Monday, June 4, 2012

Guest Designing for The Shabby Tea Room week #117 - Sweet Summertime

Hello - 

I am so honored to be guest designing for The Shabby Tea Room this week. 
The theme is Sweet Summertime and the challenge is to create a card, layout, or project finding inspiration with the photograph and using the colors Teal or Aqua, Pink and Brown.
I was inspired by the teacup and the stripes in the table cloth as well as the pearls. Instead of being literal and using pearls, I went with a pink polk-a-dot paper to represent the pearls. 
To dress things up a bit, a length of seam binding (from Deb's Simple Treasures) was added and tied in a fussy bow embellished with a button and twine. 
A beautiful frame was stamped inside a coordinating die to serve as my focal image adding the delicate teacup to the center further adding some embellishing touches with a paper rose and trimmings from a vintage book.

Please be sure to visit the other Shabby Girls' blogs to check out their AMAZING inspiration this week:

Fran Westmoreland - Purple Peanut's Crafty Blog

Lenet Mos - To Scrap or Not to Scrap, That's the Question

Rebekah Faries - Midnite Lullabies Studio

Starr Timmons - The Paper Chase

Tammy Roberts - Paperie Sweetness



Debbie Marcinkiewicz - {TSTR Creator} - Simple Treasures



Thank you so much for visiting me today!
~Tammy~

29 comments:

Creations by Shirl said...

Congrats Tammy - How exciting!
Love your card it has a bit of vintage flair to it... Great sets of papers too. love that bow~

Lesley said...

Beautiful card Tammy! Congrats on your GD spot!

PennyLine said...

Congrats Tammy, I salute you. You are inspiring not only with your stuning cards, but all the way around. I'm always excited to read the comments you leave in my blog, as you always read the posts and it's well aprichiated. Seems like you always sees the bright side!!! You are great! :)

Susan Flynn said...

Well this Guest DT is right up your street Tammy! Congratulations and what a lovely lovely card! Hugs Susan x

onecraftymama said...

Wait, they wanted you to use pink? Teal? Aqua? Love it :) A perfectly shabby chic girly card! Love that trim & the pop of gingham!

Doreen said...

So beautiful , love this image and gorgeous details.xxx

Joanna M. said...

Congrats Tammy! You are just so talented and I am so happy to see your beautiful card displayed at the Shabby Tea Room! Hugs, Joanna

Sasha said...

Your card is beautiful, Tammy. Love the pretty colours. Congratulations! on your DT spot...so well deserved x

Mary Pat Siehl said...

talk about elegant!!! great job

Stamps and Paper said...

Stunning card Tammy beautiful soft colours...congats on your DT spot...you have a lovely blog and thank you for visiting mine..

Anne

Debbie said...

Congrats! With your gorgeous shabby cards, they couldn't have picked a better designer! Love your card!

NickelNook said...

Congratulations to you, Tammy! You're card is beautiful!...Nancy :o)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

CONGRATS on the GDT spot!! That's WONDERFUL!! I loveeeeeeeee your card! LOVING the colors and loving the teacup and lace trim!! BEAUTIFUL!!!

Audrey Pettit said...

Congratulations on your Tea Room guest designer spot, Tammy! Your card is beautiful! Such a perfect take on that photo. Love your design. The polka dots for the pearls are fabulous, and I love the little teacup, too. :)

Emily Keaton said...

That is SO pretty, soft and feminine, Tammy! You captured that lovely inspiration photo perfectly. And look at all of those shabby details! Congrats on your guest designer spot!!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Congrats on guest designing, Tammy! You are such a super star! I'm glad to say I know you. :)

Your card is beautiful, as is everything you make.

Martha H. said...

Oh WOW, congratulations Tammy!
I LOVE teacups, and I fell in love with this card when I saw it! All the soft colors...simply gorgeous.

Hugs,
Martha H.

Sue Lelli said...

This is absolutely STUNNING, Tammy! LOVE the doily edge and the papers and your fussy bow and the stamped frame! CONGRATS and FAB card!

Annie Anya said...

Congrats Tammy. This is a super sweet soft card...soft I mean by delicate looking..love the inspirational pic...♥

Annette said...

always such beauty...this is awesome...great color combo..

Barb said...

Beautiful take on the challenge Tammy. I adore the layers, patterns and soft, dreamy colors. Gorgeous card!

Lalo said...

You and the shabby tea room are the perfect fit, don't you think!?! Shabby and awesome as always Tammy :)

Sherrie K. said...

Wow, what a great mix of papers and beautiful elements:) Gorgeous card Tammy!!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Pauline said...

Oh so pretty Tammy! I love the shabby chic card you created with one of my favourite combos! Beautiful!

sandi said...

Wow! So pretty! Love the scalloped edge and that bow...perfect!

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

Ohhhh, this is so, so pretty, Tammy!! I've got to get some crocheted trim as I'm always drooling over it on your cards. And I LOVE the wonderful border trim on this card. Fabulous!

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous card!! I love the colors and mix of papers you used!! Absolutely beautiful :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Karen B. said...

Beautiful and soft, with great detail!

Maria said...

Big congrats on being guest designer this week, Tammy! It's a very lovely card! You really rock the vintage style! Thanks for the help with my lap top! Take care and have a wonderful weekendn, hugs!:-)