Monday, September 3, 2012

The Shabby Tea Room - Labor Of Love

Hi everyone!


This month I have the pleasure and honor of guest designing for The Shabby Tea Room.   Today we have a gorgeous inspirational photo for you called Labor of Love! For the challenge,  you will need to use the colors in the photo and include a banner.

Here is what I have created for you today!
Here is the inspiration. 

As you can see, I was totally inspired by the photograph! The best part is I shopped my scrap stash for every last piece for this number! Most of the papers I used here were pieces leftover from invites I created for my son's birthday party last fall. The blue stripped paper is by Lush and it's just that.....velour stripes! Yummy! 

The banner is made from pieces and parts as well as a page from an old vintage book. The fence was created using a cereal box headed for the recycling bin. I added some white paint and sanded it to give a worn look. 

Please be sure to stop by The Shabby Tea Room to see the beautiful inspiration they have for you!  Thank you to Debbie for having me guest design this month! 

I am joining over at Pixie's Crafty Snippet Challenge to play on the monkey bars! Also at The Pink Elephant - Use Patterned Paper.
Hope you have a wonderful crafty week!
~Tammy~

18 comments:

Bernie said...

This is SPECTACULAR Tammy!!! I LOVE all the elements and how you’ve pulled them altogether. Love that inspiration photo too. It’s given me a few ideas for my craft fair table.
Hugs
Bernie

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Congrats on the GDT!!!! That is AWESOME!!! I love love love love the colors, the banner and loveeeeeeeeeeee that picket fence!!!!

Susan Flynn said...

This is just lovely Tammy. The picket fence looks so realistic with the sanding on it and love your rosette. Hugs Susan x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the colours.xxx

Sue Lelli said...

No wonder YOU are the GD this month! This card ROCKS! LOVE the velour stripes and the rosette and the banner with the text! LOVE it all, Tammy!

onecraftymama said...

I want to reach in & touch it! Congrats on your guest DT spot - and you've totally rocked this first challenge :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

FANtastic take on the insp photo! Love this very, very much.

Lisa said...

Oh wow, this is stunning, Tammy!! I love, love the picket fence and the aged look you gave it!! The banner is gorgeous!! A perfect take on the inspirational photo!! Congrats on your guest DT spot :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Martha H. said...

You are having a WONDERFUL month!
Congratulation, AGAIN! :)
WOW, your card is a mini picture of the photograph! You are
A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

Audrey Pettit said...

Ooh, fabulous take on the Tea Room challenge this week, Tammy! I LOVE those papers and the mix of gingham and stripes, and love the banner, tag, and little fence, too. I LOVE it all! Congratulations on guest designing this month!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

That is BRILLIANT. I love it. xxx

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card! Congrats on being guest designer.....an honor truly deserved! You go girl!

Kara Lynne said...

Truly gorgeous, Tammy! I love how you reused so many items. Such a great take of the inspiration picture.

Debbie said...

I am smitten with this lovely card, Tammy! The shabby picket fence is adorable and I just love that sweet banner you've created! How lucky we are to have your talents in the Tea Room for the month of September :)

Julie E said...

A second congrats! This one is wonderful. I just love the weathered fence and banner.

Mrs A. said...

Congrats on your GDT call. Your take on the picture is fab. Mind the big hole in the playground that has appeared out of nowhere.
Hugs Mrs A.

Stacey Schafer said...

so beautiful! LOVE IT! thanks for playing along at The Pink Elephant!

Karen B. said...

You are so good at layering!