Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Let's Have Tea!

It's day TWO-riffic on the Flourishes Sneak Peeks this week...and it's TWO-riffic for a couple of reasons....today I have two fantastic stamps sets in two samples to show you! 

This card uses a beautiful, and I mean BEAUTIFUL new background from Flourishes.  It's called Tea Rose and one of the things I love about it is that it has some changeable parts, so you can customize it for yourself each time. 

In this sample I used the Tea Rose background and the rose from the Let's Have Tea set. 

All of the coloring on this card is with Prismacolor pencils, and then I gave it some real vintage feel by giving all the papers a nice "tea staining", with Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Tea Stain color - I thought that was fitting :) )So the sponge does all the hard work here. 

Some very wavy sewing, Flourishes pink Crochet Ribbon, Chocolate Velvet Ribbon, with Spellbinders Fancy TagsShapeabilities Floral Accent and Fleur De Lis Pendants.  I even used the tea stain ink for the friendship word too to keep it really soft. 



On this next card I just used one of the beautiful tea pots from the Let's Have Tea set.  I just love this tea pot because it has such a unique shape, and a very Asian feel to it, so I went with an Asian feeling design.

This is also colored with Prismacolor pencils.  I used the Martha Stewart Rings Corner punch and the Sizzix Texturz Plate for texture.   Isn't the blossom on the top of the teapot lid, and the vine wrapping around the spout delicious??? I just love how Lauren Pope illustrated this set. 


So if you want to win these gorgeous sets today....pop by the Flourishes Newsletter to enter. 

And for more delicious samples from the Design Team, see this lovely ladies blogs:  Cindy Lawrence, Laura Fredrickson, Julie Koerber, Leslie Miller, Latisha Yoast, Stacy Morgan

Recipes:  Friendship Tea Roses:  Stamps:  Flourishes - Let's Have Tea and Tea Rose Background Set;   Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Tea Stain;  Paper:  Flourishes Classic White, Regal Rose, Creamy Caramel;  Accessories:  Prismacolor Pencils, Blending Stump, Flourishes Crochet Ribbon, Velvet Ribbon, Basic Grey 1/2 Pearls, Sewing Machine, Sponge, Dimensionals, Big Shot, Fancy Labels Die, Floral Accent Shapeabilities, Fleur De Lis Pendant Die, Corner Rounder Punch. 

Asian Teapot:  Stamps:  Flourishes - Let's Have Tea;  Ink:  Memento Tuedo Black;  Paper:  Basic Grey, Kiwi Kiss, Real Red, Flourishes Classic White;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Octagonal Nesties, Word Window Punch, Martha Stewart Rings Corner Punch, Piercer, Taffeta Ribbon, Organdy Ribbon, Dimensionals, Silver Brads, Sizzix Texturz Plate. 

20 comments:

Willy's creations said...

They are lovely.

Hugs,Willy

Latisha said...

both are so pretty Laura!!

Latisha said...

I know you are not Laura...I just came from her blog...I was at the ER all night...trying to catch up. So sorry Christine lol
I guess I should go to bed, I'm messing up names lol
hugs

Cindy Lawrence said...

Oh Christine, these are both just beautiful! Love the bold colors on the second one, and the soft, vintage feel of the first...amazing!

Karen W said...

WOW, this is stunning. These new sets are awesome!

Beth Greco said...

What lovely creations!! Both very different styles but I really like both of them! That's the beauty of seeing the DT's work (imho) because there's so many different styles done all with the same stamp. Love it!!

Crystal said...

Christine amazing work with these new sets!!!! WOW!

Makiko Jones said...

Christine - Both are super fabulous!! You used those beautiful sets beautifully!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Your background roses card is so pretty and that crochet ribbon is perfect. LOVE the tea pot card, very asian feeling I agree. The vibrant colors are awesome.

leenda said...

Gorgeous artwork! That teapot is divine!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

These are both just fabulous Christine! Love the aged look with the tea stain sponging and the crisp detail in the 2nd. Beautiful work as usual!

Barbara said...

I'm to-tea-ly (sorry, LOL) in love with that Tea Rose background set, Christine!!! I love all the vintage feel that card has. And you nailed the Oriental feel on the second card--using the octagon Nestie was genius!

Dawn B. said...

These are so beautiful. I love the background you created..It is very striking..Your coloring is wonderful...

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Both cards are charming Christine!! Love the pinks of the first card, and the lacy ribbon...yum!! And the second is so fun with the bold colors. And, as always, your coloring is exquisite!!

Leslie Miller said...

I just love your shabby-vintage gorgeous tea rose card, Christine! And, silly me, I didn't realize the big teapot was Asian, but it sure looks it now that you mention it. Great stuff!

Marisa said...

Love the colours in that tea pot card! Very eye catching and wonderfully framed.

foxyenglishcrafter said...

Love your cards especially the asian style tea-pot.
Thanks for sharing!

Happy crafting!
Julie

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Okay, these are both totally gorgeous.....but oh my word, that first one just took my breath away. Lovely coloring and the velvet ribbon paired with the crochet ribbon looks FANTASTIC!!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Both of these are beautiful, Christine! I love the vintage look and tea staining on the first and that teapot on the second is just fabulous.

Danni said...

Both of these are just beautiful!