Monday, July 02, 2012

Guest Designer at the Shabby Tea Room

Hello Friends!!
I am so excited to be a Guest Designer at
the Shabby Tea Room for July!
It is week #121 in the Tea Room and the theme is
"You're Invited" and we have this fabulous inspiration photo.
Here is an invitation that I made for you!!
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I used GIMP to paint the tea pot, and cupcake images.  The cupcake stand, roses on the tea pot, tiny white flowers and leaves are all parts of images that I have altered from Karen the Graphics Fairy.  I used Inkscape to create the "You're invited to play in the Shabby Tea Room," text, outline and cut lines.  I then used my black cat cougar to cut the die cut out!  
Of course I used my favorite embellishments from Pro 31 Designs to embellish my invitation.  I have pink and champagne (button flower centers) pearls.  Pink and ivory curly roses.  Ivory beaded sprays.  The fabby Pink seam binding I bought from Debbie at the Tea Room.  Below you can see the fabulous ivory drop bead trim that Esmeralda sent me as a gift (thank you), as well as my favorite May Arts green leaf trim.
I inked all my edges with Ranger's Old Paper distress inks.  I used an embossing folder to give my background piece more depth.  I also went over the raised areas with the Old paper, and distressed the edges with my scissors.
Here is what my die cuts looks like digitally, and separate. 
I just love LOVE them both!!

I also created another little invitation for inspiration.
I kept it simple, using the same Pro 31 Designs Embellsihments and Seam Binding from Debbie.  I also used some liquid pearls by Ranger in Bisque, that way it still looks fabulous, but will be flat enough to fit in the envelope.
I did some doodling with my perfect medium pen and perfect pearls in perfect copper by Ranger.
Here is a look at the back of the invitation tag.
This time, I used GIMP to create my text and lines.  Punched a hole in the top of the tag with my Crop o Dile, and added a grommet.
Here is a look at the collage sheet.

I have created this into a collage sheet, here it is below.
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$5.00 for the digital collage sheet

I sure hope you  will accept my invitation to come and play at the Shabby Tea Room with me!!
I will be sharing my creations for inspiration with

I will be joining in these challenges

Thank you for visiting!!


  1. Heather, Congrats on being a guest designer at the Shabby Tea Room, and this first creation is Stunning, I love the tag invite too :-) Debi x

  2. GORGEOUS!! Congrats on your GDT spot at the Tea Room! Well deserved:)

  3. Awesome creations .So olde world country feel . love them all .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  4. Wow these are all beautiful creations!! Love the colours of them all!!
    Came over from MIM
    Nat -x-

  5. Congrat's on being a guest designer at Shabby Tea Room. Love your tag! That tea pot and cupcake holder are too cute!

  6. Hello. I saw these fantastic cards on MIM..Faye

  7. Hi Heather, ooh these are soooo pretty! Love the vintage look and your colours are fabulous.

    Thanks for joining in with us this week at Divas by Design.


  8. This is so lovely...congrats on the GDT what an accomplishment!!!

    Thanks for joining the Divas this week...
    Rina Fashionista

  9. Fantastic cards and tags. Popping by from MIM to visit..Loz

  10. Absolutly pure perfection! Such lovely soft & shabby details! Love all the pearls! Popping by from TSTR. Have a wonderful day! Hugs and sunshine!
    P.S. Congrats on your GDT spot!

  11. Just love this – very creative. Saw this on MIM and just had to pop over to have a closer look. Wishing you a fab Friday.
    Digistamps4Joy DT Member
    Doing Life

  12. Knockouts! Super congrats on GDT! Your talent is amazing (-:

  13. Absolutely in love with your project! Thanks for sharing!
    I saw this on Make it Monday!
    These are my entries: # 129, #158, #160, #162, # 250 and #252 (Candy Alert) would love it if you could visit.

  14. I LOVE LOVE LOVE everything tea! I saw your card on Make it Monday!

    Debra Pate
    Fabulously Creative

  15. Absolutely stunning! You really excel at this style.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make it Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

  16. great make and well done on your gdt slot, saw this on mim x


Thanks for Visiting my blog today! Hope you found some inspiration...Have a great day! Hugs....Heather