Wednesday, July 18, 2007

tea for me

Drinking tea is one of my therapies, as well as making bright colored cards when I'm feeling down. This is another I made last week...I'm also in a self-challenge mode of using up scraps and prestamped images - so that's where this card came from. I've used this layout before here - you can check that post for credits. I had my sewing machine out that day too - I can't wait to have a dedicated place for it so I don't have to pull it out each time I want to use it...!

All stamps are by My Heart Stamps for You. The tea set is colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with mineral spirits. I raided my red scraps for some strips to use - my paper scraps are sorted (kinda) in page protectors so they're easy to grab. The strips are random widths and lengths. I liked the added whimsy of putting 'something' at the end of each one - I wanted to use buttons to go with the sewing, but I didn't have enough small ones of the right color so I went with brads instead. The saying is a little hard to read - "Your kindness made my day!" I had a hard time getting it to stamp clearly in Stazon on the vellum, besides that I think the actual stamp is flawed.

Card #2 was made using one of Julee's Blogger Bingo layouts - I never got it posted before she changed the sketch, but I'll post it anyway. All it's missing from the sketch is a saying in the lower right. Same "stuff" as above, but the teacup is popped on foam tape on this one.

Thanks for checking in on me today!


  1. These cards are great, love the mix of papers and embellishments.

  2. Love these! Great job on the coloring!

  3. Such beautimous cards! Hugs to you!

  4. Both cards are fabulous. I love how you used your scraps.

  5. Love everything about the cards!!!great use of scraps and awesome coloring!!!!

  6. I love bright cards too. These are two very lovely cards! :)