Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Shabby Tea Room #102 - High Tea

Today I'm playing along with the Shabby Tea Room High Tea Challenge.  The requirements are that you use the colors in the photo and  a doilie.  When I saw the inspiration photo I was immediately struck by the blue and gold, and of course that pretty pink flower in the center of the tea cup.  Sometimes ideas come like lighting - a quick flash.  This one not so much. I knew I would use the tea cup die - but I won't tell you how many tea cups I cut out in different sizes before I decided on this patterned one.  (peacock blue embossed in gold, cream color stamped with turquoise, etc.)  I think I cut out about 6 different colored doilies and backgrounds too!  But sometimes that's just how it goes!  Why fight it?  

The Shabby Tea Room is also having a call out for DT members - now's a good time to try your hand at some high tea shabby chic!
If the inspiration photo inspires you - please play along....

I used lots of gold on this one - the doilie, trim, button, matt, and even  the bow.  I made the bottom bow with a shimmery blue organza ribbon, topped it with a gold foil bow, and then added the pretty pink glittery flower.  The gold was hard to photograph because of its shine, so I took a side view photo so you could see it better.  I also added a few gems and some  e-beads on my tie.
Here's the finished card.  Lots of glam and sparkle.  I hope you like it - I think it is certainly high tea worthy!


Supplies Used:  Finished Size 6" x 6"
Die Cuts Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Frame 6, Spellbinders Nested Tea Cups, Tags Trio, Cheery Lynn French Pastry
Paper:  Anna Griffin
Sentiment Stamp:  Waltzingmouse Cameo to Go
Embossing Folder Cuttlebug Paper Lace 2
Pink Flower - Prima
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black


Dawn said...

WOW, this is gorgeous. x

jacirascrap said...

Maravilhoso!!! Adorei teu dourado, tua xícara!!!

Pauline said...

What a gloriously rich and elegant card Jeanne! Absolutely stunning! I love the opulent gold doily, and the sweet floral teacup, a real feast for the eyes!

The Paper Parade said...

Oh wow, that gold doily is a showstopper! And love the floral teacup, too :)

Cathy Weber said...

That doily in the gold paper is gorgeous. REally, really gorgeous. What a cute teacup, I've never seen that one before, love the little curl on the handle. I love the rose with glitter and that you added gold ribbon to the blue bow. It is a very, very good take on the inspiration pic Jeanne.

Carole said...

Jeanne this is a stunning card, I love all the embellies, glam and sparkle really stand out. It's definitely "high tea" worthy!

Sharron said...

STUNNING, Jeanne! There are so many fabulous details! The gold doily is beautiful and I love all the carefully placed trims, button & ribbon. Love your choice of teacups too--so charming as well as elegant!

José said...

STUNNING indeed! Gold and blue are a winning combination. Fantastic card!

Marybeth said...

Beautiful !!! Stunning! Very formal too!

purple_pea_fran said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love those colours together. Wonderful work :) Thanks for joining us in The Shabby Tearoom this week.

Starr said...

Absolutely stunning creation.
Congratulations on your win at The Shabby Tea Room. Well deserved!!!