Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Tea and Cookies

It's time again for a Tea Party with the smARTworks smART Cookies. This week's layout was designed by Donna Duquette. The accompanying challenge was to use something other than paper scraps for the vertical stuff!

My first card ended up a little busier than usual...but I like it anyway. Not sure what put me in the mood for a Spring card...definitely out of season...but the ducks came first (Best Friends set) and they went so well with the background paper...and it just evolved from there. The ribbons were scraps from my jar, and the stickers are by EK Success; 'Together' is handwritten.

Card #2 was a fun one...another one of those cards that was in process over several days. For the vertical elements, I cut 2 shadow stamps from a piece of foam, and inked them with Memories Soft Leaf ink.
The flower is from the Daisy Trio set (the smallest size) - I stamped those with Versamagic chalk inks, and stippled some yellow acrylic paint in the centers after stamping. The stems were positioned with my Stamp-a-ma-jig and I masked the bottom of the panels so the stems would stay in their boxes. The saying is stamped on vellum and laid over some Basic Grey paper.

Be sure to check out the creations by the rest of the team:
Sweet Somethings
Tah Dah!
Dee's Studio
In the Works
If you decide to try the layout too - link it here! I'd love to see what you come up with!


  1. Love these Dina! The flowers around the ducks are beautiful! And I love how creative you got with the second one!

  2. Ok, I've done two orders from smARTworks and both times I took the ducks off my order, because I figured I could wait until spring! I guess spring can be anytime you want! I love the card!

  3. Oh, Dina! These make me feel "happy." The colors, the subject matter, all your little additions -- they're GrrrrEAT!

  4. I love the second card - great idea to use the shadow type images. Another jaw dropping idea from the fab Dina!

  5. Both cards are great, Dina, but the second one is absolutely stunning. I just love, well, everying about it!

  6. Love the duck buddies. The colouring on there is gorgeous. And the way you've used the flowers ion your second card is so very original! Mel