Friday, July 16, 2010
Sshh...snowdrops for cyclamen!
Hi there everyone! Hope you are having a great Friday so far...
I had some time to play a little today and made a card for a couple of challenges. The challenges are for the Shabby Tea Room and the Flourishes July Christmas challenge.
I started off with this beautiful paper from GCD Studios called Yorkshire Pudding (love the traditional colours in this) and I thought it would lend itself to the Shabby Tea Room theme nicely because of the tea stained sandy/brown background.
I am using a Flourishes sentiment from the Christmas Wreath set #68 and the flowers (these are probably snowdrops, judging from the slender leaves, but let's pretend that they are Christmas cyclamen!)from another set "Mixed Greetings" which can be seen here.
I stamped the "cyclamen" image onto some PTI vintage cream cs in SU Always Artichoke and colored with Copic markers. The basket is stamped in Close to Cocoa and also filled in with Copic markers.
I used a classic Spellbinder Nestability circle to cut and emboss and layered it onto another Nestability Blossom shape with foam. The sentiment is stamped and cut out with a smaller blossom die.
I made a couple of paper borders with a MS border punch and added a top layer of lace to this. I punched out a couple of fern branches and placed this little felt and fabric birdie that I just bought this morning from a fun store ;)
Thanks for taking a peek and hope your weekend gets off to a great start!