Monday, April 12, 2010

Guest Spot at The Shabby Tea Room!

Happy Monday my friends!  It is my distinct honor and pleasure to be joining the girls at The Shabby Tea Room today for their challenge...."it's hip to be square".  You guessed it, make a project using squares, as many as possible.  I was so excited when Debbie contacted me to guest design with her wonderful team.  Be sure and hop on over to the Shabby Tea Room blog for all of the challenge details and gorgeous project photos.

Here is my card.... 
I started with a square card base that was embossed with swiss dots.  I then added a pinking sheared piece of creme felt.  I filled this square with the wonderful rose image from Cathe Holden, three punches squares of bitty dot paper from PTI and the focal point square that I stamped with the
mother" stamp using chestnut roan chalk ink. 
I used a fan-folded strip of paper and foam dots to pop up the focal square and also used lots of machine stitching which was inspired by the inspo photo of a quilt from Shabby Tea Room.  A piece of lace, craft store silk flower and vintage wooden button finish off my card.

Are you ready for more shabby inspiration?  Check out the girls at the Shabby Tea Room and start thinking in "square" and join us this week in the hip to be square challenge.  Thanks so much for coming by today and thanks to Debbie and The Shabby Tea Room DT for having me this week!
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12 comments:

~amy~ said...

good grief Dana...this is absolutely delish!

Heather Jensen said...

Amazing Dana! Love all the details about this card!!! I especially like the felt. :)

Debbie said...

Absolutely stunning design, Dana! Thank you so much for joining us this week in the Tea Room!! I hope you can come back when your schedule allows to give some of our challenges a try :)

Isabella's Sketchbook said...

Absolutely beautiful card!

The Wife of a Dairyman ~ Nancy said...

Another gorgeous creation Dana! Love it :)

Audrey Pettit said...

Hi Dana! thanks so much for stopping by my blog to say hi! You totally made my day! I love your blog, and just love the card you created for The Shabby Tea Room challenge. So gorgeous and detailed! Love your blog header, too. I need to come visit you often!

Lynnette said...

This is perfect. Wow, just gorgeous!

Nicole said...

So pretty! Perfect Mother's Day card. Love how you used squares. Thanks for being a guest designer over at The Shabby Tea Room! :) And thanks for leaving such a sweet comment on my blog! :)

Karen said...

This is absolutely beautiful, Dana!! Love all the gorgeous femine texture from the embossed dots, to the soft felt, to the fan, to the lace, to all the stitching. Absolutely sweet & devine!! Congrats on your Guest DT spot....they're lucky to have you!! :>:>

Elise said...

There's NOTHING shabby about your breath-taking talent, sweet lil' Dane-o-mine! BRUISED my knees, when I hit the floor in amazement ~ such gorgeous work! How'd I miss it? Sheesh! You are fabulous! Congratulations on your DT status with the Tea Room! I MUST explore: thanks for the HOT tip, my dear!

~Christina~ said...

WOAH!!! That is stunning!!!!!!

Also, My new challenge blog is going to have it's first challenge starting Monday. It's live now with all the details and I'd love to see you stop by sometime :)

Scrap It With Music

Melisa Waldorf said...

WOW!! This is GORGEOUS!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment! You look like you like to get shabby / vintage every now and then. I just found another Vintage Challenge Blog. It's called a Vintage Affair :
http://avintageaffair.ning.com/