I came across a new challenge blog today called the Shabby Tea Room. They have a weekly challenge that appears on Mondays. It is their fourth week and the challenge was to Embrace the White. We were given this photo to use as inspiration:
Here is what I did for the challenge. We could use either white or cream as the main color and I choose to use cream. I have had this paper from Anna Griffin for years. It was probably one of the first sheets I ever bought 6 years ago. I used a border punch from Fiskars to create the scalloped edge. I utilized the portion of paper that had both the cream and pale lavender on it since it already had the defining line between the two shades. I pulled out many embellishments and even cut out a few nestabilities to see what would look good on the card. I choose this butterfly with the sparkle on its wings and the acrylic layer. It is soo pretty in real life. The flower is from Prima and the sentiment is by Verve. I used some pearls by Kaiser to make the trail. After checking the challenge on Flutterby Wednesdays I am going to submit the card for that also. Danni and her design team asked for a card with some sparkle and this butterfly fits the bill.
My second card tonight is what I will use as my alternate card for Saturday’s Make It Take It. Sadly, I didn’t take a photo of the card that I will be demoing before I turned it in.
I began by stamping the teapot and cups (Great Impressions) onto a Labels 11 die cut. Next I stamped the pot and cups onto scraps of paper and cut them out to paper piece them. All the papers are from DCWV Cafe Mediterranean pack. I looked through all my ribbons to find one that I could wrap around the striped panel, but none of them looked right to me. They were either all the wrong shade or had a design that did not compliment the stripes. I pulled out some brads and sponged Spanish Olive ink on the white die cuts and it was finished.
I have caught up on watching The Good Wife, Trauma and Survivor so I am off to bed. See ya next time :)