Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Tea Party Sketch time!

For weeks I've been staring at this image on the calendar that hangs on our office door...not sure what it is, so I got curious as to how it would work as a card sketch. Since it was my turn to host the tea party this week, that was the challenge I set out for the rest of the smARTworks team. Can't wait to see what they created! Here's my card:

I sat down with some new DK stamps from smARTworks' latest release. The verse stamp is a separate single stamp, and the rose image is part of one of the new dance sets - I love these sets, though I can't dance worth a lick...they were just so fun to design.
Couple fun things on this card - one is the rose, and here's a closeup of the layers. I stamped the rose 5 times, 4 on the dark coral DP and once on a green pattern (actually I think it was the reverse side of the coral).
The other fun thing that I didn't get a good picture of are the edges of the card, doilie, and verse panel. I painted a light border of Pumpkin Shimmerz around the edge - it gives a little sparkle and breaks up the straight edges a bit. I'll definitely be trying that again!
The rest of the girls would like to share their cards as well:
Trish @ Tah-Dah!
Susan @ In the Works (for Peggy too)
Giovana @ A Place to Praise and Craft
Donelda @ Wiggy’s World
Donna @ Dee’s Studio

If you played along this week, link your post in a comment here so we can see your work! Thanks for coming by!

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  1. Beautiful as always, Dina! I wanted to use a doily too, but I didn't have one. I half-seriously thought about crocheting one but stopped myself before I got too carried away, lol!

  2. This is so pretty! Love the dimensional rose, and the pearls along the doily edge.

  3. This is so beautiful!! I love the dimension of the rose - lovely!!!

  4. A great interpretation of the sketch, and the rose is beauteous!

  5. Absolutely georgeous! I truly am in awe of your interpretation of the sketch. Thinking out of (my) box anyway..........