Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Tea & Cookies

Can't believe it's already time for another "Tea Party" with the other smART cookies! We're doing a sketch again, this time provided by Donna. She also challenged us to do something "different" with the background strips

I'd been dying to use my new set Kings and this sketch was perfect. I started out with the card base, and stamped it with the crowns (using gold & silver brilliance ink), and overstamped with the script (One Smile). I also added some distress ink around the edges to age it just a bit. And then we moved on to the fun part! I stamped the sentiment, and added some gold around the edges. Focal point done! Now what to layer behind it? The horizontal piece was put through my Big Shot with the Fiskars leather texture plate, and then I accented the raised areas with silver ink. For the background strips, I used a variety of materials. The center is paper with silver cord, then gold organdy ribbon, and finally some pieces of a paint sample (thanks, Ralph Lauren!) I love the final result - very rich looking but still fun. And did you notice that I didn't use any printed paper?

We'd love to have you join us for our little party - what can you create from this sketch?

See what everyone else has cooked up: In the Works, Mama Dini's Stamperia, Dee's Studio, Sweet Somethings, and Susiestampalot.

6 comments:

Donna said...

Wow! That is so cool! I love all the patterns and textures and unexpected materials. What color is the paint chip? It looks perfect for my kitchen! {wink, wink}

Heidi said...

Very cool! I really like how you inked up the background! Can't wait to play with this set either!

dini said...

ooh, nice color combo, and as always creative use of shtuff. :) Hey, did everyone get that set? Where's mine?! LOL

Dina

Susan T said...

Wow! My eyes keep looking! I like the color combo and the way you varied the strip arrangement...I never thought of that.

Sarosa said...

I came SOOOOO close to ordering that set today! I had a list of stamps to get from smARTworks, and I wanted the crowns for a "crown Him with many crowns" stamp I own! But, I was determined to pare down the list to just Christmas stamps I felt a genuine need for, and it didn't "make the cut!"

Anyway, love the colors and the style, I'll have to join the party...

Sencie said...

Wow! Love it!! : )