Monday, November 17, 2014

The Shabby Tea Room - Challenge #240

Welcome to another fun challenge at The Shabby Tearoom!! This time around we are celebrating the Autumn season and being thankful....
Hello shabby friends and welcome to another fun week of inspiration and creativity here in the Tea Room!  This week our challenge is called 'Grateful!  Please create a card/projectINSPIRED BY THE PHOTO AND INCLUDE TWINE and/or BURLAP!

FOR YOUR SUBMISSION TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE WEEKLY PRIZE AND HONORS: Because we are sponsored weekly by wonderful businesses who have graciously donated products and in the interest of fairness to all participants, any entries that do not follow our simple challenge rules will remain in the gallery but will not be eligible for the weekly prizes and top honors. Thanks for your understanding and participation!

Well as I was browsing through the images by one of our sponsors, Bugaboo Stamps, I came across a cute little guy that I just HAD to have...
I started off with an A2 sized card base then layered on a piece of digital background paper from Papers By Janet then added my layered image. I wasn't so happy with it so I dis-assembled it and added a little doily that I distressed with a little tan & teal ink. A little seam binding from Paper Sweeties and some little accent leaves tied it all together. Ohh, my burlap...way cool, I found it in a little paper pack at Hobby Lobby. It's a 4X6 (I think) paper pack with several colors of paper lined burlap. I couldn't cut it on my paper trimmer so I had to free hand it, but as you can see it worked just fine with a die from Pretty Pink Posh and running it through a die cutting machine. I'm fairly happy with my Copic coloring job. I would have liked to added a little darker golden/yellow to his hair but I didn't have the right color. I thought about a little brown but then thought that with the basket it'd be too much brown...sigh. I wish I was a better picture taker so you could see all the shaddowing/shading. He really is adorable though!!

Items Used:
Bugaboo Stamps - Bobblehead Thanksgiving Scarecrow
Digital Papers By Janet - Antique Paper 6 - Backgrounds
Dies by Pretty Pink Posh - stitched borders - 1
Seam Binding by Paper Sweeties - frosting

 The Shabby Girls are pleased to welcome our sponsors Bugaboo Stamps and Digital Papers by Janet Etsy!
Sponsor #1:

As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was two years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing!  From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects.  Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week!

If your taste runs to rubber (and you know who you are), you can find Bugaboo Stamps stamps at Totally Stampalicious. And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT  for weekly challenges at Catch the Bug.

Our links are:
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Sponsor #2:

My name is Janet, I'm Polish, live in the south of Italy and the mother of two children!!  I am a printing technician by profession, but an artist by passion.  I really like to draw and photograph everything with my camera. I am in love with old graphics and illustrations, and I always have my colored markers and pencils around me to sketch with.  I'm so happy to be sponsoring this week's Tea Room challenge!

Tea Time Terrific Top Three first place winner will receive three collage files.
Tea Time Terrific Top Three second place winner will receive two collage files.
Tea Time Terrific Top Three third place winner will receive one collage file.

Please link your creations at The Shabby Tea Room by Sunday, November 30th to play along. Winner and Tea Time Terrific Top Three will be announced Monday, December 1st. We will have an all-new challenge for you to play along with on the 1st as well, so please come back and visit with us again for another chance to win!

1 comment:

  1. Aww, this card is so cute Tina! I love that cute image and I love the papers and doily you used as well as the cute leaves with the ribbon. Hugs, Brenda