Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Shabby Tea Room Challenge

Many of the PTI Forum members have been playing along with The Shabby Tea Room challenges. So I thought I'd give it a try. I wanted another Father's Day card, so here's my entree for Week #13.



I had some nice feedback on the last card I posted using my mini road map. I wanted to try it again with some different elements.

All supplies are PTI unless otherwise stated.
I started with a card base of Soft Stone. I'm loving this CS and using it a lot lately. I love how it takes on the hue of the darker color you are using. Here I paired it with Ocean Tides.
Next is a panel of Kraft. I stamped a strip of SS with A Little Argyle in Smokey Shadow and Orange Zest, then added a rectangle of OT Bitty Box Basics. My map was found on the internet and printed on SS, scored and folded to imitate the real thing. The poster was also found when I did a Google search for free vintage bicycle image. I die cut SS with Mat Stack 2 and stamped the bike from Everyday Button Bits with True Black. I colored with Copics E08 and T1, 4, 6. The buttons are of an unknown manufacturer. Lots of distressed edges tipped with Vintage Touch Tea Dye Duo. I tied it all up with Rustic Button Twine. The Sentiment was stamped on white Twill Tape, heat set, and then spritzed with diluted Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink. It's tucked under my favorite Bobbin Ribbon in Black & White. I also used lots of Glue Dots, Score Tape and Sticky Strips.

I really enjoyed this one. Hope you liked it.
Thanks for dropping by.

12 comments:

Nicole said...

Great masculine card! Love the buttons. Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Great card! Love your map idea. It makes a great addition to the 'guy' type card.

Sharron said...

Wonderful details--I really like the addition of a map element. The colors work so well and make a perfect masculine card--great job!

Terri said...

Very cool. Love all the different elements especially the map!

Heather P. said...

This is just so lovely!!

Audrey Pettit said...

I LOVE this! What a charming masculine card. That folded map is just fabulous and I adore the vintage poster image, too. And how cute is that bike with the button wheels!! Thanks so much for joining our challenge in the Tea Room. Hope you come back and play again soon.

peggysue said...

I like soft stone a lot lately too! This is a great card, I like that vintage poster and the map, with the bike. Buttons! Gotta love buttons!

Debbie said...

Wonderful masculine card -- love the map!! Thanks for joining us in the Tea Room this week :)

Nerina said...

This is such a gorgeous card Linda! I love the map and your 'road ribbon' - the argyle is gorgeous peeking through and the vintage image is perfect with the PTI bicycle! Your colours are fabulous too!

Marinette said...

Excellent, elle est juste trop trop belle

Lori said...

So much fun Linda!! I too love the map!! :)

Angy said...

Wow! This is fabulous - I absolutely adore this. Great manly card!