Monday, May 7, 2012

Shabby Tea Room #113 - Pretty as a Pitcher

I am so excited!   Did you see?  This week I am the guest designer for The Shabby Tea Room.   I have been counting down the days because I always love visiting with Debbie Marcinkiewicz and the Shabby Tea Girls to see all the gorgeous designs they are working on.  It is always a feast for the eyes and there is never a shortage of vintage images, lace and roses!  The inspiration photo this week is "Pretty as a Pitcher" and you are asked to include a rose on your project.   You can click here for all the details.  I had a lot of fun with this one - so many beautiful elements to spark your creativity! 
I wanted to capture the elements of the inspiration photo that caught my eye - the gorgeous flowers, the porcelain vase, the newsprint, doilies, and the pattern on the top book.   To capture the colorful bouquet of flowers I arranged an assortment of paper roses, cherry blossoms and daisies along with some newsprint foliage across the top.  I made the background to mimic the blue book cover by embossing coordinations blue paper and sanding it down to reveal the white interior.  I added a Cheery Lynn Francesca border, and a Spellbinder Floral oval to pick up on the lace .  

Thank you for having a look.  I hope you find some time today to play along!
Supplies Used:  Finished Size:  5x7"
Stamps:  Serendipity Pitcher & Basin, Thank You Small
Embossing Plate:  Sizzix Texturz Christmas Lattice
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Francesca Border, Spellbinders Grand Ovals, Floral Ovals, Foliage, Blossom Tag and Accents
Paper:  Echo Park For the Record Collection Newsprint
Solid Paper:  Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream Raspberry Fizz, Fine Linen, Coordinations Blue
Ink:  Stampin Up Rose Red, Versafine Onyx Black
Flowers:  The Ribbon Reel
Extras 7/8" Hot Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, Circular Pearl Spray Hobby Lobby


Marevka said...

Красота!! Очень нарядно!

Pauline said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! A perfect take on the beautiful inspiration pic! Congratulations on your GDT spot too, so well deserved Jeanne!

Marybeth said...

Congrats on your well deserved and for being the Top Mouse at WMS. I love the card you won with .
Wow, you sure captured the inspiration photo,perfectly . This card is spot on. It's another beauty , Jeanne !

NanaConnie said...

Perfect take on the inspiration photo, Jeanne! Spectacular!!

JJ Bolton said...

Hey you! Congrats on your Guest Designer spot!! That is a match made in heaven:)

And your card today is just awesome! I absolutely love that blue/pink combo! And the flowers you arranged across the top is perfection!

Hope you have a great week Jeanne!

Lisa Minckler said...

Congratulations! :) This is just beautiful. So much color and fine details. Beautiful work!

Cathy Weber said...

I have been waiting for your guest designer card...worth the wait too! You could not have chosen a better stamp for this inspiration picture, gorgeous job with all those roses, leaves and frames. The colors are so soft and pretty and that embossing folder you used adds such texture to the background. Beautiful job Jeanne, congrats!

Vicki said...

Thanks for a great inspirtation Jeanne. I found your blog on Shabby Tea Room. I'm going to work on a project to enter in this week's challenge. Wish me luck!

Sharron said...

Huge congrats on your Guest Designer spot--certainly a well deserved choice! Your card is beautiful! I love the rich colors and the spray of flowers is so gorgeous. That delicate little string of pearls is the sweetest accent. I adore the little details you add! Also, congrats on your Top Mouse award--LOVED your card!

Mona Pendleton said...

So pretty Jeanne! Love the vibrant colors and beautiful blooms!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

WONDERFUL! Congrats on all your success - I see your name everywhere these days (-: So well deserved!
Hugs, Karin

Olena said...

OMG!!! Awesome card! Love it! Great job! Olena

Unknown said...

This is stunning Jeanne, love the colors you used on this card. Your 3D flowers are gorgeous and congratulations on the guest designer spot!

Anne-Elise said...

Congratulations, you are the guest designer at The Shabby Tea Room! Love your card, it's just gorgeous! I also made a card for this challenge, the photo is so beautiful! Have a nice week-end, Jeanne!