Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Domestic Goddess with Just Us Girls and the Shabby Tea Room

HI there!  A quickie post to share a card I made for Just Us Girls and the Shabby Tea Room.  I wasn't able to meet the DT post deadline this week due to activities with my girls but I am so inspired by the JUGs girls and the participants that I definitely needed to make something apron-ish!

Check out the Just Us Girls blog for a link to an apron template and then get your domestic goddess on!  I also took the challenge over at the Shabby Tea Room to incorporate lime green, cool turquoise and hot pink.  Here's the inspo picture...
This photo makes me this of icy cool drinks in the back yard served with fresh homemade goodies.  Of course, the domestic goddess needs a cutie pie apron right?
If you checked out the template over at JUGs you will find I made a few adjustment ;)  I can't help where the mojo takes me sometimes.  Cosmo Cricket's DeLovely papers (LOVE!) combined with Just Rite Stampers Homemade Treats stamp set (LOVE!) said retro housewife apron to me.  Do you just LOVE the Mel's Diner/neon sign type face on the JustRite "Fresh Baked" stamp?  I do!  I paired it with the pear journaling block from CC's elements page and then cut the fork and knife with SCAL and cricket.  A fabric scrap "napkin" has been tucked into the apron pocket just in case Domestic Goddess needs to dab at a little speck o' somethin'.  The bottom trim of the apron was detail cut from a 12x12 sheet of DeLovely:Delightful designer paper.  I highlighted the flower centers with a touch of bling from Want 2 Scrap.
And no Domestic Goddess would dare be seen without a flower corsage! (boy do i ever believe in fantasyland or what??!)  I made the flower using Papertrey Ink Hawaiian Shores and glimmer mist using a tutorial linked at Kelleigh Ratzlaff's blog.  It wasn't too difficult and it seems that depending on the paper you use, you can get really different looks.  I love Kelleigh's crinkly look she acheived using textured paper!  Mine took on a more suede-like feel. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today...now I think I'll go bake a pear cobbler or something! ;) 

Supplies:
Paper: Cosmo Cricket, SU and PTI
Stamps: JustRite
Ink: SU
Bling: Want to Scrap
Punches: EK and Fiskars
Ribbon: PTI
diecuts:  SCAL and cricut
Craft supply:  colored brad, fabric scrap, bakers twine

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21 comments:

Debbie said...

Oh My Shabby Goodness, Dana!!!!! This is awesome! The Delovely papers seem to be the 'go to' DSP for everyone this week -- the colors are perfect! You did an amazing job with your apron ... I'm working on mine right now and hope to finish today in time to post! Thank you so much for sharing your amazing talents with us all in the Tea Room this week :)

Kathy Martin said...

Super cute cards! You got the colors down to a TEA! Pun intended! ;)

Maria Levine said...

Horray Dana! LOVE what you did! GOtta love that Delovely paper so bright and cheerful! NICE JOB!!

Heather Jensen said...

So stinking cute Dana! Love the colors and the big flower. :)

Danni said...

Oh my word is this ever cute! You did such a fabulous job!

Stampin' Pam said...

Dana this is just fabulousness to the nth degree! I LOVE it. I wanted to do a more feminine apron like yours - love where your mojo took you, Thanks for getting back to jugs - we could post you on the main post ya know girly!

Kathryn B said...

I'm glad you let your Mojo take you in this direction cuz this is beautiful! I love the design of your apron and the colors rock! Great trim on the bottom of the apron too! The color of your flower compliments the apron to perfection!!! ;0)

Audrey Pettit said...

My gosh, this is fabulous! I absolutely love this little apron, and adore all the detail you added. The napkin in the pocket, and lovely hand made flower,it's all amazing. Thanks so much for sharing this with us in the Tea Room.

Andrea M said...

Oh Dana! This is fabulous!!! I love the patterned papers and the fun colors!!! What a beautiful apron :) LOVE IT!!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Wow, what a great take on those challenges! Love your apron and the creative flair it's got.

Lisa said...

OMG Dana this is too too cute!! I am so in love with all these apron images I've seen lately and you have decorated yours so cute! Thanks for playing along in the Tea Room this week!

Deb Hickman said...

Fab,love what you did with the apron and papers are gorgeous.

Elise said...

Oooow, it's a perfect day for high-heels and pearls.... THAT apron and a little cheerful house cleaning... {Wait, NOT!} How 'bout some of the MOST exquisite, crafty inspiration by a super DElightful and talented friend! Yep, I'll sip my coffee and ignore the cobwebs and feel completely fulfilled enjoying YOUR work! {You're so clever!}

Terri said...

Awesome! I love everything about it. Any chance you would be willing to share the template you created with us?

PapierGirl said...

This is absolutely adorable! I love every little detail - thank you for joining us at TSTR! :)

Lisa Kind said...

OMGosh, Dana! This is so pretty! Leave it to you to do something so fabulous! Love your "altered" apron and all the accents you managed to add! Just lovely! Glad you were able to play after all!

Claire said...

I want an apron like that! Just gorgeous!

Karen said...

There is So much fantastic goodness to adore here!! From the great papers, to that flower (you made it ?!?!!! Wowee!!), to what is so wonderfully you......you have an amazing ability to combine so many different elements from different places seamlessly!! :>

Jinny Newlin said...

Super sweet! So many fantastic elements to look at! Congrats!

Diane Jaquay said...

WOW, that is one GORGEOUS apron! Congrats on your win at the Shabby Tea Room :)

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Absolutely adorable! Congrats on winning the top teapot at TSTR!