Monday, October 1, 2012

A Fun Invitation...

I'm happy and honored to have been invited to be a Guest Designer at The Shabby Tea Room for the month of October.  I love the challenges at Debbie's site, and especially love the inspiration that the talented design team provides every week, so it was a special pleasure to receive this invitation!

This week, Rebekah is the challenge host, and has given us both an inspiration photo for the colors and theme ...

AND a sketch, for design, to work with ...

And guess what? You can actually see the elements of the sketch in my card...I'm getting better at this! :)  Here's my card for this challenge...the largest piece of "background paper" on the front is a piece of white burlap - one of my favorite autumn textures...

The base of the floral cluster is a bright orange shabby fabric rose, topped with a twine loop trim glued into a circle, some punched branches, a paper rose, and a few loops of pearl "ribbon" ...

I often cut apart my sentiment stamps so I can rearrange the spacing of the words to use them on different shapes, tags, etc.  That's what I did with this Paper Sweeties sentiment stamp to fit the part I wanted to use onto the oval tag...

Patterned papers: Basic Grey Basics White; Basic Grey Max & Whiskers (gold dot)       Sentiment: Paper Sweeties
White burlap & scalloped white lace:      Fabric flower & burlap trim: Frogfeathers on Etsy
Loose pearls: Queen & Co.      Paper rose: Prima      Martha Stewart Medium Branch punch
Miscellaneous craft store supplies: glittered fabric leaf, seed stem, pearl trim, eyelash fiber, black lace, gold ric-rac

Thanks for visiting today...I hope your week is starting with a smile!


  1. It's the fabulous autumn card!!!

  2. Wow!!! So beautiful fall card with such pretty details! Hugs, Nataly :0)

  3. This looks amazing! I love what you have done with the flower... I should get some lessons on card making from you!!

  4. Lovely, lovely card! Your design is gorgeous the perfect take on the challenge! I'm so glad to see you at TSTR!

  5. So Beautiful.......your flowers are just amazing, I love all the layering of all the different textures!

  6. So gorgeous Kathy!! and so glad to see you at TSTR!!! Hugs, Rebecca

  7. So gorgeous Kathy!! I love your shabby take on autumn and that stunning flower!! an so glad to see you at TSTR!!! Hugs, Rebecca

  8. Wow!!!You knocked it out of the park as usual! Congrats on your guest designing spot at The Shabby Tea Room!

  9. Big congrats on being guest designer this month for TSTR! Your card is absolutly stunning! Love your layering style with fabulous flowers! So much interest, texture, and detail! Love it...great job! Take care and have a wonderful weekend, hugs!

  10. Gorgeous GORGEOUS! Love your card. Congrats on guest designing:) Well deserved!

  11. Wonderful card. Congrats on the guest designing!


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