Friday, September 11, 2020

Inspired By #141

This sweet image posted yesterday on the Inspired By challenge blog really caught my attention.  I'm usually not one for Shabby Chic but the prints on the tea cups drew me right in.  


The fact that I happen to have just the right stamp set didn't hurt either.  *wink*  Here's what I created.

As you can see, I took the inspiration board quite literally.  I have tea cups, a branch, a bird and shabby chic colors and patterns.  

I began by stamping my images onto some really old but absolutely perfect patterned paper.  I didn't have the perfect paper for the floral image so I stamped it out onto the same subtle cream paper as the top cup and then quickly colored it in with Copics.  I used rustic cream card stock for both my panel and card base.  I did some ink blending to accentuate the edges of the panel as well as to color my sentiment strip.  I adhered the elements to the panel, popping up the branch and the bird and then adhered the panel to the card base.  I added a sprinkling of clear droplets to finish it off.  

This is a very different look for me.  It's good to try new things and I'm really pleased with the outcome.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

WPlus9 - Hello and Thanks Stamp and Die set  
WPlus 9 - Handlettered Hello stamp set (sentiment) 
PaperTrey Ink - Rustic Cream card stock   
Distress Oxide - Tattered Rose
Ellen Hutson - clear droplets  

Stay safe and healthy my friends!  


Thank you for visiting my little crevice of the crafty blogosphere.  Your time, comments and friendship are much appreciated.  

Happy Crafting!



  1. I love the creamy, shabby-chic-y look of all the patterns in your stack of cups! I can't believe this stamp was in your stash - kismet, I'm tellin' ya!
    Thanks for bringing your sweet-tea cups to our IB tea party!

  2. You really did have the perfect stamp for the challenge! Beautiful card. Mmm, tea.:D

  3. You interpreted shabby chic as beautifully as all your cards, you are so talented! Your card is so beautiful, love the gorgeous papers you chose to stamp your perfect cups, such a lovely tea party! Thank you for inspiring us again @ IB this week!