Sunday, February 27, 2011

Hybrid tea bag holder

Hi there! Long time no see! Popping in to post a project I created over the last few days for a challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room. The challenge was to create a project with the theme "Buttons and bows" using these as inspiration:

And Jady Day Studio at ScrapMatters (collab kit with KimB's Designs) just released THE most perfect kit for what I had in mind...

And here is what I came up with for The Shabby Tea Room challenge:

I used a tutorial by Sophia Landry to create the holder. The tea bag and sentiment stamps really gave me trouble today - it just wouldn't give me a nice crisp stamped image. *sigh*

If you look really close at the tea bag, you can see that I re-stamped the tea bag stamp onto a piece of vellum and cut it out. After attaching it to my focal piece, I used a finger dauber to ink some black ink onto the vellum to look like tea in the bag. I really like how it looks in person!!!

The rolled rose on the top of my tea bag holder:

I just LOVE how pretty this looks in the off white color with the sage green leaves and pink pearl in the center!!!

Additional supplies used: rolled rose die and layered label die from My Favorite Things, felt, adhesive flat pearls, stamp set by Fiskars, ribbon, button, green twine, pink cardstock from Stampin' Up!, double sided adhesive tape, tape runner, Tombow mono adhesive liquid glue.

All in all, I am happy with how the project turned out (minus the bad stamp job!!) but I'm still new at this whole stamping thing - had a few suggestions to not press as hard on the stamp since it is a soft clear stamp, lightly sand the stamp, use versa mark ink. I'll take any other suggestions any one has that can help me!

That's it for me - thanks for stopping by!


cbuswell said...

Gorgeous LuAnn!! Thanks for joining us this week at The Shabby Tea Room.

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JillianElise said...

What a beautiful creation! I tried finding the tutorial you mentioned from Sophia Landry, but was unable to locate it. If you are able to provide a link that would be great.