Happy Friday! We made it through the week! It has been cold and rainy here lately! I am fighting the urge to turn on the furnace because I hate closing up the house. Spring and Fall are always transition periods in the Midwest between either extremely hot or seriously cold weather. It is hard to explain if you don't live here, but the every day sort of things change from one time of year to another. In the summer you don't want to fight the air conditioning so you cook outdoors. This time of year when things get cold you switch to baking mode. A baked meal is so comforting, and is so inviting when you get home. Another big plus is that the heat from the oven also heats the house. I like to bake because I do all the prep in the morning and then have the rest of the day open. Easy peasy to put something in the oven and then wait for it to turn hot and bubbly!
Today was one of those days - I have a casserole made - one for my family and one to take over to my mom's. I had a little time left over to play so I made this card for The Shabby Tea Room Challenge. I love this wood and flower print paper from Crate paper and finally got to put it to use. The challenge this week is "Rustic Elegance" and I think this one fits the bill. Have a look at this beautiful inspiration photo - an elegant feast set out on a wood plank table. Such contrast. I tried to capture that here with the wood print paper, crochet lace, pearl center flowers and rough button thread. I added a beautiful gem encrusted hat pin to mimic the silver candle holders in the photo.
I hope you have a great day - maybe time to create a little something of your own! I'd love to see what you come up with for this challenge. You can get all the details here.
Supplies Used: Finished Size 6" x 6"
Stamp: Paper Sweeties PS-16 So Sweet of You
Patterned Paper: Crate Paper Portrait Collection "Bridesmaids", Emma's Shoppe Collection "Playhouse", leaves cut from Echo Park For the Record Collection "Newsprint"
Card stock: Papertrey Ink: Vintage Cream
Flowers: Recollections (Michael's)
Dies: Spellbinders Foliage, Back to Basics Tags
Ink: Versafine Vintage Sepia, Ranger Distress Antique Linen
Button Thread May Arts Cream
Pin: David Tutera Collection (Joann Fabrics)
Pearl Ring: His & Hers (Hobby Lobby)