Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Shabby Tea Room #89 - Colors of Nature



This week's challenge at The Shabby Tea Room is called the Colors of Nature. Participants have been asked to use the above photo for inspiration! Wow! Aren't the colors amazing? And I just love flowering cabbage! I sure wish I could figure out how to do this arrangement for my front door!

And here is my very humble interpretation...



The base is kraft paper and I have added a layer of distressed Basic Grey paper. Underneath I added a little ecru trim from a set I purchased at Hobby Lobby. I then added a rich red bow. The beauty of this? It came off of a soap and lotion set I bought for my bathroom! I snagged that and added it to my stash immediately! I then added some artificial leaves I found in a huge bag at my local dollar store for you guessed it... $1! The button is a wooden one I stained with a Copic marker (V04) taking pains to make it look rough. I pulled gold wire through it and wrapped it around a small pencil for added interest. The final touches include one of my favorite ODBD sets (Harvest Blessings) stamped on kraft with a dark orange ink! Thanks so much for stopping by and come back tomorrow to see my post for the coming Shabby Tea Room Challenge! I am so honored and excited to be this week's guest designer! Blessings...

Ingredients

Paper - Bazzill, Basic Grey - Indie Blooms; Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Harvest Blessings; Ink - Close to My Heart - Autumn Terracota; Lace - Spare Parts; Ribbon - from my stash; Gold Wire; Button (my stash); Leaves (my stash)

3 comments:

Tam said...

very nice! Great colors for a Christmas card, too.

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

Pretty card. I like how the bow sits on top of the leaves. The trim is a sweet touch too.

Sheri said...

Very pretty! Love that bow! Thanks for sharing with us at THE SHABBY TEA ROOM ;-)