Kim issued this challenge to the Peeps:
"I thought I would give you all the challenge that I have been working on the last few days and that is a birthday card for my sister, who is also my best friend. Her birthday is March 2nd, so the timing works out very well for this challenge. Her favorite color is orange, bright orange, and I always have so much trouble working that color into a feminine card. (Mine usually end up looking sports-team imspired, which can be nice, but none of my sister's favorite teams feature orange!) So that is the challenge: a feminine card featuring orange zest. Bonus points if you work in Spring Rain, her second favorite color or a tea theme, since tea is one of her favorite things in the world."
The first thing I thought of when I read this was a teapot that my grandmother used when I was a child. (As my son would add, Oh, you mean at the tea party with the Dinosaurs?) I think it was redware. It was brown with tiny enameled dots of blue and orange that made a pattern of flowers and a gold trellis. There were my colors and the tea theme. And here's what I came up with.
I started with a cream base, added a panel of Terra Cotta Tile and then a layer of Rustic Cream edged in Chamomille. I stamped the teapot from Tea for Two on white card stock, added some gold paint pen and Copics from Terra Cotta Tile, New Leaf, Spring Rain and Dark Chocolate trios. A Fancy Flourish was stamped with Smokey Shadow, and the sentiments in Dark Chocolate. The ribbon is by American Crafts (Michaels) and the brad from Joann's. I added the orange stripe on the ribbon with Copic E08 and a very light touch or it bleeds. The brad was white and also colored with E08. I went over the dots and flowers with a clear Glaze Pen by Sakura. The Spring Rain panel is edged with Vintage Cream. All stamps, inks and papers by PTI.
This was lots of fun once I got going. Hope you enjoyed it. And thanks for dropping by!