Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Papertrey Peeps Challenge #3

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!

18 comments:

Angy said...

Very pretty! Hope to get on this challenge tomorrow.

Taheerah said...

What a stunning card! I love the colour of the teapot, and clever to have it at an angle and with the flourish of steam coming out!

Aimes said...

Oh you combine Orange Zest and Spring Rain with style! I'm part way through the challenge using both colours (just gotta wait for things to dry overnight!) so I hope to upload soon!
I betcha Sister just loved this creation!
x

Bethany Paull said...

This is so pretty! I love the coloring on your teapot.

Rhonda said...

Love the steam!!! and your photo staging.

Heather P. said...

This is SO pretty! Love the way you colored the teapot, it has such dimension! :)

Carol's Ink Spot said...

I love your teapot! The details are wonderful. And your card is so relaxing to look at. Very pretty!

Terri said...

Great job with the challenge! I especially like how you colored the teapot and added the flourish.

Cammie said...

Linda, this card is wonderful! I love how you colored the teapot, angled it, and added the flourish. Your coloring of the ribbon is a perfect touch.

Sharron said...

Linda, this is so adorable! Love your charming little teapot and all the wonderful details!

Nadine said...

What a lovely card Linda! The ribbon added to the sentiment is a nice touch. I also love the little teapot you have next to your card. I want one too now!

megspaulding said...

Very nice card, love that tea pot. I think I may have to get my Tea for Two out!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is so beautiful! How clever to have the swirly steam coming out of the tea pot!

peggysue said...

So pretty, the teapot is pouring the tea for your get together. Sweet!

Lori said...

This card is beautiful Linda!!! Love the teapot you used!! :)

¤*¤Marinette¤*¤ said...

vraiment splendide cette combinaison de couleurs
bravo Linda

Quilter422 said...

love, love, love the detailing on the teapot!

Dana said...

Love, love, love the flourishy steam!
Thanks for playing at Stamping Vacation and we hope you come by for our huge blog hop on Sept 25th!