Apr 04 2010

The Shabby Tea Room Challenge

There’s a relatively new challenge blog on the block called The Shabby Tea Roomand they’ve asked me to be their guest this week — how fun!!! I was very intrigued with the name of their blog from the minute I heard it asit reminded me of a tea room we have in our area. We stamping friends go there on occasion to enjoy high tea complete with all the pretties — lace tablecloths, cloth napkins, real silver and just the loveliest of decor.HHHmmmm, maybe I feel another high tea coming on soon!


This week’s challenge is called “Embrace the White”, and the challenge is to use ONLY white or ivory with ONE additional color — SO right up my alley — LOVED this challenge. An inspiration photo was provided which was very, very cool!!! Check it all out here at The Shabby Tea Room and get ready to play and have some fun! And here’s my card:


Here’s what I drew from the inspiration photo, resulting in my card above.

Color: Pure white (furniture), Kiwi green (pears)

Shape: Circles (doilies), Graceful curved lines (couch)

Texture: Lace(doilies and pillow)

Image: Hydrangea (flower in vase)

Overall feel: Crisp, clean, white, modern vintage


A closer look at the detail. I colored(very sparingly)my hydrangea from Plant a LittleLove with Copics and highlighted the centers with Snow Pearls. A paper doily from Wal-Mart is placed under my focal image and buttons from my stash are prettied up with 1/8″ White Silk Ribbon. On the left I used my 1.25″ White Crochet Lace and topped it off with a 1.25″ White Silk Bow made on the Bow Easy. My favorite corner accent from Vintage Dies accents the corner. The colored cardstock is Prism Frosted Kiwi. I used an SU corner rounder. The card is 5.25″ square. That’s about it — hope you like it! It was FUN to make!!!

This card also fits this week’s JustRite Challenge 012, Anything Goes! Check it out.

Both the Shabby Tea Room Challenge and the JustRite Challenge offer prizes!


All items used to make this card (except the cardstock and doily) are available in The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. You may find them here:

Click hereto see: Plant a Little Love used on the 3 1/4″ Round Stamper, both by JustRite, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink (for floral image) and VersaFine Onyx Black Ink (for border sentiment), Kaiser Pearls in Snow White

Click here to see: 1.25″ Crochet Lace, 1.25″ and 1/8″ 100% Silk Ribbon by May Arts

Click here to see: Petite Circle Nesties (4 pack) by Spellbinders, Vintage Dies by Cuttlebug (Provocraft), Bow Easy


Thank you to The Shabby Tea Room for inviting me!

If you are interested in my current ribbon sale, click here.

See you all real soon! Thanks SO MUCH for stopping in!

24 responses so far

24 Responses to “The Shabby Tea Room Challenge”

  1. Congrats Sharon! I haven’t played in this challenge and am just starting to see it pop up. Your card is absolutely lovely! Hugs,

  2. Karen says:

    Lovely, lovely, lovely!

  3. Nicole says:

    So pretty! Love the flower image. Your coloring is beautiful! Thanks for guest designing for us over at The Shabby Tea Room! 🙂

  4. Jennie says:

    Your card is absolutely gorgeous and a perfect colour combination to give a crisp but cool finish.

  5. Kathie says:

    Sorry but I have to say the same thing as that is what I first thought!!! ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!! Where is the High Tea Room in the area? TFS

  6. Jerri Kay says:

    It’s beautiful Sharon. I love going to tea rooms with my girlfriends for birthdays! Your card is absolutely stunning, love the color choices! I agree with you shabby yet clean, cool yet radiant . . . you nailed the challenge!

  7. Luanne Ford says:

    Sharon, this is gorgeous! I love the fresh green on the white, and of course your ribbon is beautiful. Makes me want to go make one…. 🙂

  8. Bev J. says:

    Gorgeous card-love just the green and white you used. Of course, I have never seen one of your cards I didn’t like! Congrats on being on their designer list.

  9. Beautiful, Sharon!!! Thank you very much for joining us as a Guest Designer this week in the Tea Room! I hope you can come back often to play and will consider a GDT spot again in the future 🙂

  10. barb schram says:

    Love this challenge concept, Sharon! YOUR card is gorgeous! LOVE the slight coloring on your floral image!

  11. Rosie Waldt says:

    Sharon, my favorite color, lime green and with pure white, it is beautiful. Can you tell me about your favorite corner accent from the vintage dies? Do you carry it? My list is getting longer. ha. Anyway, love your beautiful card and that awesome silk ribbon!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Deb Neerman says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  13. Linda C. says:

    Oh that’s gorgeous!

  14. Congrats on your guest DT for the Shabby Tea Room; that definitely sounds like an intriguing website that I’ll be sure to check out! Your card is so sweet and pretty in the green and white!
    I hope your Easter was happy!

  15. Gorgeous card. Love the use of lace.

  16. Connie H says:

    So elegant and beautiful!

  17. Heidi Karpen says:

    Gorgeous card Sharon!

  18. karen m says:

    What a gorgeous card. I love the color combo and bit of lace and ribbon!!

  19. Eva says:

    Ohhh..this is soooo very beautiful!!!

  20. Wow, Sharon — gorgeous!!

  21. Sharon B says:

    Lovely – I’m going to be making cards for friends for Mother’s Day and you inspired me to use two colors and accent with buttons and bows.

  22. tea is good for human being.so i like drink tea.thanks for your share.white tea

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