Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Day 3: "Funny Farm" and "Tea Time"

Welcome back to day 3 of our previews! First set of the day is Rupa Shevde's "Tea Time". If you love tea, you'll love this set! (Sometimes it's just the idea of tea that makes things seem so sophisticated! ;) I used this little geisha tea set today, love the elegant shape of this pot and cups without handles...
I paper pieced it with a solid distressed piece of Basic Grey Lemonade, it is perfect for the patina of antique china. Swipe a a darker marker over the edges and detail to give shadows and contour. TIP: I also stamped them in black onto the white paper, colored the handle brown and glued my teal pieces over them, this way you don't have to worry about trimming the handle. Don't forget to make a little shadow underneath each, here I used W-3 Warm Gray. For Asian inspired cards I always try to use a simple, serene layout, so I just divided the fancy background DP from the same pack into sections to go above and below and adhered them all to a Pure Luxury Lipstick Red base. I am completely out of all my paper and sateen flowers now, so, I colored and cut out a few of my blooms from my new "Buds and Vases" to embellish the top and bottom! A terrific match for the DP, swirls on the tea pot, and girly theme.

Next is Gina K 's "Funny Farm". Oh, the zany antics you'll stamp up with these farm critters! I had to start with this cute little pig and the sentiment "...hogs and kisses" so I pulled out two chipboard "x"s I had, sponged them with black and popped up two little stamped pigs I colored with Copics in between, XOXO!
Base is Pure Luxury Innocent Pink and tag is Soft Sand. I used 5/8" black gingham and a button from the pink assortment tied with hemp.
Sides of the white mat are stamped with "In Stitches".

For more samples with tonight's new stamp sets, please visit these participating designer's blog links:


The entire team would like to cordially invite each of you to our release party this Thursday night, September 30. We'll have contest questions, challenges, chatter, and lots of samples with the new stamp sets to share during the party. Please make plans to join us from 7-10 central on StampTV!
My giveaway for the new "Buds and Vases" set is still going on, so don't forget to enter here if you have not already!
Hogs and Kisses,
Melanie

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gotta comment! I am squealing with delight over the piggy card - just too much fun! Love the other sets as well....esp. the tea one. Can't wait to see what else everyone comes up and what are in the sets. Thanks for sharing!

Chris R. from Iowa

Kay S said...

That piggy card is just too cute, Melanie! And, I love the tea pot card. Beautiful design. The addition of the flowers is really perfect.

Sankari W. said...

Adorable Melanie!! LOVE that hogs and kisses card - so clever and adorable - and your tea card is gorgeous and beautiful and elegant!
hugs,
Sankari :)

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

OMG!!!!!! You knocked me over again!!! The tea set with an Asian flair is beautiful! And that XOXO design.....I am sooooooooooo CASEing that!!!

tlgirl353 said...

Melanie- great cards and now I will be able to use all those chipboard x's I have left over!

Becky said...

love the tea set, and those little pigs are adorable.

stampqueen said...

Stunning colors on the Tea Time Card!!! Wonderful with the DP.
Love the X's - too cute!!!

Suzanne J Dean said...

The first one is bee-utiful but the second one is AWESOMELY cute, love it!

hugz,
Suzanne

Theresa Momber said...

The tea set looks fab with your gorgeous flowers! Love the hogs and kisses!

Valerie said...

the X pig X pig card is so clever, I love it!

Cathy said...

Love the colors of the tea card! But that piggy card is WAY CUTE!!! :) Love love LOVE IT!

Lagene said...

Your tea party card is so elegant! & love the xoxo card!

lisa808 said...

Love your tea card!!! Your farm card is too funny!!!

NinaB said...

I love how you used your flowers to accessorize the tea card. And cute pig card :-)

Miesje said...

Cuteness all the way around! Love them! Lovin the farm set and the X - well I know I am going to have to borrow that idea!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

How creative this card is. Love the way you used your little giggies. Simply adorable.

The tea pot card is just as wonderful...how could it NOT be wonderful, if your hands touched it! =)

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Your teapot card is absolutely gorgeous, Melanie! I love the DP and the arrangement of the images! The bright flowers are a prefect embellishment! And your Funny Farm card - just too cute!

catdidit said...

OOooo loving that tea card, gorgeous colors on the teapot and cups!! And o.m.g.!! That pig card, too stinking cute Mel!

Donna said...

Squeal! Love that piggie card! Too cute.

joy said...

Cute piggy card! Love the serenity of the tea card!

Amy Johnson said...

I love the cute piggy card! THats so creative. And the tea pot card is so serene.

Anita said...

Stunning cards! I love how you paper pieced the tea pot. The pig card is just too cute.

Jennie said...

Oh these are so cute Melanie! Love how you did the piggy card :o)

Kary said...

Melanie, I LOVE both your cards!! The tea time card is really beautiful and the piggy card is so cute. :)