Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Your Invitation to a Proper English Tea

A very happy Wednesday to each of you!! My goodness, my yard says spring is here and my lawn mower is calling out my name LOUDLY!! But, it's much better than SNOW so I won't complain!!

I wanted to join in on the new challenge at Just Magnolia because I do learn so much through sketch challenges. Try it, you may enjoy it also. This first week's challenge is very interesting to me and I always try to stay just as close to the challenge as possible while placing my unique touch on the sketch. I hope you think that I was successful!



I selected a very cute one of our little darlin's, who, in my vivid imagination, is making preparation for all of you since she has invited you to a proper English tea. I used Tilda with Rolling Pin from the So Heavenly, Travel, and School Collection 2008 for the front of the card. I stamped and colored her twice with Copics and cut her out so that she could be propped up on dimensional tape. For the inside of the card, to show the fruits of Tilda's labors, I used the Love Muffin from the Love Collection 2009. Both of these stamps are available at Magnolia-licious, which has the largest on-line selection of Magnolia stamps in all of North America.


I selected papers from Creamotion, a Dutch company. As you can tell, I used alot of dimension on this card by double matting. I satisfied the requirement of the stripe on the left panel by sewing rolling pin buttons on the panel and lacing them with red organza ribbon, ending at the top with a fluffy bow. I added pearl trim to make the circle element a bit more tactile. The Hello in the sentiment position was computer-generated using Edwardian Script and is enclosed in a brass frame on which I adhered a teacup and teapot. I finished the front of the card with two 3-layer flowers -- felt, Prima, small roses.





I continued the double matting on the inside of the card using either the same or coordinating Creamotion DP. I used the Love Muffin, colored with Copics, on one panel, and a matted nestie on the jotting panel. The frosting is Liquid Applique. In addition, I continued the pearl trim from the front circle to the inside of the card to maintain consistency in tone. Tiny red bows actually hide the joint of the trim on each matted nestie.

I hope my description has been helpful. If I can assist any of you, please don't hesitate. As I have said, I find things to use on my cards in very out of the way places sometimes. If I can help you to locate strange things, just let me know.

I hope you enjoyed your afternoon tea and hope you will come back and visit again. Hugs for each of you...toodles til the next time!!

34 comments:

Sheri said...

Jacque...Jacque...Jacque! Your cards are amazing...and this is no exception!

Danni said...

Another wonderful, creative, amazing creation!! Wonderful, wonderful job!!

Christina C. said...

OMG, Jacque, I'm SPEECHLESS!!! What a GORGEOUS creation!!!! Your coloring of Tilda is fabulous and that ribbon treatment--WOW!! How cute are those rolling pin buttons!! The inside of your card is just as stunning. A very unique creation. Hugs, Christina

Sharon Caudle said...

You, my little crafty bug, are just amazing! This card is gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous! I have been hunting down this little darling Tilda, and now I'm off and running to snag one up. I love the inside of your card as much as I do the outside! Awesome work hon!
hugs
Sharon

Eulanda said...

WOW I just love what you did with the ribbon!! What a great card!!

Janet said...

wow you are amazing!! i love the ribbon its sooooooooo cool!!
hugs

Mina said...

gorgeous card...I love your colours and those papers are just yummy...thank you for joining us at Just Magnolia xxx

PBrown9624 said...

You are such a creative woman! The way all your embellies go together..the papers you choose...the coloring...just amazing. You are an inspiration. Hope to be as good as you are someday!

Jessica G. said...

Look at those tiny rolling pins -- cute, cute! And your coloring is awesome; the Copics class must have been a good one!

Tab said...

Stunning card, love this sweet Tilda and the muffin looks good enough to eat! Divine colour combo too!
Hugs Tab xxx

Naoual said...

Beautiful card Jacque, I love the gorgeous colour combination and your colouring is fab!! Love what you did with the ribbon, so pretty!

Thank you for joining us at Just Magnolia this week,

xx Naoual

Cami said...

Oh Jacque, this is so cute and has a charming country kitchen look to it. Love you color selection and the laced up look, the cute little charms, the inside with the love muffin, your layering! Wonderful card! Hugs, Cami

Suzanne J Dean said...

Just darling Jacque--love those colors together & that dp is fabby! Great layout & those charms/buttons are the perfect touch!

hugz,
Suzanne

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

This is amazing. I love the detail you put into each card. Even on the inside. Super paper for this adorable image. TFS

Candy said...

Wonderful Jacque! It is so enjoyable to look at your cards and dream.....

Sally Lynn MacDonald said...

Jacque, I'm beyond words. Each card is sheer perfect and artwork beyond measure!!!!

SL

Anonymous said...

AWESOME JOB !!!!! Love the colors and on my way over to get one of these stamps.

Laurel said...

I agree Pretty beyond words! Hugs

MarieL said...

Jacque, another absolute winner. The ribbon with the rolling pins is just out of this world. Your creativity is just amazing.

Kerry D-C said...

SUPER sweet card, Jacque! Love that paper! gives me such a homey feel!

Julie said...

Jacque: I love the card. I really love how you go all out decorating the inside of the card as well. I am still working on this finishing touch for my cards.

By the way, I just love English Tea, with a little milk and sugar. Yummy!

Monica Anderberg said...

I agree that Magnolias stamps are just wonderful! But your card is really nice. I think you have done a excellent interpretation of the sketch and the coloring is beutiful!

Monica at scrapoleket.blogspot.com

expressionswithheart said...

sure, I'll come for tea! Can we stamp and color too?! lol
a wonderful, sweet card!
Pam Going Postal

papercraftsbyrach said...

oh wow this is beautiful, what a wonderful choice of papers and colour combo.. the lacing detail is a wonderful touch. Thank you for joining us at just magnolia.. hugs rachxx

Marie Taylor said...

Wow Jacque!!!! Your work is unbelievably fabulous. I'm amazed at the loving detail that goes into each of these creations. It's hard to imagine that you're relatively new to cardmaking. So glad I stopped by!

Marie

Christine said...

Your card is awesome. I love the colors you used and those little rolling pins down the ribbon was such a clever idea. Your coloring is also stunning. Have a great day!
xoxo, Christine

Kim said...

Love it Jacque!!!! All the elements are so beautiful!
Hugs~ Kim

Pam said...

Your cards just blow me away!!! I can not think of a word that can describe how wonderful they are! Girl you are amazing! I can not wait to see what you come up with next!
Thank you so much for sharing,
Hugs from a fellow Magnolia addict!
~Pam Limric
http://stampsinc.blogspot.com/
Stop by and visit me sometime.

Rosette said...

I'm just Speechless!!!! What can I say more than is already said??? Lovely embellies and papers? already said!! Stunning colouring?? already said! Beautiful and Original?? already said!! I'm off to think whai I can say to you now!!!

Maybe.. that you're unique, and most generous? Yep!!! I did it!!! :) Hurrah lol

Rachel said...

This card is FABULOUS!!!

Bev said...

Fabulous card hun, the papers and colours are so pretty. Thanks for joining us for our first week x

Christine Riley said...

Wow, I love this card!!! Love the tea theme. Yoru coloring and color choices are just perfect!
Hugs, Christine :)

Norma said...

Jacque, another fab card. Your work is simply amazing. I look forward to each new card you create.
Hugsxx
Norma

Chris (catt871) said...

FABULOUS DAHHHHLINGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!! Where did you find those cute lil buttons???