look forward to seeing the tutorial.

Diane Jaquay said...

How PRETTY Terri! I really need to get that tea cup stamp out and use it again ;)

Tricia ~~ Handmade Whimzy said...

I love that card! So pretty and girly.

Our Little Inspirations said...

What a perfectly cute little teacup! Thanks for playing along with the CTD!

LeAnne said...

Very sweet! Thanks for playing with us this week!

Lee Anne said...

This is beautiful! I love that tea cup and you used the colors perfectly!

Jill said...

So sweet, Terri! I've never heard of that technique before--I'm curious to see your video!

BethieJ said...

Terri this is so CUTE! I LOVE the tea cup.. can you just RUN over and help me do that! :)
Hope all is well!

Michele said...

great card. the dragged madras made the background extra lovely.

Sharron said...

Terri, this is such a sweet card--love the beautiful colors! I'm not familiar with the dragged madras technique so look forward to your tutorial!

Cammie said...

Terri, this is so soft and pretty! I look forward to your tutorial on the dragged madras technique. Wishing you and Emilia a great beginning in 7th grade!

debhorst said...

so soft and dainty...Thanks for playing along with this special 100th Color Throwdown challenge !! Don't forget to "hop" around to all the blog stops and leave some love...this will make the members of the blog hop happy as well as increase your chances of winning!!

IamDerby said...

Terri, this is so adorable! beautiful job! How do you like Lauren's stamps? Good quality? They are certainly cute.

Laurie said...

Very pretty! I love the background!

Jenny said...

Very cute! Haven't seen anyone around the Colorado group at Stamp TV, so I thought I would leave comments on blogs to say HI.

Barbara said...

Very pretty, Terri!

Linda said...

I love plaid! Thanks for sharing your technique and a new way for us to create a wonderful combination of color!!

Nerina said...

What a cutie card! I love the tag that comes out of your cup - and the cup is so sweetly decorated! Your background is fascinating - I hope to be able to watch the technique video you did on it when life slows down again!