Thursday, 21 August 2014

Time for Tea

It's Freshly Made Sketches day and this week, the supremely talented and hilarious Linda Callahan is our hostess.  And here's her sketch:


There are so many options for the two floral elements - they don't have to be flowers.  For my card I went with circles.


The blue circles started out white and were sponged with Tumbled Glass ink.  Once that was dry, I stamped over the top with an image from Tim Holtz's Papillon set and Picket Fence Distress Stain.  This gave a very subtle impression.  For the horizontal panel, I sponged with Scattered Straw ink.  The Distress Stain didn't show against the lemon color, so I over-stamped with Hero Arts Unicorn White ink.  You can see some of the subtle over-stamping in this close-up.


The teapot and teacup were colored with Copics and then cut out and adhered with dimensionals.  Some gray twine finished off the card.

Thanks for looking.  Be sure to check out the fabulous creations from the rest of the design team.

Products used:

Stamps:  Cup of Life (Verve), Papillon (Tim Holtz)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink Scattered Straw, Tumbled Glass, Dried Marigold
Cardstock:  White Linen, Whisper White, Xpress-it
Accessories:  Copics, American Crafts Twine, Picket Fence Distress Stain, Lil Inkers Stitched Mats Circles

Cheers
Karren

11 comments:

Amy O said...

How beautiful, Karren! I love the pops of blue, and I was sure that bottom panel was dsp. You always amaze me with what you can do with ink!

Linda Callahan said...

You sure do know your way around an ink pad! Time to start making videos girl! You technique is fabulous and that is the sweetest teapot ever! Adore this card!

Cindy Lovell said...

Looks so awesome the distress ink and the white on top!! Awesome!!
I love the Teapot and cup...great colors!! Fabulous card,Karren!!

Jen said...

Wow, this has got some amazing detail. The background has got wonderful texture and still it's flat as a pancake. Love it!

Lee-Anne said...

Karren, thanks for taking the time to leave a comment on my blog...really appreciate the gesture! This is gorgeous...love your choice of colors!

Jen Brum said...

Now this is a fabulous card Karren! I love that tea cup and teapot! So fun! Great colouring! The white background looks amazing! Super fun card!

Amie Kiger (Kigz) said...

Love how you separated with the string. Great pairing of the circles with the images! :)

Narelle Farrugia said...

This is just beautiful! I'm loving the cute teapot and teacup set set against the interesting effect you've given your circles!

Kim S said...

I love that bright and cheerful tea set on the circles - love the sentiment placement!

Cindy Hall said...

I LOVE this card! Love the colors and that sweet little tea set, perfectly colored! The technique that you used on the circles is awesome... I don't think I've ever seen or heard of that before and know I need to know more!

Jen Timko said...

As always, such amazing details! Love this little set and so great for the sketch!