Friday, May 28, 2010

Just Us Girls 35 wild card + TESC114 + Shabby Tea Room + City Crafters {Tea Party}

Hey blog friends!  TIme for some more challenge fun with Just Us Girls.  This week is wild card and that means it's hostess choice.  Our amazing Alicia has chosen dry embossing as the challenge this week.  So fire up those embossing folders, light boxes, stylus pens and get embossing with us!

I also took inspiration from the Taylored Expression sketch, the Shabby Tea Room polka dot tea party, and the City Crafters recipe challenge (one ribbon, 3 flowers and 2 papers).  Check out the inspo pictures:

I came up with this:

Tea Party indeed!  I used two new delicious papers; one from October Afternoon's thrift shop line and one from Webster's Pages Life Portraits line.  I picked them up in the coolest papercraft store I know in my area....a veritable wearhouse full o paper and other goodies.  If you are ever in Berkeley, CA you simply must check out Scrapbook Territory!  I'm telling you, it's a papercrafters DREAM!  Your first step inside the doorway will tell you that you have arrived...you will SMELL all the newly minted papers...oh yum and your eyes will behold the shelves and shelves of all things stamp and scrap.

Now Alicia has challenged us to dry emboss this week over at Just Us Girls.  I used a cuttlebug folder (damask) on the ivory circle printed with the teacup from the Graphics Fairy and, I don't know if this counts as embossing but what it does count as in my book is COOL!  I am referring to the decorative ornate corner in the upper right of the card.  I made it with sculpy clay and I am SOOOOO excited because I have been envying the Melissa Frances elements that pop up all over and now I can make something similar myself with a little clay and not *hoard* them because I only have one! ;)  you know what I mean right?  LOL!  Please tell me I'm not the only one who finds it hard to use your favorites?

Ready for more from the JUGs girls?  Check them out!  Also, we bid a fond farewell to our two guest designers this month, Teresa and LeAnne.  They have been an amazing addition to our team for the month of May.  Thank you, ladies!


Thanks so much for stopping by here.  It always makes my day to read your sweet comments and your words of encouragement.  Have a great day!

Supplies:
Paper: Papertrey Ink, Webster's Pages, October Afternoon
Stamps: My Cute Stamps
Ink: Colorbox and Distress ink by ranger
Flowers: Prima
Embossing folder: cuttlebug
Button: Dress it Up
Pearls: Want 2 Scrap
Craft supplies: tea stained trim, vintage dictionary print, sculpey clay, acrylic paint
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24 comments:

Jean said...

Beautiful, beautiful card! FABulous work!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

I luv all the elements in your card, fabulous....have a wonderful weekend!

enjoy *~*

LeAnne said...

Well, this is just delightful! I have that teacup image, too....so fun! How about sharing how you made that little sculpy corner? Inquiring minds want to know!

Debbie said...

Yes, you're right ... it's hard to use the 'last' of something special from my stash too, Dana! Lovely card as always!! I {heart} that handmade flourish corner element - so clever. You should make them and sell them on Etsy -- I'd buy them!! Thanks for joining us in the Tea Room this week :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love this Dana, love how you pay attention to all little details! Thanks for joining us again here at CCCB! We enjoy having you here!

~amy~ said...

Dana...WOW...this is truly spectacular!!

Elise said...

I don't know how it's possible that you awesome creative talents have room to grow and grow and flower like a shabbilicious masterpiece, yet, they do! You a da'WOman and this little piece is extraordinary!

What up with the home made 3D photo corner thingy! HOWD' ya DO that? You crazy card craftin' goddess! YOU rock!

Heather said...

This is so pretty Dana! Love it. Thanks for playing along at CCCB again this week. :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Dana! Love all the layers, textures & Vintage goodies! Great way to combine all these challenges with this week's embossing challenge at JUGS :)

Silke Ledlow said...

Super cute and beautiful Dana!!! Love your embossing!!! Perfect take on the Sketch too!!! Hugs ~S~

Terrie B x said...

Oh WoW `stunningly beautiful` card:)x

Audrey Pettit said...

Your card is gorgeous! Fabulous! I love your clay piece and love the embossing. Love it all.
I'm hoping to make it to the Bay Area this summer, and now have someplace to look up when I come. Thanks for sharing. :) And thanks for playing along with us at TSTR.

Rosemary said...

Gorgeous card, Dana! Love your handmade embellishment!

Laurie Chilton said...

Dana your card is absolutely adorable. I LOVE your sculpty clay corner...so amazing that you made it. Wonderful job! Thank you for visiting my blog today too! Hugs :)

Linda Robinson said...

Your card is just to cute, I love it.. so many elements to look at..

Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

MacKenzie said...

SHUT UP! I just went to Scrapbook Territory last week! Heaven...isn't it?

Courtney Baker said...

Oh that's totally gorgeous Dana!

june lanum said...

very pretty love the details thanks for joining us at the CCCB

Cheryl Nelson said...

so gorgeous! love all the beautiful details!

Stampin' Pam said...

WOnderfully done Dana - just amazing how well you pull off the shabby chic look! FAB!!

Maria Levine said...

Beautiful card! Love the style and all the great details.

Melisa Waldorf said...

Fabulous card. I've never considered embossing over the image like that. I love it. So unfair, you tease us with your adorable clay element and then don't share the details. Did you use a stamp ?? it looks more like a mold. I stamped on sculpey this weeked and created a cross. I used a clear stamp which stuck to the clay, so I sprayed it up with some cooking oil and it worked. I'm thinking there must be a better way, teehee. But I haven't had time to research it, so since I seen your fabulous clay creation, thought I would ask?? Any tips? Have a wonderful week and you girls rock over at JUGS. I wish I could play more!

Karen said...

PS Sign me up for the 'Hoarders Because I Love It So Much' club!! ;>

Karen said...

Dana, Dana, Dana.........talk about inspiration station!! Every nook and cranny of this delightful tea cup card contain a bit to smile at...add it all up and just need to 'tip me over and pour me out'!

Love, LOVE, LOVE your sculpy corner!!! Love your creativity and thinking outside the package! :>