Good morning everyone! I hope this beautiful Monday morning finds you all well. It is a glorious fall day here. The sun is shining and the air is crisp. This was the first morning in months that I was actually chilly. Had to look for an extra layer to put on as I was stumbling bleary-eyed around in the wee bus stop hours. Guess that means my favorite season is on the way.
We have a new challenge for you today in The Shabby Tea Room. Create a card or project using a nature theme and the color green inspired by this lovely fresh living photo.
I love these simple arrangements made from a mixture of greens and crisp white. I used that blend as the basis of my card, creating my own floral arrangement that mimics the inspiration photo.
My focal flower is a digital image called Lily Stems provided by this week’s sponsor in the Tea Room, Tiffany Doodles. Tiffany Doodles is offering 10 free images to this week’s winner, plus free images to the runners up, as well. Great reason to come play along with us!
I printed the lily onto white cardstock and colored the image with chalk pastels and my silver gel pen. I then spritzed the panel with Ivy Green Glimmer Mist and edged it with Antique Linen distress ink, and added several layers of ultra-thick embossing enamel to the entire piece.
To get a fun crackled finish to your embossed projects simply put your piece into the freezer for a few minutes and then bend the cardstock gently to create the cracks. If you didn’t get enough crackling to suit you, place the piece back in the freezer for another few minutes and repeat the process. If, on the other hand, you are not happy with how the crackling turned out, re-heat your panel with your embossing gun until the cracks smooth out. Then you can try again. Here’s a close up.
Hope you check out the Tea Room blog to see more great inspiration projects from the rest of the team, and play along for your chance to win some free digital images from our sponsor. And on a personal note, it’s time for me to say goodbye. This is my last design team project for the Shabby Tea Room. A huge thank you to the team and to Debbie for having me these last 6 months and for all your wonderful inspiration! It has been a ball, and I look forward to playing along with you all in the future. Good luck, my friends!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful day!