The Shabby Tea Room Challenge 248

Monday, March 30, 2015

Hi there!
I am playing this beautiful challenge that my challenge patrol Nina found, The Shabby Tea Room Challenge! 

Isn't this photo just beautiful!?
I LOVE shabby chic, but unfortunately, I don't really know how to make shabby chic cards:-( When I try, I think they come out just messy... BUT I had to play this challenge, this inspirational photo was giving me so many ideas!

So here it is...

I loved the pennants, a basket full of flowers, distressed wood....
I tried to capture all the elements in the photo, plus some.
That beautiful chair with the basket of flowers is from the retired set, Cherish Friendship. I stamped the image on the watercolor paper, colored it with Stampin' Markers and my trusty Blender pen. I actually colored the chair with the White Stampin' Chalk Marker, I thought it would look like old matte paint, but you really can't see it.

This gorgeous seam binding is from Paper Sweeties. I just love the way it is wrinkled and twisted! This color is called Oatmeal, it's a soft white with a hint of tan, I'd say it's between Stampin' up! Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla. I am going to need to order more colors along with their flower sequins that I am totally in love with!

The basecard is the Naturals Ivory cardstock, which is perfect when I try to make a vintage or shabby chic card. It's got a rustic feel to it. 

My notes...

Stamp: Cherish Friendship
Paper: Naturals Ivory, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Stazon Black, Crumb Cake, Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Strawberry Slush Stampin' Marker, Blender Pen
Accessory: Venetian Crochet Trim, Paper Sweeties Oatmeal Seam Binding
Tool: Petite Pennants Builder Punch, Doily Die (Retired), Your Next Stamp Scripty Words Die Set, Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Sponge, Glue Dots

Thank you so much for Stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed it!


  1. I love how the pop of color comes out in the flags. So glad to have found you through the Shabby Tea Room.

  2. This card is so pretty! I love how those flowers pop on that chair! And that bunting is so cute!