Monday, February 28, 2011

Shabby Tea Room Challenge as interpreted by The Stamping Boutique

The challenge for today's Shabby Tea Room was to create an elegant project inspired by this photo - using Red, Black and white (or cream).

I would love to have a white kitchen ... This red gives the perfect pop to this, too. 

Since The Stamping Boutique is sponsoring this challenge for the Shabby Tea Room, I had to use this Magic of Pretend digital image with the little girl having Tea with her Teddy.

I used my Copics to color this beauty with a little bit of my prismacolored pencils and Gamsol for the dress/bows.  The background is nearly covered, but hope you can see that I used last week's Splitcoast Stampers technique of creating a Bargello pattern.  I basically laid 3 strips of red, white and black papers in a row then cut them into strips the other way & attached them by offsetting slightly to create a 'V' pattern.  I went with a half-inch strip, but I may try it again using a quarter inch strip for a more striking effect (as well as a better repeat of the pattern).  Very clever technique!

I used black as my mats as well as for the Sizzix flourish.  Look close and you'll see some rhinestones attached to the teapot lid, sparkles and the tips of the flourish as well as black gems in the corner.  Had to finish this one off with the red satin bow ...

What do you think?  Would love to hear!


gaijinjoy said...

What an elegant and highly creative design! Colors are spectacular. A real stunner!

Cheryl said...

Lovely card! Your coloring is beautiful!

jimlynn said...

VERY elegant - love those colors too.