Sep 01 2008

A Dress for Teapot Tuesday

I’ve been wanting to play Cindy Motherway’sTeapot Tuesday Challenge for the last couple weeks, and today I finally got around to it! I loved the little miniaturetea setshe is featuring this week, and although my card isn’t at all close to the inspiration piece, what I took from it were the mauve and green colors, the vintage feel, some texture and some vertical lines. Here’s my card:


This darling dress image is from a Gina K set called Retro Boutiqueby Rupa Shevde. What a darling set! I had the pleasure of using it at an event a month or so ago where I stamped and colored this image on white paper. Today I just added the sponging and put the card together — fun when that works out!!! The main image oval is sponged with SU Creamy Caramel ink while still in the Nestability Die, giving the nice, crisp white border. The paper I used today is from a new 12 x 12 pad I got from Michaels by K & Co, called Margo. The little pearl embellishment was in a pack I purchased to coordinate with the paper. There is no sentiment on this card, and I like to havecards on hand with no sentiments so I can use them when and where needed! I really love the overall vintage feel of this card.

  • Stamps: Retro Boutique by Gina K
  • Paper: PTI White, SU Old Olive, Margo Designer Paper by K & Co.
  • Ink: Unknown Black, Unknown Copics, SU Creamy Caramel to Sponge
  • Accessories: Chocolate Organdy Ribbon, Petite Oval Nestabilities by Spellbinders, Pearl Sticker, Sponge, Mounting Square, Piercer.

Oops, also meant to say, I pierced tiny little holes in the scallop trim at her hemline. It doesn’t even show in the photo, but looks really nice IRL!!!

If you’ve got time today, go on over and check out Teapot Tuesday — fun challenge!!! And her Teapot Tuesday slide show is AMAZING!!! Cindy takes an inspiration piece LITERALLY when she translates it into a card — fun to see!!

Thank you so much for stopping in today — we are sweltering in the heat up here — the worst we’ve had all summer — oh my!!! I am READY for fall!!! See you soon —

17 responses so far

17 Responses to “A Dress for Teapot Tuesday”

  1. Carolyn says:

    Gorgeous!! I love the vintage and oh so feminine feel to this stunning card. Thanks for the tip about keeping the Nesties in the die while sponging. It made me say…”Why didn’t I think of that?” LOL! That’s why you are the stamping guru, and I am the student:o) Thank you for sharing your awesome tips and your BRILLIANT creations!


  2. Shelly says:

    Gorgeous take on the teapot Sharon!

  3. Jerri Kay says:

    How sweet, a dress for a tea party, too cute Sharon! Cindy’s challenge sounds like fun, I’m off to check it out. Very pretty designer paper, I picked up the new blue tones from K & Co. at Michael’s this weekend.

  4. LadyDoc says:

    GREAT card- beautiful details and effects!

  5. Mothermark says:

    Oh my! If I was going to a teaparty (shh! don’t tell anyone these tea parties aren’t real!) that is the dress I would want to wear…do you have it in an extra double extra large? Hee! Your card is beautiful Sharon! I love it’s elegance…but then look who made it! So glad you could make my tea party!

  6. Mothermark says:

    and thanks for the link to my challenge!

  7. Darlene (SCS: akronstamperdpk) says:

    This is adorable Sharon!! Great thinking!!! I’ve been trying to figure out what I have in my stash that will work with this teapot … nothing is coming to mind so far!

  8. Carol says:

    This is just adorable! I love that little dress and the little pearl embellishment! The background paper is fabulous too! Thanks for the link – I’m on my way to check it out now!

  9. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, your tea party dress will certainly be a hit at the party. It is adorable and what a cute idea.


  10. Pat says:

    Fabulous interpretation of the Cindy’s tea set. What a perfect dress for a tea party!!

  11. Rose Ann says:

    This is so gorgeous, Sharon!! I love the sweet dress and vintage feel!! Beautiful papers, and I love your popped flower with the pearl!!

  12. Sue m says:

    How pretty! I LOVE the way you distressed the bkgd making it look vintage. In addition, I love the scalloped edges and color combination. Very nice!

  13. Shirleyone says:

    It is just lovely~! The scallops with the dots are really wonderful used with this. The dress is gorgeous!

  14. Deena says:

    Sharon, this is a beautiful take on the challenge! I Love this classy vintage feel!

  15. Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful, Sharon!
    I just love that tiny flower & pearl at the top of the oval. Wow!


  16. leslierich says:

    Sharon, this is so pretty! I love your idea of using the Nestie as a mask for the sponging–what a great look! A whole 12 x 12 pad of those beautiful papers? Wow! So many pretty things in one place on this card!

  17. Vicki says:

    This is gorgeous!! You gotta love those copics too! Gina K. has some pretty cool images and you’ve done an awesome job showing them off!! 🙂

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