Monday, December 14, 2009

Lovely Shelf Blog Hop

Hello! I have a sample using Nina's "Lovely Shelf" set, no shelf tonight, just lovely!

At first glance it might look like I used two images here, but I actually used 4. My arrangement was shabby chic inspired: putting the flowers into the teapot as an unconventional vase and creating a lamp with a tea cup base is a style of decorating I love! Little unexpected things like that are just the spice of life, ya know! It would be fun to swap these around and have the flowers in the cup and lamp made from the pot as well! Just thought it would be fun to share even more elemental possibilities, you can omit inking up part of the stamp to put the different images together (which is what I did here) or just cut your stamped images apart and piece them together, whatever is easiest for you. I paper pieced the pot, shade and cup with Basic Grey Lemonade DP, and used a coordinating paper from the same pack as mat over the Pure Luxury Creme de Menthe and Black Onyx. I embossed a piece of Cranberry Tart with Victoria, such a pretty pattern to go with these prints. Next I used a die cut fancy tag an punched large flourish to bring attention to those beautiful flourishes on the shade and china pattern. Last I popped up a little button onto a white paper flower I colored with Mimosa Yellow Copic. I left the greeting off so this can be a pretty anytime card I can stamp my sentiment into later.


For even more inspiration with the Lovely Shelf stamp set, please visit these designer's blogs:

Nina Brackett {illustrator}

Jessica Fick

Donna Baker

Emily Giovanni

Lee Murphy

Peggy Wainman {CSS designer}

Cheri Weston {CSS Designer}

Vanessa Menhorn {Nina's Guest Designer}

The StampTV Idea Center is also a valuable resource for tips, samples, and tutorials on how to use all of GinaK's stamp sets. Check out the Lovely Shelf stamp set discussion HERE. The Lovely Shelf Card Kit information can be found there as well.

And, finally remember to check in on GinaK's blog tonight to leave your comment on her Lovely Shelf post so that you can be entered to win Nina's stamp set or any stamp set valued at $23.95 or less!

17 comments:

resmith said...

This is so pretty! I love all the different papers.

Lagene said...

Your card just took me back to my childhood into my Grandmommie's living room! Beautiful Card!

redwasher1 said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love your style!!

NancyS said...

WOW, Melanie, what a wonderful rich color palette you chose. You are fearless! TFS.

JessicaK said...

Totally tickled by the funky vases, and loving the colors with the Lemonade stack, Mel.

joy said...

Love the colors you used and thank you for all your ideas!!

Casmiles said...

That is BEAUTIFUL. The colors are so rich...love it...

NinaB said...

I love the creative ways you use the images. I know I've seen a lamp with a teacup base before. Great colorful card, Mel.

Bluemoon said...

This is so elegant and looks like real china! I doubt I could piece paper like you do, fabulous and like your twist too!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

This is so beautiful, Melanie! I love the pretty scene you created! Great choice of DP!

Theresa Momber said...

Love your teapot vase! Gorgeous with that beautiful DP.

catdidit said...

Oooo I'd love to have a lamp like that IRL, awesome Mel! This is just gorgeous!

Jennie said...

This is so fabulous Mel! Love the colors and this shabby chic look!

Vanessa said...

Very pretty card! Colors are so vibrant and I like the "vases" you used :)

Payne Holler Cards said...

lovin all the colors and the very chic vases!

Jessica said...

How pretty, Melanie! I LOVE your out of the box ways to to use these images! How fun!

Sandra said...

wonderful!
Sandra