Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Tea Anyone?

I made this card in order to participate in week number two of my friend Joanne's blogaversary challenges. The challenge was to create a card using kraft paper and stitching. This is what I came up with.

I used this cute little Flopsey stamp from over at MFT. I am embarrassed to say that I think I had only used him once before! I started with my palette of colours (kraft, Not Quite Navy, Sage Shadow)....all from SU! and once I decided on this Porcelain Prints patterned paper, the little Flopsey by the tree was calling my name.

Flopsey was highlighted with a Copic marker and then he was flocked with white fun flock over the shading. Flopsey was actually supposed to remain white...but when my hand slipped as I coloured in the tree trunk...I had to get creative in order to cover up the 'oopsie'.

I used the leaves from some floral wedding confetti to breathe a bit of life into the tree (at tip from Lauren Meader). She is the one that told me that you can purchase this wedding confetti at Michael's, and I have found that it comes in handy!

I used my threading water punch, some twill tape and some hemp twine tied with a button, in order to decorate the middle of my card. Oh, and I forgot to mention that the background of my stamped image is chalked and then the image was cut using my largest sized rectangular Nestabilities.

That pretty much sums things up! Thanks for stopping by!