Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tea for Two

Breaking out a new stamp set! I've actually had Tea for Two sitting on my desk for sometime, waiting, SCREAMING to be used. I attempted to try and not make my card super thick (lots and lots of layering) with over embellishing and tying a finishing bow...think I succeeded!
Teapot detail. To add a little more depth to my teapot I decided to ink the entire image with my sage dewdrop, and then on the outer edge I added a darker tea leaves ink. Really helps the pot to stand out.
The background on the card base is Damask Designs and Text Style II. Believe it or not, I actually used 2 different browns, but the Text Style wording comes off as pinkish mauve?! It set my color scheme to go vintage with the rest of the card.
I'm off to cleaning up my garden beds and enjoy this beautiful Spring day!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Chinese Thank-you Notebooks...

Text from my sister: "update your blog, I'm BORED!"

I got a good chuckle from that, but in my own defense, I was busy painting my living had only taken me 6 weeks but IT'S DONE! There are 4 walls in my living room and I was dreading the 2 walls that are peaked! Grrrr! It looks beautiful though and I looooooove the color! I will snap a quick pick...once the furniture is moved back!

Anyhow, with my absence in blogging I also didn't have a darn thing to share...NOTHING new! Still several unfinished projects sitting on my desk, but I took a break from them to work on these little dolls:). I made these up as thank-you's for the photographers who did our family shoot back in November...yeah, tad late, but at least I remembered!China Dolls and Thank you are from Hero Arts, Kanji Phrases (green background) is a new set from CTMH, PTI-Petal Power and Trajan Alpha.It was hard to shoot the brushed gold cs as it blends in with the kraft cs, but I think you can see a little bit of difference here. Look how cute these sweet peas are??Close up on the bg...PTI-Petal Power and CTMH Kanji Phrases. I used Dew drops inks in soft earthy tones (Sahara Sand & Tea Leaves) so the bg is not so overwhelming. Finished off with a simple straight stitch line.